by Jeff Borschowa on 09/16/14
If handled right, outsourcing payroll can be a strategic initiative for your accounting firm—and it can build client relationships. Be aware of both the challenges and opportunities.
by Jessica Ballard on 09/15/14
The Apple founder became successful by focusing on a niche. You may not strive to become world-famous, but developing a niche can be a steppingstone to a new level of success for you, too.
by Jason Bramwell on 09/15/14
The menu for Sept. 15 features specials on Hertz and Carl Icahn make amends, Akorn is next US company to consider an inversion, Grover Norquist questions IRS audit of Breitbart News, and more.
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by Kristen Rampe on Sep 15, 2014
You thought Hollywood had a monopoly on scandal? The same hacking horror could hit the accounting world, as this 'what if' scenario shows. It's funny now, but not if it happened to you.
by Terry Sheridan on Sep 12, 2014
How do you calculate taxes owed on what the IRS calls convertible virtual currency? Experts may argue about what virtual currencies are, but at the end of the day, the IRS wants its cut.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 12, 2014
The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.
by Sally Glick on Sep 12, 2014
As a marketing professional, I caution you to learn to prioritize. No matter how small your firm may be, you need to make time to write a marketing plan that can guide your activities. Create a blueprint that can provide consistency and structure.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 11, 2014
More than 1 million tax payments have been processed, and more than $1.7 billion have been received, so far in 2014 through IRS Direct Pay, a free online payment system that debuted earlier this year, the tax agency announced on Wednesday.
by Bryce Sanders on Sep 11, 2014
Many professionals find themselves worshipping on weekends, saying thanks and being involved in the community. Can this lead to business? Yes—if you don't directly prospect and keep it low-key.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 11, 2014
The menu for Sept. 11 features specials on Munger defends Buffett on Burger King deal, PwC and Crowe Horwath face lawsuit over Colonial Bank collapse, US Chamber gauges voter sentiment on tax code, and more.
by Deanna White on Sep 11, 2014
Don't think that all new accountants only want to work for the Big Four. Small and midsized firms have plenty of advantages. The trick is knowing what to offer the best candidates.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 10, 2014
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found that 59 percent of registered voters think Congress should enact legislation that would “penalize and discourage” US companies from shifting their headquarters overseas to cut their US tax bill.
by David Ringstrom on Sep 10, 2014
Our Excel expert takes a fresh look at Excel for iPad and happily discovers that in the past months Microsoft has added some key elements. Mobile spreadsheet users are now in a much better place.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 10, 2014
The menu for Sept. 10 features specials on REITs swell under new IRS rules, Breitbart News claims IRS harassment, 10 new AICPA/Accountemps scholarship winners announced, and more.
by Julian Block on Sep 10, 2014
You probably know about all the different taxes and deductions. Here's how to time payments, local taxes, and other transactions to get the most bang for your client's buck.

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