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A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Are Audits Suffering Due to Data Analysis?

The menu for April 16 features specials on when disclosure is appropriate in internal audit reports, root causes of audit deficiencies, taxpayers being left the tab on tax havens, and more.
Tax

How to Get Tax Breaks on Divorce

Divorce is hard, and the IRS isn't going to make it any easier. The IRS generally says "no" to tax deductions that might ease the pain of divorce—but there are exceptions.
Practice

To Get Client Referrals, Work on Loyalty

Many firms these days hope to garner most of their new business through referrals. But you won't get referrals from clients unless you can build true client loyalty.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Happy Tax Day!

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 15.
Practice

The Four Reasons to Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't just today's buzzword—it's a way to improve your business. Accountants can use the cloud to increase security, lower costs and enhance client service.
A&A

GASB Sets Guidelines for Measuring Assets and Liabilities

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board on Monday defined two approaches for measuring assets and liabilities, intended to guide the standard-setting organization in establishing accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments.
Practice

Survey: Work Hours and Resources Not Spared From Tax Preparation

According to a new Accountemps survey, 30 percent of respondents believe it is not unusual for employees to spend time on personal income tax preparation during the workday – and use company resources to do it.
Practice

Why Different Generations of Clients Need Different Solutions

There's no cookie-cutter solution to working across multiple generations.
Tax

IRS Ramps Up ID Theft and Refund Fraud Enforcement Efforts

Nearly 300 new identity theft and refund fraud investigations have been launched during this tax-filing season, bringing the number of active cases to almost 1,900, the IRS announced last week.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Audits Are Sparse This Year

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 14.
Practice

The Only Four Things You Need to Need to Know

Busy and confused? Just memorize these four points and you have the basics of managing an accounting practice.
A&A

FASB Tweaks Rules for Discontinued Operations Reporting

Under the new US GAAP guidance, a discontinued operation is a disposal of part of an organization that has a major effect on its operations and financial results. Examples include a disposal of a major geographic area, a major line of business, or a major equity method investment.

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Tax

Further Details on Lerner's DOJ and Contempt Problems

About the process: just how much trouble is Lois Lerner facing?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Audit Flaws Are a Global Problem

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 11.
Practice

How to Make Your Employees Happy

Yes, it's important, and there's a lot more to it than dress-down Fridays.
Tax

House Panel Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today voted in favor of holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress because she had twice refused to answer the panel’s questions regarding the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.
Practice Development

How to Move from Trusted Servant to Trusted Advisor

Accountants have been moving in a new direction in recent years—don't get left behind.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Contempt Vote Coming Today Against Lois Lerner

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 10.
Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.

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