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Practice

How to Maximize Social Security Survivor Benefits

The Social Security "survivor benefit" is complex, and shrewd calculations and analysis are necessary to get the full amount you're entitled to.
Tax

Still Haven’t Filed Your Taxes? Then Consider These 10 Tips

Get organized, don't wait until the last minute to prepare your return, and ask questions are among the top tips for taxpayers who haven't yet filed their individual income tax returns, according to the American Institute of CPAs.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Banks Line Up in Opposition of Camp Tax

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 18.
Practice

Avoid Hassles with Client Contracts

It's just a one-page agreement, but it can save you hours of frustration, lost income, and client resentment.
Technology

Opposition Mounts for House XBRL Exemption Legislation

XBRL US and several corporate data providers are against a bill approved last week by the House Financial Services Committee that would require the US Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt public companies with annual revenues under $250 million from filing their financial statements in XBRL format for five years.
Practice

Exhaustion and Other HR Issues

They seem like children today, but be patient: someday your newbies will be essential members of your team.
Education & Careers

Integrating Client Service Culture at Your Firm

Is everyone at your organization meeting your client service expectations? Let client service expert, Kristen Rampe, CPA help you establish a reputation of top-tier service in every facet of your firm during this one hour webinar.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Politicians in Europe Bash IFRS Foundation

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 17.
Practice

Help to the Finish Line: Complete What You Start

The first in a series of quizzes from Jeff Davidson that help you gauge how well you are managing your personal and professional lives.

Big Results for Small Firms Through Alliances

It's not about the numbers, it's about the relationships. Alliances and partnerships are the key to referrals and long-term growth.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: MISSING: The Word ‘Restatement’

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 14.
Technology

Excel: The Indispensable NCAA Bracket Tool

Sports enthusiasts should know that Excel isn't just for accountants: it's for anyone running a Final Four betting pool.
Tax

Lois Lerner Steps Up in IRS Scandal

The former IRS manager now faces a withering new House report, which releases embarrassing e-mails.
Tax

5 Tax Advantages for Small Businesses This Filing Season

There are a myriad of tax benefits and deductions available to small businesses this filing season. Two tax partners with BDO USA LLP shed light on five in particular that business owners should consider.
Practice

Bonds: The Forgotten Stepchild

A CPA and CFP explains why bonds seem to be the forgotten category – and makes a case for their proper use.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO Bulks Up Through Acquisitions

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 13.
A&A

New GASB Toolkit Provides Resources on Pensions

A new online pension implementation toolkit from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) supplies preparers, auditors, and users of state and local governmental financial reports with numerous resources on pension accounting and financial reporting standards.
Tax

Colorado Marijuana Taxes Helping the Bottom Line

Colorado's Department of Revenue finds that legal drug dealing can be quite lucrative, as the sales and excise taxes on retail marijuana sales roll in.
Practice

The Big 'If' in Client Surveys

Getting real feedback from clients can be helpful – if you have the emotional strength to handle and fix bad news.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: AgFeed Was Living High Off the Hog

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 12.

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