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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.
Tax

Survey: Tax Reform Strikes Out in 2014

All 129 business tax executives surveyed recently by law firm Miller & Chevalier and the National Foreign Trade Council believe tax reform is unlikely this year. However, 77 percent think the package of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013 will be extended by Congress.
Tax

NFL vs. Cleveland Tax Authorities: 3rd Down

Two football players continue to try to make their case that the city of Cleveland improperly taxed their income.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Reviewing Prior-Year Audit Documentation

If you want to get the right answers in an audit, you have to ask the right questions, and that requires a prior-year review.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Cost of Paying by Check

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 11.
A&A

FASB Intends to Talk to Stakeholders About Fair Value Standard

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) said on Monday it will reach out to stakeholders about an accounting standard on fair value measurements, after a recent review of the standard noted that some investors found certain aspects of it challenging.
Education & Careers

Online Learning: Is NASBA Listening?

Online learning can be a boon for busy CPAs, but it has to be done right.
Practice

Teach Clients to Be Tax Smart Year-Round

Tired of hearing clients complain about this year's tax bill? Now is the time to step up and do something about it.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Koskinen’s 15-Second Decision

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 10.
Tax

IRS Is Handing Out Bigger Refunds This Year

Tax refunds are up, as the IRS computers pull the Service ahead of last year's numbers.
Tax

The Lowdown on Tax Audits

New IRS guidance and various studies explode some myths on the dreaded tax audit and give hints on who gets audited and why.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Bad Day for Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Executives

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 7.

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