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Why Is This CPA Walking 2,826 Miles?

Frank Ryan talks to AWEB as he walks from coast to coast for atonement and gratitude and charity.

Editor's Picks: Why Public Accounting? Vital Soft Skills; Using Client Data

If you need to expand your reading horizons on this Friday, consider these fine offerings from other Sift Media publications.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Them’s the (Tax) Breaks

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 4.
Practice Management

Ignorance is Bliss? Not When It Comes to Tax Prep

We should be afraid of the lack of awareness and familiarity and sheer laziness among unqualified tax preparers.
Tax

Finance Committee OKs Extending Most Expired Tax Breaks

The Senate panel voted today to revive about 50 of the 55 tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013, including benefits for auto-racing tracks, wind energy, and bonus depreciation for businesses. The package of tax "extenders" still needs the support of the full Senate and House.
A&A

New SASB Standards Target Technology and Communications Companies

A new set of provisional accounting standards released Wednesday by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) provides guidance to companies in the technology and communications sector on how to disclose environmental, social, and governance material issues.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Revamped Audit Report Would Keep Lawyers Busy

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 3.
Tax

Senate Takes a Fresh Look at 'Dead' Tax Breaks

Senate Finance Committee proposes new tax extender legislation—do the provisions have a chance?
A&A

Audits of Special Purpose Frameworks: Obtaining Substantive Evidence from Engagement Letters

Engagements letters should not be a routine procedure—here's how to take full advantage of them.
A&A

Survey: More CAEs Being Recruited From Outside Profession

Forty-two percent of the nearly 370 North American chief audit executives (CAEs) recently surveyed by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Audit Executive Center said they held a position outside of internal audit immediately prior to becoming a CAE.
Education & Careers

High Impact Excel: Macro Edition

In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA introduces you to a powerful but underutilized macro feature in Excel.
Practice

What Kind of Digital Company Are You?

Too much reliance on technology? Too little? Maybe you're just not using it right.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: PwC Puts on Its Dancing Shoes

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 2.
Tax

Are You Picking the Wrong Rate for Sales Tax?

As if sales tax nexus wasn't complicated enough, you also have to determine if you're in an "origin" or "destination" jurisdiction.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: 'Dave Camp Deserves Our Thanks'

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 1.
Education & Careers

How VITA Builds Tax Skills While Helping Communities

Put away your cynicism; we actually have a warm and fuzzy story that involves the IRS.
Practice

April Fools: Regulatory Changes Just a Joke

We hope we amused you with our article. But take the quiz anyway!
Tax

Camp Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

Sixty-year-old Michigan Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee has served in the House of Representatives since 1991.
A&A

Pension Accounting Standard Stays on Course: GASB

The implementation of a pension accounting standard for state and local governments is still on schedule, after the Governmental Accounting Standards Board last week decided not to delay the timetable of when the new pension guidelines take effect.
Tax

IRS Updates FAQs For Same-Sex Couples

Check the recently updated official word on the complex regs for same-sex marriages.

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