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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Business Audit Rate Reaches Eight-Year Low

The menu features specials on Sleeter Group acquired by media company, GASB defines fair value measurement, and more.
A&A

Private Company Council’s Performance Up for Review by FAF Trustees

Feedback sought by May 11 on whether the PCC has helped improve accounting standard-setting for private companies.
Education & Careers

How You Can Relieve Work Stress and Take the Ride of Your Life

We're all busy, especially this time of year, and sometimes the best solution is changing perspective.
Tax

Saved from the IRS Part 2: More Income the Government Can't Touch

Last week we published a list of items the IRS doesn't tax. Here are a few more that are wholly or partially exempted.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Sen. Hatch Says Tax Code Revamp Will Be ‘Very Difficult’

The menu features specials on IRS provides tax relief to farmers and fishermen, ARCP restates results, and more.
Practice

8 Things You Should Never Say to Your Accounting Clients

With clients, it’s not always what you say—it's how you say it. A guide to putting your best foot forward.
Tax

7 Business Tax Deductions You Can't Afford to Overlook

Small family-owned businesses and start-ups may not be aware of the deductions available to them.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: TIGTA Starts Criminal Probe Into Lerner Email Fiasco

The menu features specials on CEOs paid 3 times more than CFOs, audit fees for small reporting companies, and more.

Our Friday Wrap-Up: What You May Have Missed This Week

Lawyers and accountants, high CPA exam scores, irritating clients, a beautifully redesigned HRZone site, and more.
Tax

Special Sales Tax Report: The Key Issues Accountants Need to Know

Nexus, Washington legislation, class-action lawsuits, and more—what is happening with sales taxation today?
Tax

IRS Chief: 2015 Tax-Filing Season ‘Going Well’ Despite Agency Woes

John Koskinen said this week that the fact tax season started on time is a “stunning achievement by our employees.”
Practice

The 7 Key Questions When Thinking About an Accounting Firm Merger

Is it time to merge your firm? And how can you be sure you're not making mistakes that could doom the new entity?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Good Luck Calling the IRS for Help This Filing Season

The menu features specials on New Mexico losing accountants, House votes to ease limits on 529 plans, and more.
Tax

Saved from the Jaws of the IRS: 7 Non-Taxable Sources of Income

From the easily forgotten to the little known, there are income streams that remain yours and yours alone.

The 10 Best Ideas for Accounting Firm Business Development

Business development is different from marketing communications. Too often professionals are unsure about developing the ‘rainmaking’ skills.
Education & Careers

Career Success Secret: Get Both Public and Private Experience

If you want to make it big as a management accountant, you need just the right amount of public experience.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Offers Reprieve to Filers Affected by Tax Form Error

The menu features specials on accounting errors cost Hertz $181 million, Caterpillar’s tax liability could grow, and more.
Tax

Survey: Americans Get a Low Grade on Their Knowledge of Income Taxes

The average US adult scored 51% on a personal finance quiz related to federal income taxes, according to NerdWallet.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit

Normally, the risk of not detecting material misstatements due to fraud is higher than with error.
A&A

Comment Deadline Nears for GASB Proposals on Leases, Fiduciary Responsibilities

Stakeholders have until March 6 to submit comment letters and register to attend public hearings on both projects.

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