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'Jersey Shore' Star Ends Up in One Fine Tax Mess

Mike Sorrentino, one of the stars on the former TV show "Jersey Shore," is having legal troubles. But the arraignment was postponed so that he could participate in a new reality TV show.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CapEx Not Affected by Expired Tax Breaks

The menu for Oct. 30 features specials on lawmakers exploring post-election tax break deal, IRS issues tax guidance related to Ebola outbreak, Big Four pressured into anti-Hong Kong protest, and more.
Tax

How to Trim Taxes While Playing Santa

There are tax-advantaged ways to give, if you know the subtle rules. The $14,000 annual exclusion and $5,340,000 lifetime max do not have to be rigid limits, if you know some workarounds. In one important case, the IRS ruled in the taxpayer's favor.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Operating Expenses—Part 1

This article discusses basic accounting principles for operating expenses under the FRF for SMEs. Lease accounting is also covered. Part 2 will address basic auditing procedures.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with the Best Business Tax Climates

The menu for Oct. 29 features specials on federal judge throws out AICPA lawsuit against the IRS, EU warns Hungary over Internet tax proposal, Pfizer on the hunt for an inversion partner, and more.
Practice

7 Key Ways to Get New Clients

Working in one way or another with local organizations, and other relationships, gives you several different ways to subtly, but effectively, raise your prestige and garner new clients.
A&A

Top 5 Trends Shaping Accounting’s Future

A new survey from Wolters Kluwer, CCH found that 18 percent of all accountants report feeling "very prepared" to address the most significant trends facing their firms in the future.
Practice

The Cloud Isn't the Only Game in Town

Despite all the assurances, many are still nervous about cloud security. A high-security option actually bypasses the cloud for file sharing, and for some firms, it may be a helpful alternative.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Winners in SEC Audit Client Gains

The menu for Oct. 28 features specials on Hungary softens proposed tax on Internet use, government lawyers go private to help inversions succeed, San Francisco calls “Twitter tax break” a success, and more.
Practice

The 3 Best Ways to Lose Your Top Staff

Industry experts say that while every firm is different, many make common mistakes that cost them good people. Here are three sure-fire ways for accounting firms to lose their top talent.
Technology

Keyboard Shortcuts for Saving & Emailing Spreadsheets as PDF

Many users go through several mouse clicks instead of choosing PDF as the file type in the Save As dialog box. However, this technique can be streamlined even further with a single mouse-click.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Flexes Its Muscles on Civil Forfeiture

The menu for Oct. 27 features specials on FATCA may be to blame for more Americans renouncing citizenship, roundup of IRS technical guidance issued last week, auditor fined for violating partner rotation law, and more.
Practice

Abacus Puts a Dagger In Expense Reports

The expense management and reimbursement tool rolls the whole process of filing and approving expenses into one platform, which can be accessed via a mobile app or through a secure website.

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

The best technology for your practice, what you should be charging for tax prep, accounting job trends, the secrets of college student exemptions, growing through alliances, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Skinny on 2015 Pension Plan Limits

The menu for Oct. 24 features specials on federal judge throws out lawsuits against IRS, KPMG audit deficiency rate was 46% in 2013, another tax inversion deal dies, Mary Crotty is new COO of FAF, and more.
Tax

Does TIGTA Foretell a Smooth Tax Season?

TIGTA finds the IRS performed admirably throughout 2014 tax filing season, despite the distractions, although split refund option problems and EITC misunderstandings remain.
Practice

3 Rules to Getting Referrals from Other Professionals

Where do you get your referrals from? You probably have a couple of good sources, but chances are you don't know about all the referral possibilities. Don't leave money on the table.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: KPMG Finally Joining the Strategy Party

The menu for Oct. 23 features specials on SEC and Big Four Chinese firms continue talks over audit documents, Tesco chair resigns amid accounting mess, Mylan and Abbott tweak tax deal, and more.
Practice

Firm Issues List of the Best Tech for Accountants

Some IT companies are advancing while others are stuck in ivory towers. What does that say about them—and what do your technology choices say about your firm? Are you going with the winners?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Average Fees for Tax Preparation

The menu for Oct. 22 features specials on IRS chief warns of complicated 2015 filing season, FASB continues efforts to reduce complexity, AICPA elects new board chair, inversion lobbying booms, and more.

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