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It's Time to Get Your Clients Ready for the 2015 Tax Season

It's time to remind your clients that the IRS reckoning is coming. Here's what to remind them to think about.
Practice

For the 2015 Tax Season, the Word to Know Is 'Mindfulness'

What do the heads of companies such as Aetna and Ford know about making themselves more effective and reducing stress?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Poll Finds Companies Unsure of Rev Rec Rules’ Full Impact

The menu features specials on Microsoft sues IRS, Casey’s General Stores to pay $31.5M to fix accounting error, and more.
Tax

How the IRS Will Let Taxpayers Share a Dependent Exemption

Don't let the over-half requirement prevent all members of the family group from claiming an exemption.
A&A

Audits of Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Expenses—Part 3

The effects of analytical procedures and tests of balances procedures on various expense accounts.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A Whole Lot of Lois Lerner’s Lost Emails Have Been Found

The menu features specials on GOP's new Ways and Means members, Credit Suisse judge accepts tax plea deal, and more.
Practice

How to Prove That You Take Client Confidentiality Seriously

You gather up the courage to ask a friend to become a client. How do you prove won’t share confidential details?

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

Global management, firing employees, business valuations, communicate with clients, parental dependency exemption.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GASB Ready to Tackle Lease Accounting for Governments

The menu features specials on internal auditors happier with incentives, PCAOB reschedules budget meeting, and more.
Practice

If You Want to Work with Millennials, Go Green to Save Green

To many millennials, the internet is as important as air, water, food, and shelter. You can help them and help yourself by become more environmentally friends and reducing your carbon footprint.
A&A

The 4 Global Management Accounting Principles Your Company Can Adopt

Developed by the AICPA and the CIMA, the management accounting guidance serves as a blueprint for effective analysis that can be universally applied by public and private organizations of all sizes, worldwide.
Practice

The 4 Essential Steps to Firing Employees with Minimal Drama

No one enjoys firing someone. (Well, most people don't.) But even if you can’t wait to see your employee walk out the door, take precautions to avoid a lawsuit. Don't make this harder than necessary.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Incredible Shrinking Finance Department Budgets

The menu for Nov. 20 features specials on small companies slow to adopt new internal control rules, Paul Ryan thinks Obama immigration action will hurt tax overhaul, Tesco may be looking for new auditor, and more.
Practice

How to Grow Your Firm: Learn How to Perform Business Valuations

Business valuations can fit in naturally with an accounting firm’s existing service line-up because they touch on many areas, such as tax planning, succession planning, and business strategy.
Practice

When Communicating with Your Clients, Less Is Often More

You need to stop focusing on creating a large quantity of content (feeding all those demanding social media channels) and instead focus on creating content that can help you build long-term relationships.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: AT&T Among Those Pushing for Later Rev Rec Effective Date

The menu for Nov. 19 features specials on Paul Ryan is new House Ways and Means chair, PCAOB reviewing tax advice PwC gave Caterpillar, FASB issues new pushdown accounting rules, and more.
A&A

Technology In Accounting: Banks Should Mind the Gap

As accounting standards and regulations continue to increase in complexity, modern technological solutions will become increasingly vital not just to satisfy new challenges, but to enable financial institutions to thrive in spite of them.
Wealth management

How to Donate Property: Avoid a Tax Punishment for a Good Deed

Cash is cash, but when you're donating property to a charity, there's a long list of rules that can reduce your tax break. Read the rules before you sign over that deed.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Tax Breaks Lure High-Tech Data Centers to Iowa

The menu for Nov. 18 features specials on foreign filers and XBRL reporting data, Orrin Hatch says dynamic scoring no magic elixir to fix tax code, EY finds tech M&A deals soared in 3Q of 2014, and more.

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