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Does New House Bill Sound the Death Knell for Estate Tax?

House GOP tax writers want to put the kibosh on the "death tax." But the bill stands little chance of becoming law.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Week Ahead – FASB to Discuss Possible Revenue Rule Delay

The menu features specials on lawmakers look at consumption tax, IRS technical guidance from last week, and more.
Tax

Medical-Care Deductions for Meals and Lodgings: What Your Clients Should Know

The IRS offers relief to those staying out of town to receive outpatient treatment at a hospital or similar facility.

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

Big 4 taking on law firms, experts discuss end of tax returns in UK, 13 small business website mistakes, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Member Not Convinced of Dropping GAAP for IFRS

The menu features specials on why taxes are taking longer to do, IRS calls off possible temporary shutdown, and more.
Tax

Charitable Deductions: If You Don’t Prove 'Em, You’ll Lose 'Em

When it comes to claiming charitable deductions on a 2014 federal income tax return, good recordkeeping is essential.
A&A

Decision Expected Soon by PCAOB on the Reorganization of Auditing Standards

Board members are expected to vote on the standards restructuring proposal during an open meeting on March 31.
Practice

Consider These 3 Tax-Time Tips and Tricks to Grow Your Accounting Practice

Tax season isn’t just about getting the job done. It’s also the best time to think strategically for the coming year.
Tax

Interest Rates Will Remain Unchanged for Q2 of 2015, IRS Says

Set to begin on April 1, the interest rates are computed from the federal short-term rate, determined last January.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Repeal of Estate Tax Backed by Ways and Means Panel

The menu features specials on SASB releases new standards, Ways and Means passes IRS private email bill, and more.
Technology

Here is How You Can Find Circular References in Microsoft Excel

Tracking down circular references scattered across numerous worksheets can be tricky. But there's a way to do it.
Practice

8 Ways CPAs Can Raise Their Visibility in a Country Club Environment

OK, you got through the door. What’s next? There are steps you can take to increase your visibility. But be tactful about it.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Internal Control Related Matters—Part 2

This latest article looks at reporting significant deficiencies and material weaknesses under AU-C Section 265.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Many ACA Tax Credit Recipients Will Owe Uncle Sam Money

The menu features specials on the most diligent tax filers, new tax puts auto workers’ health benefits at risk, and more.
A&A

Not Your Father’s Accounting Profession: Accountants Like Being Problem Solvers

Accountants want to be more than just number crunchers; they want to tackle problems and offer strategic guidance.
Tax

The Clock is Ticking: Five Last-Minute Tax Strategies for Your Clients

April 15 is just weeks away. Here are some “11th hour” strategies that could save your clients valuable tax dollars.
Tax

Key Property Tax Details for Accountants and Their Homeowner Clients

For the first time, a leading real estate analysis firm has issued a report on property tax rates nationwide.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB Leases Proposal May Make Companies More Profitable

The menu features specials on GAO finds IRS cybersecurity still flawed, House panel to consider IRS bills, and more.
Practice

The 5 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make – and How to Avoid Them

For small business owners, bad tax habits can cause a lot of problems. Break those habits and avoid these pitfalls.
A&A

3 Keys to Easing Tensions Between Auditors and the Audit Committee

Despite different roles, the duties of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committees often intersect.

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