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Practice

Sometimes You Just Have to Pick Up the Phone and Call a Client

In this texting world, we tend to forget just how important a human voice can be, as this humorous anecdote shows.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Ban on Internet Taxes Part of Deal to Avoid Shutdown

The menu features specials on IRS paid $6B in bogus child tax credits, SEC corporate finance priorities, and more.
Practice

How to Not Completely Screw Up Your Firm's Pricing Policy: Part 2

Focus on a target market. Choose your benchmark: geography, demographics, industry, size or even applications.
Technology

How You Can Determine the First Sunday in a Month in Excel

To determine the first Sunday, it’s a simple matter of using the WEEKDAY and CHOOSE functions together.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: FAF/FASB Responds to Chief Accountant Comments

The menu features the IRS preparer program deadline, a European plan to raises taxes on Netflix, and more.
Tax

4 Common Expense-Tracking Pitfalls – And How to Avoid Them This Tax Season

Don't stress out at tax time. Proper deduction tracking during the year is not as difficult as you might think.
Practice

The Three Essential Steps to Auditing Your Accounting Firm's Website

Don't get caught with a broken site when you need it most. Consider conducting periodic website audits.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Data Analysis Drives Fraud Fighting by Accountants

The menu features specials on corporate audit fee disclosures, audit firms settle independence violations, and more.
Practice

Reporting Income from Offshore Investment: A Cautionary Tax Tale

Are you absolutely sure your clients have no offshore exposure? This is something to handle with great care.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Don’t Expect Senate to Tweak House Tax Break Bill

The menu features specials on FAF releases draft strategic plan, IRS sets interest rates for Q1 of 2015, and more.

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

Good impressions, predictive accounting, effective writing, document management, pricing policies, and more.
Practice

4 Steps to Making a Good Impression when Meeting Prospects

A checklist for delivery, content, and attitude that convey assurance and credibility to prospective clients.
A&A

The 30 Most Affordable Accounting Schools for Undergraduates in 2014-15

Accounting Degree Review examined AACSB-accredited schools' annual tuition/fees for incoming out-of-state freshmen.
Wealth management

How to Save on Taxes by Sharing the Wealth with the Family

When gift givers transfer ownership of income-producing property that has gone up over the years, everyone can win.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Ball in Senate’s Court as House Passes Tax Extenders Deal

The menu features specials on inversions cost taxpayers $2 billion, CPAs bullish about the economy, and more.
Practice

Predictive Accounting: What Is It and Should You Being Doing It?

One firm has figured out how to help clients without them even knowing. Consider taking a page from their book.

Mastering the Conversion of Minutes to Hours/Minutes in Excel

Understanding the decimal concept and Excel’s time-based number formats will help you grasp time-based values.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Impact of Lapsed Tax Breaks on Taxpayers Focus of Study

The menu features specials on House tax deal vote imminent, Deloitte statement on possible Saudi audit ban, and more.
Practice

4 Crucial Steps to Help You Write More Effectively about Accounting

How can accountants, with improved business communication skills, deliver more value to their organizations?
Tax

How to Safeguard Dependency Tax Exemptions at the Last Minute

Who pays which expenses determines whether you’re able to garner an exemption that lowers taxable income.

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