What's the Tax Deal on College Scholarships?

Tax rules remain somewhat murky to many parents of scholarship recipients. Despite some common misconceptions, not all scholarships are tax-free, while others may be only partially tax-free.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Walgreen Makes an Inversion-Free Deal

The menu for August 6 features specials on Missouri voters nix sales tax hike for road projects, Obama administration used controversial tax tactic to help Delphi, US bank regulators disappointed by lack of accounting convergence, and more.

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Cash Classifications—Part 2

Below are some common substantive tests-of-balances procedures for cash, including analytical procedures and other substantive tests of balances procedures for cash.

IRS Chief: Criticism of New Form 1023-EZ Is ‘Wrong’

In an interview last week with Tax Analysts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said critics of a new form intended to speed small charities through the application process for tax-exempt status are “wrong for several reasons.”

Are Your 'What If' Scenarios Based on Yesterday's Technology?

If your clients are still in the Excel era, they've got plenty of company. But they may find cloud computing provides more nimble forecasting of their business needs.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Bike Trip That Propelled Inversion Trend

The menu for August 5 features specials on Walgreens CFO leaves ahead of pending inversion decision, ex-IRS LB&I division official heads back to private sector, Missouri to vote today on sales tax hike to fund road projects, and more.

Auditing Standards Update--3rd Quarter 2014

This webcast will include discussions of commonly-applicable Clarified Auditing Standards for audits of non-public, non-governmental entities.

Accounting Standards Update--3rd Quarter 2014

This webcast will include discussions of recently issued, commonly-applicable Accounting Standards Updates for non-public, non-governmental entities.

The Four Security Questions for a Cloud Move

According to leading IT experts, here are four questions you should always ask a cloud-based service provider. The answers will tell you if they're keeping your data secure.
Education & Careers

CPA Licensure, Circa 2014

The process for taking the Uniform CPA Exam continues to improve and evolve. Amber Setter will share her expertise to prepare candidates and their employers for licensure success.

IIA Seeks Input on Proposed Changes to Global Internal Audit Framework

A task force commissioned by the Institute of Internal Auditors recommended several major enhancements to the International Professional Practices Framework, including introduction of a mission statement and core principles.

Tax Inversion: What's the Real Story?

As you might imagine, the practice of tax inversion, and how to best resolve it, has provoked debate from both sides of the aisle. Only CEOs seem to like it, but no one knows how to stop it.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IL Gov. Candidate’s Use of an Overseas Tax Haven

The menu for August 4 features specials on why all tobacco taxes should be equal, shareholders get the shaft in tax inversion deals, activist investors also looking at tax-beneficial mergers, and more.

Maximizing Excel's Alt-Down Arrow Keyboard Shortcut

Alt-Down Arrow is one of the most versatile Excel keyboard shortcuts, giving users an easy means to speed through repetitive data entry, and more. Learn its three main uses.

Editor's Picks: 19th Century CPA Exam Questions; Take a Workation; The Psychology of Conflict

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The Strange and Subtle Rules of Estimated Taxes

Everyone knows about paying estimated taxes, but that's just the beginning. The rules for calculating them are complex and the penalties can be severe—but there are safe harbors.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: SEC Turns to Deloitte for Top Accounting Job

The menu for July 31 features bipartisan efforts on tax refund fraud, a possible new chief accountant for the SEC, the battle against bank overdraft fees, and more.

Three Ideas for Replacing Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations are dying a slow death. Here are some suggestions for replacing your old appraisal methods with something that will benefit you and your employees better.

High Impact Excel: Data Validation Edition

Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to restrict user inputs to selected choices, but there are many nuances to the feature that often trip users up.

The Five Things Business Owners Need to Know

Do you have entrepreneurial clients? Here's a simple checklist to go over with CEOs to get them started on the right track to running a successful, fiscally responsible business.


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