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

Time to start your own firm? Or maybe you want a dramatic reading of the IRC. All this and more from Sift Media.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Former SEC Member Harvey Goldschmid Has Died

The menu features specials on House panel backs expanding 529 plans, Utah accounting firm settles with SEC, and more.
Tax

No Mercy: the IRS Lowers the Boom on Late Income Tax Filers

Do you and your clients think you have a good excuse for filing late? "The dog ate my W-2 forms" isn't going to fly.
Education & Careers

How Accounting Firms Can Get an Edge in the Recruitment Game

You don’t have to be a Big 4 firm to achieve recruitment success, if you know the right techniques.
Practice

How to Become Your Clients' Retirement Strategy Gatekeeper

If long-term clients ask if they're in a good place financially to retire, how do you give them a good answer?
A&A

5 Key Takeaways from KPMG’s “2015 Global Audit Committee Survey”

Audit committees can’t do it all, and the increased risk environment is starting to put a strain on their agendas.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Boss Apologizes for Wrongful Business Asset Seizures

The menu features specials on BofA unit aided tax avoidance, biz tax incentives impact some state budgets, and more.
Practice

When It Comes to Your Clients, Know How to Talk the Talk

Now is a great time to have a talk with your clients—cementing a current relationship and building new ones.
Tax

How Not to Get Too 'Creative' with Hobby-Related Tax Deductions

Writers and artists get certain deductions—but often their 1040's are the most creative things they produce.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Civil Forfeiture Practices Focus of House Hearing

The menu features specials on SEC claws back 500K from ex-Saba CFOs, FBI to probe fraudulent tax filings, and more.
Education & Careers

5 Questions for a Successful Accounting Internship Program

Whether you’re an accounting student or an HR manager, internships can be a sweet deal—the devil's in the details.
Tax

IRS Says 2015 Tax-Filing Season Is Strong Out of the Gate

Of the more than 14 million federal income tax returns the IRS received as of Jan. 31, 95 percent were e-filed.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: The Terms of Engagement—Part 2

Some additional significant issues from AU-C Section 210, including a discussion of planning issues.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Refunds Being Used Less for Savings, Debt Reduction

The menu features specials on more US CFOs work abroad to gain experience, SEC advances hedging rule, and more.
Tax

Presenting the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Part 2

Part 2 of the latest edition of the worst tax scams—don't even think about frivolous tax arguments.
Practice

Referrals for Experts: 3 Advanced Ways to Get New Clients

By using sophisticated techniques, you can get far more referrals than you may have thought possible.
Tax

Stepping into the Fray: IRS Tackles the 'Personhood' of a Fetus

The IRS has its rules, and don't think that moral or religious arguments necessarily carry any weight.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Engelbert to Become First Woman to Lead US Big 4 Firm

The menu features specials on AICPA urges Senate to approve tax treaties, new IRS technical guidance, and more.
Tax

A Special Message—and Poll—for Our Readers at Tax Season

Take a look at all we have going for you this time of year—and help us choose a new image.

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