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CPA Groups Ask for Clarification on Net Investment Income Tax Rules

In an August 7 letter sent to Congress, the AICPA and CPA societies from the US Virgin Islands and Guam sought clarification on the applicability of the net investment income tax to bona fide residents of the US territories.
A&A

NYSSCPA Calls Out Obama for Calling Out Accountants

NYSSCPA President Scott Adair responded on Friday to comments made by President Obama, who in a press conference last week seemed to blame accountants for the flood of US companies using inversions.
Practice

How to Tap into Your Power to Persuade

Most of us don't realize how much personal power we actually have to persuade and influence people we deal with, whether in business transactions or in advising clients.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Eases Rules for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

The menu for August 11 features specials on a report claims SEC failed to guard sensitive info, Delphi vows to fight IRS to protect UK-based tax status, ex-senators hired to lobby against inversion legislation, and more.
Practice

Financial Tips for Seniors

Accountants are trusted advisors—especially for their senior citizen clients. These people may have been with you for many years, and now, in their retirement, they need you more than ever.
A&A

Editor's Picks: Stupid Recruiter Tricks; Why It's Great to Be an Accountant; Six Reasons Gamification Will Boost Your Business

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." But at AWEB, all our links are strong!
Practice Development

Marketing with Webinars the Right Way

You can successfully get new clients with webinars. If they haven't been working for you, maybe you haven't been doing them right. You have to follow the nine steps to success. There are no cutting corners.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Senators Outline Case Against Accrual Accounting Proposal

The menu for August 8 features specials on judge sides with IRS over lost emails, White House examines tax-code weapons to stop inversions, AICPA presents Mark K. Rich with Maximo Mukelabai Award, and more.
Practice

New Study Highlights CPA Lateral Hiring Trends

Want to move? There are lots of opportunities to make a lateral move, the latest accounting firm hiring trend. And managing partners need to know how to protect themselves from "raids."
A&A

AICPA Tackles How to Improve Private Entity Audit Quality

The AICPA on Thursday released a discussion paper seeking input from CPAs, regulators, financial statement users, and others in the profession on how better audit performance of private entities, such as not-for-profits, can be achieved.
Technology

Exploring the Nuances of Excel's SUM Function

The SUM function may be the most used—and abused—of all worksheet functions. Although it's far better than manually adding cells together, there are some importance nuances.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Bank of America’s Historic Settlement

The menu for August 7 features specials on nearly 600 Americans living abroad gave up passports in Q2 due to FATCA, list of US companies that have inverted since 1983, Robert Redford sues New York over tax bill, and more.
Practice

How You Can Become 'Super Accountant'

What do your clients consider a good accountant? Someone who keeps their checks and balances in line? Whatever their definition may be, there's always more you can do for your clients.
Tax

IRS Gets Pat on the Back for Accurate ACA Eligibility Data

A new TIGTA report found that in nearly all instances, the nation's tax agency correctly provided income and family size information to health insurance exchanges to determine the eligibility of individuals for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Tax

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.
A&A

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.
A&A

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.
Tax

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.”
Practice

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.
A&A

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.

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