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IRS: Exempt Organizations Must File 990-Series Forms by May 15

Agency cautions tax-exempt groups not to include Social Security numbers or other personal information on forms.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement – Part 4

Internal control activities play a key part in the risk assessment procedures required under AU-C Section 315.
Technology

Rise in Data Breaches Has Consumers More Cautious about Shopping Habits

AICPA survey found that 25% of US adults have been victims of a cyberattack – up from 11% – in the past 12 months.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lawmakers Mull ‘Patent Box’ Tax Break on Research

The menu features specials on IRS scrutinized on education credits, SEC wants more advisor exam funding, and more.
Practice

New NASAA Rules Require Written Succession Plans

Advisory firms and their clients will now have to think strongly about documented succession plans, according to new guidance from the NASAA.
Practice

The 3 Key Benefits of Using Analytics as a CFO

Analytics provides finance chiefs with valuable information to improve opportunities for growth, innovation, and new revenue streams for their organization.
Practice Development

Intuit Considers Accountants in Revamped Ad Contest

Intuit's Small Business, Big Game effort is back, and this time accountants get to win free advertising from the QuickBooks maker as well.
Tax

AICPA Sends IRS Tax-Related Recommendations for Priority Guidance Plan

The US Treasury and the IRS use the plan each year to identify and prioritize tax issues that should be addressed.
A&A

Hedge Fund Auditor Charged by SEC Over Misleading Financial Statements

Two Alpha Titans executives also agree to fines and sanctions to settle charges for improper expense allocations.
Tax

After Mother Nature Strikes: Tax Relief for Victims of Natural Disasters

Answers to four of the most often-asked questions regarding deductions for property losses due to an act of nature.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: FASB Looks Ahead to Its Next Big Accounting Project

The menu features specials on Senate tax reform groups to give updates, tax credit proposed for road projects, and more.

Payroll Strategies for Accounting Practices, Part 1

Learn the secrets from accountants who successfully offer payroll services.
Practice

Advice Unheeded: Sometimes Our Best Suggestions to Clients Fall on Deaf Ears

When this happens, you will have a better appreciation for clients who do act on good advice when they hear it.
Practice

What Young Accountants Know That You Don’t

Recent graduates from some of the nation's top accounting programs weigh in on what many firms don't know, but should, about growing a practice.
Tax

Study: Consumers Would Not Give National Sales Tax a Chilly Reception

In fact, if imposed in the US, consumers may not even pay much attention to such a tax, new academic research found.
Tax

IRS Penalty Relief Program Available for Small Business Retirement Plans

Under pilot program, late filers would be given until June 2 to file their required annual returns without penalty.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IPO Investors Turn Blind Eye to Material Weaknesses

The menu features specials on House to vote soon on R&D tax credit, ex-NFL star indicted on tax charges, and more.
Practice

7 Reasons Your Firm Should Automate Client Messages

Sending tax reminders and special-occasion notes to clients is essential to your relationship, but is often time-consuming. It’s time to get automated.

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

CPA firm with a chief creative designer, improving conversion rates, employer’s guide to company cars, and more.

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