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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.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Has Cleaned Up Tax-Exempt Application Process, IG Says

The menu features specials on GAO says SEC lacks accounting controls, ex-NFL players win “jock tax” case, and more.
Practice Development

Editor’s Corner: So It’s Conference Season, So What?

'Tis the season, conference season that is. This week's Editor's Corner explores what it should mean to you and your practice.

Cardio, Free Weights, and Client Prospecting: Tactics CPAs Can Use at the Gym

It’s easy to overlook obvious places where you can raise your visibility. A fitness center is one of those places.

Regulators Ramp Up Scrutiny of Brokers in an Effort to Protect Senior Investors

Recent report highlights concerns about improper investment recommendations made by financial advisors to seniors.

Tax Advantages of EE Bond Redemptions: It’s All About Timing

With careful planning, when you report an EE savings bond's interest could result in the equivalent of an exemption from taxes.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Senate Finance OKs Bill to Expand 529 College Plans

The menu features specials on SEC proposes executive-pay rules, loads of public input on tax reform, and more.

Survey: Tax Planning Is a Key Cog in Corporate Growth Strategies

Tax credits and property tax abatements play a big part in decisions to enter new US markets, BDO USA report found.

Clarified Auditing Standards: Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement – Part 3

A look at the requirements of AU-C Section 315 that auditors need to understand regarding an entity’s internal control.

FASB Seeks Public Comment on One-Year Deferral of New Revenue Recognition Rule

US standard-setter issues proposed Accounting Standards Update on effective date delay; comment period ends May 29.

Tax Credit Impacted Refunds of Many Obamacare Customers, H&R Block Says

Two-thirds of Advance Premium Tax Credit recipients owed an average of $729; potential refunds slashed by 33%.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB Aligns with FASB on Revenue Rule Deferral

The menu features specials on NFL to end tax-exempt status, SEC set to propose new rules on executive pay, and more.

MineralTree Launches Finance and Accounting Partner Program

New partner program is geared toward accounting firms engaged in outsourced services.

Creating a Psychologically Fit Firm Benefits Employees – and the Bottom Line

Today’s CPAs expect employers to minimize workplace stress, promote a healthy lifestyle, and keep up firm morale.

Workers and Retirees Lack Funds Despite Confidence in Ability to Save

Employee Benefit Research Institute survey also found that fewer people are having debt problems than in years past.

FASB Aims to Simplify Rules for Employee Benefit Plan Accounting

Another proposal focuses on whether certain electricity contracts within nodal markets qualify for a scope exception.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Bill to Repeal ‘Cadillac Tax’ Expected from House Dems

The menu features specials on Senate Finance to consider 529 bill, how the role of the CFO is changing, and more.

The Best QuickBooks Tricks No One Ever Told You About

Even the most seasoned QuickBooks user can always learn some new tips or tricks from peers – or even clients. Here’s a few that you may not know about.
Practice Management

Receipt Bank Launches Apple Watch Bookkeeping App

The Practice Platform reports dashboard has been released as an app on the Apple Watch. It is also available via a web browser, iOS, and Android apps.


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