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Charitable Deductions: If You Don’t Prove 'Em, You’ll Lose 'Em

When it comes to claiming charitable deductions on a 2014 federal income tax return, good recordkeeping is essential.
A&A

Decision Expected Soon by PCAOB on the Reorganization of Auditing Standards

Board members are expected to vote on the standards restructuring proposal during an open meeting on March 31.
Practice

Consider These 3 Tax-Time Tips and Tricks to Grow Your Accounting Practice

Tax season isn’t just about getting the job done. It’s also the best time to think strategically for the coming year.
Tax

Interest Rates Will Remain Unchanged for Q2 of 2015, IRS Says

Set to begin on April 1, the interest rates are computed from the federal short-term rate, determined last January.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Repeal of Estate Tax Backed by Ways and Means Panel

The menu features specials on SASB releases new standards, Ways and Means passes IRS private email bill, and more.
Technology

Here is How You Can Find Circular References in Microsoft Excel

Tracking down circular references scattered across numerous worksheets can be tricky. But there's a way to do it.
Practice

8 Ways CPAs Can Raise Their Visibility in a Country Club Environment

OK, you got through the door. What’s next? There are steps you can take to increase your visibility. But be tactful about it.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Internal Control Related Matters—Part 2

This latest article looks at reporting significant deficiencies and material weaknesses under AU-C Section 265.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Many ACA Tax Credit Recipients Will Owe Uncle Sam Money

The menu features specials on the most diligent tax filers, new tax puts auto workers’ health benefits at risk, and more.
A&A

Not Your Father’s Accounting Profession: Accountants Like Being Problem Solvers

Accountants want to be more than just number crunchers; they want to tackle problems and offer strategic guidance.
Tax

The Clock is Ticking: Five Last-Minute Tax Strategies for Your Clients

April 15 is just weeks away. Here are some “11th hour” strategies that could save your clients valuable tax dollars.
Tax

Key Property Tax Details for Accountants and Their Homeowner Clients

For the first time, a leading real estate analysis firm has issued a report on property tax rates nationwide.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB Leases Proposal May Make Companies More Profitable

The menu features specials on GAO finds IRS cybersecurity still flawed, House panel to consider IRS bills, and more.
Practice

The 5 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make – and How to Avoid Them

For small business owners, bad tax habits can cause a lot of problems. Break those habits and avoid these pitfalls.
A&A

3 Keys to Easing Tensions Between Auditors and the Audit Committee

Despite different roles, the duties of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committees often intersect.
Tax

Learn a Few IRS Workarounds: Some Income Comes Tax-Free

Clients getting hit with big tax bills? There are a few income streams that the IRS still doesn't tax.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Why New Lease Accounting Rules Should Matter to CFOs

The menu features specials on taxpayers want more fairness in tax code, 80,000 Obamacare tax forms on hold, and more.
Tax

UK to Phase Out Annual Tax Returns Within the Next Five Years

End-of-year paper returns will be scrapped in favor of digital tax accounts by 2020, chancellor said last week.

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

Does LinkedIn work? Are there alternatives to the home office? Can you refresh your routine? These stories and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More Shareholder Participation = Fewer Restatements

The menu features specials on more proposed changes to revenue rule, IRS tackles tax identity fraud, and more.

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