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Accounting Standard-Setters Issue Their 2015 Strategic Plan

The document, released on April 9, sets out the long-range vision and mission of the FAF, the FASB, and the GASB.
Tax

Identity Theft Victims Are Waiting Months for Their Tax Refunds, TIGTA Says

In FY 2013, the IRS took on average 278 days to resolve the tax accounts of identity theft victims due a refund, a report found.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Week Ahead – House to Vote on Package of IRS Reform Bills

The menu features specials on GE repatriating overseas cash, IRS declares victory on ACA this tax season, and more.
Tax

Charitable Deductions That Animal-Rescue Volunteers Can Write Off at Tax Time

A Tax Court ruling paved the way for volunteers to claim deductions for rescued animals cared for within their homes.

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

Millennials and the IRS, accountants’ roles in building a practice, how to find the right angel investor, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Estate Tax Repeal Would Add $269B to Federal Deficits

The menu features specials on SEC sanctions ex-Molex accountant, wealthy are still scrutinized by the IRS, and more.
Practice

More Accountants and Finance Professionals Are Working From Home

Finance chiefs say higher morale and better productivity are the top benefits of allowing employees to work remotely.
A&A

CPA Financial Planners Say Clients’ No. 1 Concern is Outliving Their Money

AICPA survey finds that retirement account withdrawals and healthcare costs also worry high-net-worth individuals.
Practice

Four Techniques to Make Your Accounting Presentations Buzzworthy

A presentation needs to be informative and engaging to be effective. Here’s how you can strike the right balance.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Form 1023-EZ Controversy Continues

The menu features specials on PCC Chair Billy Atkinson to step down, Peter Roskam scoffs at IRS funding pleas, and more.
Practice

The Top 6 HR Blunders – and What Small Businesses Can Do to Avoid Them

The folks in human resources are human, and sometimes mistakes are made. But errors can be prevented. Here’s how.
A&A

And the Survey Says … More Finance Training is Needed for Nonprofit Groups

New certificate program launched by the AICPA covers the essentials of nonprofit financial responsibility.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Planning an Audit (AU-C 300) – Part 2

This article focuses on the planning and practical activities that result in quality, profitable audit engagements.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Criminal Investigations Down 19% Last Year

The menu features specials on packed lines at Dallas IRS help center, Sen. Rand Paul introduces flat tax proposal, and more.
Practice

Nine Steps to Make Your Company’s Ethics Training Program Stick

A truly dynamic ethics training program should focus on embedding the company’s code of conduct into daily worklife.
Practice

How Accountants Can Use Golf as the Gateway to Making HNW Connections

High-net-worth people have financial needs, and serious business gets done on the links. Consider these three tactics.
Tax

Tax Reminders for Couples Contemplating Tying the Knot – Again

The happy couple should talk to a CPA about the tax consequences of remarriage before they walk down the aisle.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Will the IRS Make a Recruitment Pitch to Millennials?

The menu features specials on IRS unanswered phone calls, ACA bumps up tax refunds for some but not all, and more.
A&A

The Top 4 Financial Topics You Should Cover with Your Clients This Tax Season

Accountants should use this time of year to help clients deal with financial issues well beyond paying taxes.
Tax

State Tax Systems Aren’t Helping to Close Income Inequality Gap, Study Finds

The reason? Low- and middle-income earners are taxed at much higher rates than the wealthy, ITEP says in report.

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