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A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: To Sample or Not to Sample?

The sampling requirements in the Clarified Auditing Standards are applicable when sampling populations are material and other procedures are not used to satisfy audit objectives.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The IRS Has Got the Archivin’ Blues

The menu for June 25 features specials on DC Council approves “yoga tax,” AICPA sends second letter to IRS against proposed voluntary preparer certification program, Walgreen won’t rule out inversion, and more.
Tax

Knowing the Three Tax Scenarios for Vacation Homes

Using your vacation home? Renting it out to others? Doing a mix of both? The tax situation is different in each case, and you need to keep careful records and know all the rules.
Practice

Two Large Ohio Cities Most Tax-Friendly for US Businesses: Study

According to a new KPMG report, the top five US cities with populations above 2 million that have the most favorable tax climate for businesses are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.
A&A

Joint Accounting Rule on Leases May Not Happen in 2014

During a speech at the IMA's 95th Annual Conference and Exposition on Monday morning, FASB Chairman Russell Golden said he did not expect the converged leases standard to be finished "until the latter half of 2015."
Practice

Getting New Clients Through Speaking Engagements

Public speaking is a low-key but highly effective way of getting new clients. Here's how to set yourself up with the right talks at the rights venues, working with other professionals.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: KPMG Gobbles Up Another Tech Business

The menu for June 24 features specials on IRS chief grilled again over lost emails, Shire puts an end to AbbVie’s inversion plans, not much support for gas tax hike, “Yoga Tax” vote today in DC, and more.
Education & Careers

Boosting Women Accountants Boosts the Bottom Line

A new report makes it clear that a good women's initiative will not only grow the next generation of leaders, but increase firm revenue. Some firms have already shown it works.
Education & Careers

Four Steps to Delegating Effectively

Hand off work to others with finesse and success. Kristen Rampe, CPA will share how to ensure delegated work is properly handled from start to finish in this content-rich one hour webinar.
Tax

Hire Your Kids and Save on Taxes

Freelancers and other self-employed individuals can trim their taxes by employing their children. Their salaries stay in the family, but are shifted into their lower tax bracket.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Rep. Mocks IRS with New Bill Proposal

The menu for June 23 features specials on FATCA effects already being felt, Treasury says Lois Lerner never talked Tea Party with the department, Arizona accountant wants to help world’s worst businesses, and more.
Practice

How to Put the 'Fun' in 'High Functioning'

Yes, we all work hard, but we shouldn't forget how to have fun at work. It's not just about being generous to employees; fun teams are more productive. Becoming fun is serious business.

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Practice

How to Use the Child Care Credit in the Summer

The school year is over, and now your clients' children are around. Not to worry: parents get tax credits for summertime daycare, but there are specific rules and limitations.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: No Apology From John Koskinen Over Lost IRS Emails

The menu for June 20 features specials on ParenteBeard and Baker Tilly talk merger, US Supreme Court rules in favor of IRS on summons issue, CAQ releases auditor reporting field-testing findings, and more.
Education & Careers

CPE May Now Come in 10-Minute Increments

If Ohio and Maryland have their way, CPAs later this year will be able to get their CPE just 10 minutes at a time. Short bursts of education may be the way the profession keeps up to date. Read about the details of these cutting-edge proposals.
Practice

Why Extending R&D Credit Should Matter to Small Businesses

Despite the credit’s current uncertainty in Congress, experts say that small business owners should pay attention to lawmakers’ discussions because of the provisions the tax break could provide their companies once a compromise is reached.
Technology

Embed Frequently Used Lists into Excel

You can create a list of days of the week or months of the year in Excel—but there's more. This is part of the Custom Lists feature, and you can use it to add your own lists. It's easier than you probably thought.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A Bipartisan Pitch for a Gas Tax Hike

The menu for June 19 features specials on BDO USA names new CFO, lost Lois Lerner emails likely gone for good, House Ways and Means aide subpoenaed in trading probe, Medtronic investors will take big tax hit, and more.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Materiality Levels

Calculating financial statement materiality levels under the auditing standards is framework neutral. The concepts are the same for all financial reporting frameworks.

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