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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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