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How Not to be 'Solo' as a Sole Practitioner: Finding Your Water Cooler Friends

Although being in business for yourself is exciting and rewarding, it can get isolating, especially in the beginning. But it doesn't have to be this way. Networking for sole practitioners is essential--here's how to do it.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO USA Grows Larger in the Midwest by Adding SS&G

The menu for Nov. 6 features specials on better internal controls have resulted in less restatements, Thomson Reuters exec tells accountants to embrace technology, goodwill impairment in Europe dropped 25% in 2013, and more.
Practice

Essential Steps to Holiday-Season Marketing: Low Key But Effective

Of course, you're at a party to have fun—but there's no reason not to mix a little business with pleasure. You can find some new clients—the key is keeping everything low-key. Here are the steps to the perfect marketing plan.
A&A

Tired of Hounding Clients for Documents? FileThis Has Just the Solution for CPAs

FileThis Pro, a cloud document-gathering service that launched in September, gives accountants access to any shared client document – such as credit card statements or W-2 forms – via an administrative web console.
Practice

5 Tips for Managing Clients' Expectations and Improving Client Satisfaction

How can smaller CPA firms build client loyalty through exceptional customer service? Here are five strategies firms can use to make the client experience more personal, generating greater loyalty.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Congress, New Opportunity for Tax Reform?

The menu for Nov. 5 features specials on IRS chief says tax refund ID theft “no longer exploding,” nation’s first soda tax passes in California, four red states pass minimum wage hikes, and more.
Tax

IRS Commissioner Koskinen Fears Delay in Tax Filing Season

According to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, you can probably expect a delay in the upcoming 2015 tax filing season…thanks mostly to Congress.
Technology

Freezing a Middle Row in Excel While Scrolling Above/Below

Would you like to freeze a row in the middle of an Excel spreadsheet but have the rows above it and below it scroll together? It's possible—as we show in this reader-requested article.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Companies Still Lax on Cybersecurity

The menu for Nov. 4 features specials on ex-UBS exec acquitted of US tax conspiracy, fallout from ARCP’s accounting errors continues, Caterpillar subpoenaed by SEC over Bucyrus accounting, and more.
Wealth management

How to Work Around Intricate 'Kiddie Tax' Rules

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 introduced the complex "kiddie tax" rules. They restricted parents and grandparents from shifting investment income to lower-bracket youngsters.
Practice

Advanced Cloud Connections: Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

What is a virtual desktop infrastructure? It's worth knowing about. Your staff can access their desktops when, where, and however they want; across the globe.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CPA Firm Fee Revenues Spiked in 2013

The menu for Nov. 3 features specials on US Supreme Court weighs taking tax subsidy case, FBI opens criminal probe into ARCP’s accounting errors, IRS looks away as rogue pastors back candidates, and more.
Practice

Expert Offers Seven Steps to the Cloud

Accounting technology consultants Joe Woodard and Doug Sleeter perform a double act to explain to several hundred accountants why and how they should migrate to cloud applications.
Education & Careers

Special AccountingWEB Live Preview

There's nothing else like it: a full day of virtual presentations—all eligible for CPE. So prop up your computer or tablet, get the popcorn going, and join us on December 11.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: ARCP’s Accounting Horror Story

The menu for Oct. 31 features specials on NY regulator seeks $300M from Bank Leumi in tax probe, IRS announces 2015 inflation adjustments for tax benefits, Hungary scraps Internet tax plan, and more.

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

The secret of tax-advantaged giving, survey outlines accounting future, secure alternatives to the cloud, ensure your best staff will leave you, IRS civil forfeiture problems, and more.

The Unqualified Opinion: Lieutenant Dangle Costume at Office Party

A partner felt wearing this costume would show the younger staff members just how fun he could be, which he read is the best way to connect with the new generation of millennials.
Tax

'Jersey Shore' Star Ends Up in One Fine Tax Mess

Mike Sorrentino, one of the stars on the former TV show "Jersey Shore," is having legal troubles. But the arraignment was postponed so that he could participate in a new reality TV show.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CapEx Not Affected by Expired Tax Breaks

The menu for Oct. 30 features specials on lawmakers exploring post-election tax break deal, IRS issues tax guidance related to Ebola outbreak, Big Four pressured into anti-Hong Kong protest, and more.
Tax

How to Trim Taxes While Playing Santa

There are tax-advantaged ways to give, if you know the subtle rules. The $14,000 annual exclusion and $5,340,000 lifetime max do not have to be rigid limits, if you know some workarounds. In one important case, the IRS ruled in the taxpayer's favor.

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