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Tax

IRS Is Allowing Taxpayers to Make Appointments at 10 Walk-in Assistance Centers

The IRS hopes the new appointment-based service approach will help taxpayers avoid long lines this tax season.
Practice

Why Your Firm's Next Niche Should be Business Valuation

Don't make tax season your only source of revenue. Business valuation offers a higher profit margin than tax.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More CFOs Are Letting Employees Work from Home

The menu features specials on Deloitte names Punit Renjen global CEO, new FASB guidance on legal entities, and more.
Technology

My Quixotic Pursuit of Microsoft Excel for the Android Platform

It was easy, right? No, because we're dealing with Microsoft, and nothing is ever easy with Microsoft.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Quality Control—the Essential Points

A look at QC Section 10, "A Firm’s System of Quality Control," which contains quality systems, policies, and procedures.
Practice

Six Low-Key Ways to Make Your Fellow Alums Your Clients

People like working with professionals they already know. And you have many ways to know your fellow college alums.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Makes Repair Rules Easier for Small Businesses

The menu features specials on Congress starts TurboTax probes, FASB looks at income tax disclosures, and more.
Tax

When Property 'Taxes' Are NOT Deductible on Schedule A of Form 1040

The IRS has some nasty surprises for those who think anything labeled a "property tax" is automatically deductible.

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

Time to start your own firm? Or maybe you want a dramatic reading of the IRC. All this and more from Sift Media.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Former SEC Member Harvey Goldschmid Has Died

The menu features specials on House panel backs expanding 529 plans, Utah accounting firm settles with SEC, and more.
Tax

No Mercy: the IRS Lowers the Boom on Late Income Tax Filers

Do you and your clients think you have a good excuse for filing late? "The dog ate my W-2 forms" isn't going to fly.
Education & Careers

How Accounting Firms Can Get an Edge in the Recruitment Game

You don’t have to be a Big 4 firm to achieve recruitment success, if you know the right techniques.
Practice

How to Become Your Clients' Retirement Strategy Gatekeeper

If long-term clients ask if they're in a good place financially to retire, how do you give them a good answer?
A&A

5 Key Takeaways from KPMG’s “2015 Global Audit Committee Survey”

Audit committees can’t do it all, and the increased risk environment is starting to put a strain on their agendas.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Boss Apologizes for Wrongful Business Asset Seizures

The menu features specials on BofA unit aided tax avoidance, biz tax incentives impact some state budgets, and more.
Practice

When It Comes to Your Clients, Know How to Talk the Talk

Now is a great time to have a talk with your clients—cementing a current relationship and building new ones.
Tax

How Not to Get Too 'Creative' with Hobby-Related Tax Deductions

Writers and artists get certain deductions—but often their 1040's are the most creative things they produce.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Civil Forfeiture Practices Focus of House Hearing

The menu features specials on SEC claws back 500K from ex-Saba CFOs, FBI to probe fraudulent tax filings, and more.
Education & Careers

5 Questions for a Successful Accounting Internship Program

Whether you’re an accounting student or an HR manager, internships can be a sweet deal—the devil's in the details.

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