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

A board game for CPAs, why entrepreneurs change accountants, audit work in India, and the return of "The Pitch."
Tax

How to Work Around IRS Rules with Subtlety and Slyness

You think the IRS commuting rule is etched in stone? A pair of taxpayers created a loophole—and the court agreed.
Practice

G2 Crowd Identifies the Top Expense Management Tools Based on User Reviews

Certify and Concur earned “Leader” status based on a combination of user satisfaction scores and market presence data.
Tax

Robo-Audit: The IRS Finds a New Way to Check Tax Returns

However, by taking a few simple steps taxpayers and their preparers can avoid IRS inquiries.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The 3 Areas with the Highest Audit Inspection Deficiencies

The menu features specials on finance execs optimistic about growth, justices hear arguments in ACA case, and more.
Practice

Letters, We Get Lots and Lots of Letters…From the Internal Revenue Service

The IRS doesn't just write to taxpayers—it writes to tax preparers. And you better pay attention.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit—Part 2

The identification and assessment of risks of material misstatement due to fraud, and other important topics.
A&A

30 Master’s Degree Programs for Accounting Students That Cost Under $25,500

Weber State University in Utah had the lowest cost at $18,486, according to a new study by Accounting Degree Review.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Companies Still Using Old Internal-Control Guidelines

The menu features specials on Xero delays US stock listing, IRS delaying refunds for many ACA enrollees, and more.
Tax

Don’t Miss These 5 Useful Federal Tax Credits for Small Businesses

Small family-owned businesses and start-ups may not be aware of the credits available to them.
Education & Careers

How Three Minutes of Mindfulness Can Transform Your Busy Season

As we get into the toughest part of tax season, a few minutes of meditation can make you happier and more productive.
Education & Careers

It’s a Seller's Market for Accountants: Report Finds Demand Is High

Companies need to move fast to attract the best staff, thanks to unemployment rates below national average.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Business Audit Rate Reaches Eight-Year Low

The menu features specials on Sleeter Group acquired by media company, GASB defines fair value measurement, and more.
A&A

Private Company Council’s Performance Up for Review by FAF Trustees

Feedback sought by May 11 on whether the PCC has helped improve accounting standard-setting for private companies.
Education & Careers

How You Can Relieve Work Stress and Take the Ride of Your Life

We're all busy, especially this time of year, and sometimes the best solution is changing perspective.
Tax

Saved from the IRS Part 2: More Income the Government Can't Touch

Last week we published a list of items the IRS doesn't tax. Here are a few more that are wholly or partially exempted.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Sen. Hatch Says Tax Code Revamp Will Be ‘Very Difficult’

The menu features specials on IRS provides tax relief to farmers and fishermen, ARCP restates results, and more.
Practice

8 Things You Should Never Say to Your Accounting Clients

With clients, it’s not always what you say—it's how you say it. A guide to putting your best foot forward.
Tax

7 Business Tax Deductions You Can't Afford to Overlook

Small family-owned businesses and start-ups may not be aware of the deductions available to them.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: TIGTA Starts Criminal Probe Into Lerner Email Fiasco

The menu features specials on CEOs paid 3 times more than CFOs, audit fees for small reporting companies, and more.

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