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IRS Chief: 2015 Tax-Filing Season ‘Going Well’ Despite Agency Woes

John Koskinen said this week that the fact tax season started on time is a “stunning achievement by our employees.”
Practice

The 7 Key Questions When Thinking About an Accounting Firm Merger

Is it time to merge your firm? And how can you be sure you're not making mistakes that could doom the new entity?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Good Luck Calling the IRS for Help This Filing Season

The menu features specials on New Mexico losing accountants, House votes to ease limits on 529 plans, and more.
Tax

Saved from the Jaws of the IRS: 7 Non-Taxable Sources of Income

From the easily forgotten to the little known, there are income streams that remain yours and yours alone.

The 10 Best Ideas for Accounting Firm Business Development

Business development is different from marketing communications. Too often professionals are unsure about developing the ‘rainmaking’ skills.
Education & Careers

Career Success Secret: Get Both Public and Private Experience

If you want to make it big as a management accountant, you need just the right amount of public experience.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Offers Reprieve to Filers Affected by Tax Form Error

The menu features specials on accounting errors cost Hertz $181 million, Caterpillar’s tax liability could grow, and more.
Tax

Survey: Americans Get a Low Grade on Their Knowledge of Income Taxes

The average US adult scored 51% on a personal finance quiz related to federal income taxes, according to NerdWallet.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit

Normally, the risk of not detecting material misstatements due to fraud is higher than with error.
A&A

Comment Deadline Nears for GASB Proposals on Leases, Fiduciary Responsibilities

Stakeholders have until March 6 to submit comment letters and register to attend public hearings on both projects.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: 0.86% – the IRS Audit Rate for Individuals in 2014

The menu features specials on Intuit denies lax security claims, Hatch wants answers on Obamacare tax error, and more.
Tax

Special Tax Season Summary: What You Should Know about Bitcoin

Virtual currencies seem scary, but informed accountants can help clients explore new opportunities within IRS rules.
Practice

Convert Your Clients: Move Their Records Out of the Shoebox

Do your clients still have a record system out of the Victorian era? Maybe some new tools can help them—and you.
Practice

Transfer Pricing Audits: With Changes on the Horizon, Upfront Planning Is Key

Many companies consider transfer pricing a cross-border issue, but the reality often hits much closer to home.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Oops – Incorrect Tax Info Sent to 800,000 Obamacare Users

The menu features specials on feds grant Obamacare tax extension, ex-American Realty CAO drops lawsuit, and more.
Practice

8 Great Ways to Get New Accounting Clients with Public Speaking

By speaking on an area of expertise, you're seen as a credentialed, qualified professional—not a salesperson.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Warns Tax Professionals of New Phishing Scam

The menu features specials on the most effective tax-prep TV ads, sustainability accounting for investors, and more.

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

Tribute to an accounting trailblazer, a career in internal audit, being productive while traveling, and more.
Practice

Is Your Number Up? PTIN Rules You May Not Have Known

You know you need a PTIN—but learn little-known details that can save you hassles later.
Tax

When Should Married Couples Check 'Married, Filing Separately'?

There are serious legal and financial implications to your choices—know the rules before making a decision.

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