Practice Management

New Major IRS Phone Scam Highlights Dangers

Well-disguised con artists lurk all over the Internet with plausible, but dangerous, schemes centered on the IRS and other entities. Be very careful.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Speaketh – Bitcoin Will Be Taxed as Property

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 26.
Practice Management

How Couples Can Maximize Social Security Payouts

Married couples have multiple options for tapping into their Social Security accounts; shrewd planning is needed to pick the right one.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Taxes in 140 Characters?

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 25.
Practice Management

How to Avoid Violating Wage and Labor Laws

Payroll may look simple, but the regulations are complicated and the penalties are severe.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Media General’s Got Deal-Making Down

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 24.

Social Media Risk Is a Concern for Internal Auditors

A top priority for chief audit executives and internal auditors this year is preventing risks – such as hits to the bottom line and a loss of productivity – that could result from social media use within their organizations, according to a survey released last week by global consulting firm Protiviti.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How Not to Become Overwhelmed

From the myths of multitasking to the ability to become organized, this week's quiz addresses the problems of the overworked accountant.

FASB Issues GAAP Variable Interest Entity Alternative

An accounting alternative that was issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on March 20 would – if certain conditions are met – exempt private companies from applying VIE guidance to lessors under common-control leasing arrangements.
Practice Management

ID Theft at IRS: Could Your Firm Be Next?

If someone can walk out of the IRS with personal information on 20,000 people, they can do it at your firm.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Phone Scam is Largest TIGTA/IRS Have Ever Seen

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 21.
Practice Management

How to Get Excel to Handle Social Security Numbers Properly

Almost every accountant handles Social Security numbers and almost every Excel spreadsheet screws them up. Here's how to fix them.
Practice Management

Take Cover Against Tax Season Violence

Be prepared: Angry taxpayers may be coming to get you. Tax season is bringing out the worst in people.
Education & Careers

Individual Leadership: Managing Your Time As If It Was Your Money

During the second session of a four-part series on Individual Leadership, the focus will be on time management- a critical success factor for effective leadership. Each person has 24 hours of time to spend each day; the key is making wise investments and knowing what investments yield the greatest return.
Practice Management

How Yoga Brings Balance to CPAs

One CPA shows that yoga is not a fringe activity for hippies, but a terrific way for busy CPAs to recharge themselves during tax season – or anytime.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Expired Tax Breaks May Soon Get New Life

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 20.

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Client Acceptance and Continuance Decision-Making

CPA firms must establish and document policies and procedures for the acceptance and continuance of clients and engagements.

Let's Get to Know the New AccountingWEB Managing Editor, Richard Koreto

If you subscribe to our daily newsletters you've noticed that a new voice has been chatting you up in recent days. Richard Koreto joined AccountingWEB last month as our new Managing Editor. We're lucky to have him as a part of our staff here and not just because Jason and I needed an extra set of hands!

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: No Agreement – Yet – on Lease Accounting Standard

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 19.

Do 'Cloud' Ventures Result in Sales Tax Problems?

The "Cloud" is all the rage, promising to solve a range of data management issues. But care is needed – you may end up with a sales tax nexus.