by Amy Vetter on Jul 25, 2014
Whenever I speak to accountants about creating a cloud practice, the most common question is, “How do I charge my clients?” The answer has usually been "hourly billing," but that model is changing.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 25, 2014
The menu for July 25 features specials on House approves bill to expand and simplify tax breaks for education, IRS releases draft forms on Obamacare employer mandate, Paul Ryan’s plan to expand the EITC, and more.
by Terry Sheridan on Jul 25, 2014
Developing a strategic alliance with a financial advisor may be just the ticket to grow your accounting practice, particularly if many of your clients are affluent. But do it right.
While reputational risk is the No. 1 nonfinancial concern among corporate directors, cybersecurity/IT risk is gaining steam. According to the results of a new survey from EisnerAmper, cybersecurity/IT risk ranked second at 62 percent, up almost 10 percent from last year’s poll.
Many senior US tax professionals believe that a streamlined audit process will be the top benefit resulting from the IRS Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap, a toolkit organized around a notional 24-month audit timeline, according to the results of a new KPMG survey.
The menu for July 24 features specials on SEC approves final rules on money-market funds, GAO says it’s too soon to draw conclusions on Obamacare tax credit fraud, IRS no longer probing missing emails, Senate to vote on phasing out gas tax, and more.
by AccountingWeb on Jul 23, 2014
The IRS isn't always perfect in its calculations of underpayment interest and refund interest. Two BDO USA professionals, Cathy Stopyra and Todd Simmens, provide advice so you don't walk away from overpayments that are rightfully owed to your company.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 23, 2014
The menu for July 23 features specials on FASB looks at revamping income statement, two courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies, Senate advances bill to end tax breaks for outsourcing, and more.
by Kristen Rampe on Jul 23, 2014
We've all tried to make our work-lives more efficient, transfer knowledge to newer team members and leverage our practices. Sometimes delegation works, and sometimes, well—it doesn't.
by Jeff Davidson on Jul 22, 2014
You have a big presentation forthcoming that might enable you to land a huge client for your firm. Are you sufficiently relaxed to be at your best? Let me offer a story and some observations that drive home a crucial point.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 22, 2014
Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 22, 2014
The menu for July 22 features specials on Renaissance hedge fund escaped more than $6 billion in taxes, Lois Lerner’s emails may exist after all, Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on inversions, and more.
by Sally Glick on Jul 22, 2014
You should be investing your limited time and financial resources in areas that are likely to bear fruit and not in chasing after ideas that force you to spread yourself too thinly.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 21, 2014
The menu for July 21 features specials on some liberal groups oppose moratorium on Internet access taxes, lawmakers urge SEC not to allow choice of accounting rules, Tea Party groups’ lawsuit vs. IRS moves ahead, and more.
by Caleb Newquist on Jul 18, 2014
A link a day (on average) keeps the doctor away. We invite you to stay healthy.
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