The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will implement fundamental health care reforms and require most of the 32 million uninsured individuals to obtain health care coverage or pay penalties. The act contains more than $400 billion in revenue raisers and new taxes on employers and individuals.
Enrolled agents must take 72 hours of continuing education every three years specifically designed to enhance their professional proficiency in federal tax matters. With travel time and time away from the office, the requirement can become difficult.
Last week's Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase in Rosemont, IL kicked off with approximately 1,700 CPAs in attendance, a group so large that it was clear the need for knowledge and networking is still alive.
Accounting firms that offer training programs in house for staff and management want to ensure that individuals meet continuing professional education requirements. At many firms, training programs encompass larger goals and are at the core of a firm’s culture.
AccountingWEB’s Jason Bramwell talked to training personnel from four firms who explained the annual education requirements at their businesses and weighed in on the pros and cons of in-house training versus out-of-house training.
Potential sponsors of continuing professional education (CPE) in accounting who need to receive accreditation in multiple states should plan to become listed on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's (NASBA) National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Having extra skills in your employment arsenal has never been so important. Here are some arguments in favor of ongoing continuing education that go beyond the need for meeting annual licensing requirements.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Illinois CPA Society’s event for business and finance professionals, the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase. The showcase is being held August 24-25, in Rosemont, Illinois.
Mid-year 2010 has arrived and accountants in approximately half the jurisdictions in the United States are facing compliance deadlines. Tax time is well behind us and crunch time for compliance is here.
For those who might think there is a stodgy side to conferences presented by the venerable AICPA, be prepared to change that notion. The recent Practitioners and TECH+ Conference was anything but stodgy.
On December 9th, Intuit is providing an opportunity for accounting professionals that is one of those rare moments when you can disregard the old adage, “you get what you pay for” ... because this opportunity is free.