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Thomson Reuters Releases Estate Tax Planning Treatise

Thomson Reuters Releases Estate Tax Planning Treatise

September 18, 2014

Thomson Reuters has released a new multi-volume WG&L Estate Series treatise for estate planners, Tax Planning for Family Wealth Transfers at Death: Analysis with Forms. This WG&L treatise, by Howard M. Zaritsky, renowned estate planner and author...

Indiana CPAs Plan Day of Service to Local Communities

Indiana CPAs Plan Day of Service to Local Communities

September 18, 2014

The Indiana CPA Society is planning its 12th annual "CPA Day of Service," to be held Sept. 26, 2014. The event is a day of volunteer service that reflects the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live ...

Good Tax News? Many Americans May See Lower Federal Taxes in 2015

Good Tax News? Many Americans May See Lower Federal Taxes in 2015

September 17, 2014

Sit back and brace yourself for some good tax news? A new report from financial and legal information company Bloomberg BNA points to lower upcoming tax bills for many U.S. taxpayers as a result of adjustments based on the higher Consumer Price Index.

Online Service Automates Sales Tax Preparation, Filing and Payment

Online Service Automates Sales Tax Preparation, Filing and Payment

September 17, 2014

Cloud sales tax software maker TaxJar launched its new AutoFile system, a cloud-based service that automates filing of state sales tax returns and payments for online and storefront retailers. For the first time, sellers who previously would spend ...

Back to School is a Good Time to Look at Education Tax Credits and Deductions

Back to School is a Good Time to Look at Education Tax Credits and Deductions

September 17, 2014

With students now back to school or college, tnow is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2014 federal income tax returns.

U.S. Senator Asks Congress to Halt Coal Sales

U.S. Senator Asks Congress to Halt Coal Sales

September 16, 2014

A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.

IRS to Perform Full Audit of University

IRS to Perform Full Audit of University

September 16, 2014

A Midwestern university is preparing for a full-scale audit of its financial records by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Poverty Rate Drops by Most in 8 Years

Poverty Rate Drops by Most in 8 Years

September 16, 2014

The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006.

Exact Releases Cloud-based Business Software for Wholesalers and Distributors

Exact Releases Cloud-based Business Software for Wholesalers and Distributors

September 16, 2014

Exact is now offering Wholesale Distribution Advanced, an enhanced version of its popular cloud-based software solution.

New Online System Streamlines Form W-9 Management

New Online System Streamlines Form W-9 Management

September 16, 2014

Track1099, which makes online wage reporting and delivery systems, has introduced TrackW9, the first online W-9 management tool designed for tax professional teams. As part of the move to paper-free, collaborative back offices, TrackW9 helps...

Intuit Lacerte Tax

Intuit Lacerte Tax

From Intuit, Inc.

With more than 18,000 diagnostics, 5,700+ forms and 27 built-in time savings features , only Lacerte has the speed, reliability and comprehensiveness to complete the most complicated returns quickly and accurately.

How to Increase Savings and Preserve Retirement Accounts

How to Increase Savings and Preserve Retirement Accounts

September 16, 2014

A new survey assessing financial wellness programs in the workplace reveals that the combination of financial education with employee lending solutions significantly increases employees’ ability to save money and reduces instances of borrowing from...

AICPA Urges Congress to Act on Tax Extenders

AICPA Urges Congress to Act on Tax Extenders

September 16, 2014

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is urging Congress “to immediately address the fifty-seven tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013 and the six tax provisions that expire at the end of 2014.” Congress began consideration of extenders...

IRS Videos Focus on Taxpayer Bill of Rights

IRS Videos Focus on Taxpayer Bill of Rights

September 16, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has released a new YouTube video encouraging taxpayers to learn about the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Minimum Wage Changes Coming for Many States in 2015

Minimum Wage Changes Coming for Many States in 2015

Minimum wage increases are one of the hottest topics in payroll this year. They've produced a steady stream of new proposals and a great deal of haggling in state legislatures.

Order Up: Clarifying Tax Deductions for Business Meals

Order Up: Clarifying Tax Deductions for Business Meals

September 16, 2014

Where the IRS is concerned, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However, your clients may be able to deduct costs of certain meals, including lunches, if they meet the tax law requirements. Generally, write-offs for such meals are limited to 50% of...

How Small Accounting Firms Can Compete for Top Talent

How Small Accounting Firms Can Compete for Top Talent

September 16, 2014

Most small accounting firms do not have the financial resources to attract workers like the bigger firms do, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of the race. Here are five ways you can beat out even the biggest competitors when hiring.

Succession Planning Challenges for Young Accounting Firm Partners

Succession Planning Challenges for Young Accounting Firm Partners

September 16, 2014

Years ago a mentor told me that in negotiations, you should always put yourself in the other person’s shoes.

McGladrey Acquires Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP

McGladrey Acquires Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP

September 16, 2014

The accounting firm of McGladrey LLP will acquire the assets of Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP, a Certified Public Accounting firm offering services in the fields of assurance, tax and consulting in Southwest Ohio. The closing is expected to occur on Nov...

Small Business Lending Picks Up

Small Business Lending Picks Up

September 14, 2014

An economy slowly improving every year is growing the appetite of small businesses for loans to fuel expansions and investments in building improvements and new equipment, local small business experts say.

Report Says IRS Needs to Improve Handling of Complaints Against Tax Preparers

Report Says IRS Needs to Improve Handling of Complaints Against Tax Preparers

September 14, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not processing complaints against tax preparers in a timely manner, according to the latest report publicly from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

Travel & Entertainment: How to Stay Within Tax Boundaries for Temporary Assignments

Travel & Entertainment: How to Stay Within Tax Boundaries for Temporary Assignments

September 14, 2014

[This is part of a  series of articles on maximizing deductions for travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses.] Normally, you can’t deduct the cost of traveling between your home and your job, even though the travel is, in reality...

How to Prepare for a Sales Tax Audit

How to Prepare for a Sales Tax Audit

The sales and use tax audit could possibly be one of the biggest challenges that your business clients will face. If you are working with a client who has been selected for an audit, you are now tasked with proving that the client remitted the correct...

Understanding the 21st Century Accountant

Understanding the 21st Century Accountant

Frequently I hear that cloud technology and anytime/anywhere accounting is here now, it's great, it's what all accountants should be using and encouraging their clients to use, and this new technology will free the accountant to do what he or she was...

2014 Review of Professional Payroll Systems

2014 Review of Professional Payroll Systems

The affordable care act and changes to the minimum wage in many states and for many federal contractors has made payroll compliance more complex than ever.