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    CPA 2.0

    Article If you are a CPA looking to take your knowledge and interest in technology to the next level, the CITP credential is definitely a career-enhancement tool and one that will differentiate you from the crowd
    Published on April 19, 2013

    Have You Audited Your Firms IT

    Article Since its inception, information technology (IT) audit has been an enigma to many auditors, CPAs and business professionals. IT has sometimes been seen as more of a simple business tool than a business risk. Auditors and management have trouble separating the nature of IT problems (i.e. every entity has IT
    Published on June 01, 2011

    Election to Treat Qualified Revocable Trust as an Estate and the Separate-Share Rules

    Article The election to treat a qualified revocable trust as an estate under Sec. 645 can result in some complicated accounting and tax consequences as well as some interesting tax planning opportunities because of the separate-share rules.
    Published on December 02, 2013

    Debt Discharge Under Sec. 108 Partnerships vs. S Corps.

    Article As tax liability for COD income gives many taxpayers an unpleasant surprise in today’s economy, its tax treatment continues to be a focal point for tax professionals in tax planning and preparation.
    Published on November 30, 2012

    Advising Clients Amid Constitutional Challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act

    Article Recent court decisions provide an opportunity and responsibility for tax practitioners to assist their clients in same-sex marriages with protecting their rights to federal and state tax refunds as well as providing additional advice regarding income and gift and estate tax planning in light of DOMA’s uncertain future.
    Published on November 30, 2012

    FBAR Reporting Considerations

    Article The National Taxpayer Advocate has estimated that 5 million to 7 million Americans live abroad and many more living in the United States may have foreign accounts. That presents both an opportunity and a challenge.
    Published on December 02, 2013

    The 10 Most Powerful Postmortem Planning Pointers for Trusts and Estates

    Article Taking control of the postmortem planning process can be a powerful way to save tax dollars for the decedent’s estate and family.
    Published on August 21, 2012

    Crop Insurance Proceeds Appropriate Tax Planning Strategies

    Article The severe drought experienced by much of the United States this year, especially in agricultural regions, is expected to produce a record number of crop insurance claims.
    Published on November 30, 2012

    Nonrefundable Milestone Fees Do Not Qualify as Success-Based

    Article A business can expense 70% of “success-based fees,” meaning amounts that are contingent on the successful closing of a covered transaction. It is important to remember this safe-harbor election can apply to both sides of the transaction.
    Published on November 30, 2012

    Is the Sale of Real Property Ordinary Income or Capital Gain

    Article Determining whether a real estate sale produces ordinary income or capital gain is difficult and is potentially an issue that can cause a taxpayer to be liable for significantly higher taxes.
    Published on November 30, 2012

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