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    Most Smaller Companies Continue to Guard Cash AICPA Survey

    Article Roughly 59% of the finance chiefs, controllers and financial decision makers surveyed last month by the American Institute of CPAs said they expect cash positions to hold steady.
    Published on June 23, 2015

    CPAs Cite Hiring, Retention As Most Pressing Issue

    Article Recruitment was a key issue in the survey in the decade before 2007, but it wasn’t a strong emphasis during the recession as firms focused more on client retention.
    Published on June 09, 2015

    Employee benefit plan audit quality review a wake-up call for plan sponsors

    Article Employee Benefit News (EBN) reported that a recent report from the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration should serve as a wake-up call.
    Published on June 08, 2015

    AICPA Survey Business Outlook Darkens

    Article While a majority of respondents still express optimism about the U.S. economy, there has been a slide in sentiment from the first quarter.
    Published on June 04, 2015

    AICPA Debuts Not-for-Profit Section

    Article The Not-for-Profit Section provides high-quality, timely information, tools and resources that are designed to improve the governance, financial reporting and tax reporting of not-for-profits.
    Published on May 11, 2015

    Most Americans want Not-for-Profit Organizations to have Better Financial Training

    Article Nonprofit employment accounts for approximately 10 percent of total employment in the United States. So there are a significant number of individuals – CPAs and others – who we believe will welcome and benefit from the opportunity to earn a certificate for their important work.
    Published on April 13, 2015

    Financial strategies to cover an early or unexpected retirement

    Article Goodman, a CPA/PFS, offered advice to people who may have had retirement thrust upon them earlier than planned.
    Published on April 13, 2015

    Personal Connection with Your Accountant is Key

    Article The Fiscal Times article by Marine Cole, entitled “5 Signs It’s Time to Fire Your Accountant,” on March 24 describes important practices to follow when choosing a tax preparer and warnings about when it might be time to find someone new.  Cari Weston, se
    Published on March 26, 2015

    The Surviving Spouse Estate Tax Trap

    Article Ashlea Ebeling reported March 25 in Forbes about the AICPA’s letter to the IRS and the Department of the Treasury urging estate tax portability relief for surviving spouses.  “If you don’t know what portability is and how to elect it, you could be hit wit
    Published on March 26, 2015

    Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop now Accepting Applications

    Article The Workshop, which is now in its 21styear, is an invitational program held annually for minority accounting students who plan to pursue the CPA designation.
    Published on March 24, 2015

    Details Important when Choosing Education Tax Breaks

    Article Amy Wang, AICPA tax technical manager, reminded taxpayers in Carolyn Bigda’s March 13 Chicago Tribune story about how tax breaks can help with college education expenses
    Published on March 13, 2015

    CNBC Story Underlines Cost of Missed Tax Deductions

    Article AICPA’s Melissa Labant, director of tax advocacy. “Sometimes folks just automatically assume their taxes are going to be the same as they were in the prior year.”
    Published on March 13, 2015

    Financial Executives See Growth Expectations Pull Back

    Article CPAs who participated in the AICPA’s economic outlook survey said their corporate growth expectations have dropped.
    Published on March 05, 2015

    Financial Windfall Merits Professional Help

    Article “Received a Bunch of Cash? How It Will Impact Your Taxes,” Amy Wang, AICPA tax technical manager, advises readers to get professional help from a tax expert.
    Published on March 03, 2015

    Dont Fall Into a Tax Trap

    News Melissa Labant, AICPA director of tax advocacy, is quoted about the intricacies of making charitable contributions. For taxpayers contributing to charities via payroll deductions, such as United Way, Labant said, “Usually there’s no letter, and the total doesn’t appear on the W-2 form, so people have to remember to deduct
    Published on February 09, 2015

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