Today's CPA Letter Daily
Emotional rollercoaster: The psychology of starting a small firm or business
Feb 19, 2019
Do you feel destiny may be calling you to something? Perhaps you’re thinking about a long overdue job change. Maybe you’re being tapped for partner or you’re exploring starting that firm you’ve always wanted to build from the ground up. As you’d expect, starting a firm or any business comes...
Staying in love with your significant other – who’s also your business partner
Feb 13, 2019
It’s Valentine’s Day, and you deserve a virtual high-five for being extra thoughtful this year. You put together a romantic dinner with candles, music, their favorite dessert – the whole nine yards. And then you hear the love of your life, your main squeeze, yell from the shared home office,...
How you can help states protect your CPA license
Feb 12, 2019
Should the government license professions? It’s not a new question, but states across the country are taking new action in 2019. More than 30 states are considering legislation that would reduce or remove professional licensing requirements. CPAs are not exempt from this legislation. These proposals represent a huge threat to...
How a CPA can help KonMari your finances
Feb 11, 2019
Anyone else feel a tad bit inadequate after watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix? If you haven’t heard of the series, during each episode, organizing expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out clutter in their lives with her KonMari method. Before watching I thought I was a relatively...
6 funny TV shows that do taxes better than you do
Feb 8, 2019
There are 77 days between the start of busy season and the April 15 deadline this year. That’s an uncomfortably long — or as some would suggest, uncomfortably short — amount of time for taxes. It just so happens that 77 days is also the total amount of time the...
5 reasons to keep your procrastibaking habit during busy season
Feb 6, 2019
If you’ve been on Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen posts tagged with #procrastibaking. If you aren’t familiar with the term, to “procrastibake” is to put off doing something you have to do in favor of baking. The term was featured in a New York Times article back in May and...
IRS transcript changes: What to do now that busy season’s here
Feb 1, 2019
Busy season is here. If you’re a tax practitioner, you’re no doubt gearing up for what lies ahead. A big part of busy season prep is making sense of the recent changes to IRS transcripts and the resulting steep transcript learning curve. You may be wondering if you can still...
How workplace trends are affecting small businesses
Jan 31, 2019
It’s widely known that finding top-tier talent is a challenge many small CPA firms and other small businesses face. On the most recent episode of The Small Biz Brunch, a podcast from AICPA’s #CPApowered campaign, I chatted with Mark Astrinos, CPA/PFS about this issue, changing trends in the workplace and...
5 busy season curveballs heading your way
Jan 29, 2019
Thanks to the biggest overhaul to the tax system since 1986, there’s more on your plate than usual this busy season. And while you’re managing client expectations and navigating the new federal tax laws, you have to consider accounting methods changes, Wayfair concerns and a prolonged government shutdown. It’s a...
Data breaches are here to stay
Jan 28, 2019
Data breaches are constantly in the news. Last year, Marriott, Quora and Dunkin Donuts all made headlines for privacy breaches – and that’s just to name a few. With breaches happening all the time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it’s more important than ever to focus on data protection....
Anthony Pugliese and Lawson Carmichael, chairs of the AICPA’s Future of Learning Task Force, explore the state of education for CPAs, argue the case for change and encourage key leaders to provide input on this topic critical to the future of the profession.More on AICPA TV