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Succession issues likely to fuel urgency around retention of women CPAs

The urgency around advocating for women has increased in the accounting profession, Melissa Hooley, CPA, CGMA, said Tuesday at the AICPA spring Council meeting in New Orleans. Many CPA leaders from the Baby Boomer generation will be retiring over...

House Passes Bill to Help Victims of ID Theft Tax Fraud

The House passed bipartisan legislation Monday to prevent taxpayer identity theft and help victims whose tax refunds have been stolen by identity thieves. The bill was co-sponsored by a CPA turned lawmaker whose own identity was stolen last tax...

Watch for These Errors on Intangible Assets

Auditors face numerous challenges when it comes to helping clients understand financial reporting issues related to accounting for intangible assets acquired in a business combination. Some challenges are a function of management’s attempts...

DOL Releases Final Rule Outlining Updates to Overtime Rule

On Tuesday, the Department of Labor released their final rule “ Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees ” which outlines updates to the...

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PCAOB Tries Again to Change Audit Report Format

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is taking another stab at overhauling the auditor’s reporting model. The PCAOB first proposed changes in audit reports in 2013 and heard extensive feedback on the proposals. On Wednesday the...

Filing Deadline Approaches for Tax-Exempts

Many tax-exempt organizations have a filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns on May 16 -- and the IRS cautioned these groups not to include Social Security numbers or other unneeded personal information in their filings....

How to find time to study for the CPA exam

Ryne Olson knows what it’s like to be busy.  She works at Feniks & Co. LLC in Fairbanks, Alaska. When she’s not there, she’s running her own dog-racing team, Ryno Sled Dog Kennel. And earlier this year, her team competed in the...

Half of American families with student loan debt delay saving for retirement

Channeling money into a retirement fund in your 20s and 30s can pay big dividends when it’s time to stop working. But a new AICPA poll finds student loan debt is increasingly weighing on adults in the United States. Half of Americans who...

Trump Won't Release Tax Returns Before Election

If you’re waiting for Donald Trump to release his income tax returns to the public, don’t hold your breath. It likely won’t be happening until after the election. The presumptive Republican nominee for the presidency has...