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January 8, 2018

News Roundup

Prepaying Property Taxes? IRS Cautions It Might Not Pay Off The IRS has a message for the homeowners rushing to prepay their property taxes before new rules take effect on New Year’s Day: Not so fast. Beware of PCAOB Changes to Standard on...
January 7, 2018

IFAC Concerned About Losing Separate Standard-Setting Boards for Auditing and Ethics, Suggests Alternative

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has published its initial views to the Monitoring Group Consultation Paper on changes to the international audit and ethics standard-setting process. While IFAC agrees with some aspects of the...
January 6, 2018

FINRA Takes Steps to Make It Harder for Brokers to Expunge Misdeeds

Brokers may no longer be able to wipe years’ worth of disciplinary marks off their public BrokerCheck records, thanks to changes proposed by FINRA. The regulator has released proposed amendments to its controversial expungement process...
January 5, 2018

IRS Launches Get Ready Campaign

In preparation for the filing season, the IRS is encouraging practitioners to help educate as many taxpayers as possible about steps they can take to be ready to timely file their tax returns and receive their refunds as quickly as possible. The...
January 4, 2018

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

The IRS has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a...
January 3, 2018

Pros & Cons of BI

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Exploring the Benefits and Barriers of Business Intelligence As a CPA, a big part of your role at your company or clients is being able to weigh the costs and the benefits of any business decision, providing...