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Reducing Fraud with Technology
June 19, 2013
Thomas G. Stephens, Jr.—speaker at the Business &Management Conference—discusses how to use Excel to detect fraud... Read more.
What’s at Stake? The CPA Profession on Federal Fiscal Responsibility
June 10, 2013
The fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and sequestration have brought greater attention to our nation’s budget policy. The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) strongly believes that there is a longer-term threat posed by the nation’s budget deficit. Read more.
COSO Releases Updated Internal Control Framework
May 17, 2013
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released Internal Control–Integrated Framework 2013. The update incorporates two decades of experience from organizations in applying the original 1992 framework... Read more.
April 2013 IRS Update
April 29, 2013
IRS expands identity theft program to 50 states, updates allowable living expense standards, seeks applicants for information reporting program advisory committee, and more in this month's update... Read more.
Variable Interest Entities - That's Easy, at Least the Way I Tell It
April 17, 2013
Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA uses a relatable scenario to explain a complex matter. Read more.
March IRS Update
March 25, 2013
IRS Expands Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data Publications, Seattle Area Enrolled Agent Disbarred for Stealing a Client’s Tax Payments and Preparing Returns with False Deductions, and more in this month's update... Read more.
Subpoena Questions and Answers
March 25, 2013
Facing a subpoena can be a daunting situation. CPA firms are often uncertain about whether or how to comply with a subpoena while complying with a number of rules and regulations that are intended to protect client confidentiality... Read more.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Planning Ahead for Conflicts
March 15, 2013
There are effective ways of managing potential disputes or conflicts with clients, and there are less effective ways. Assuming that a dispute will never arise is not a prudent or wise approach to take with any client or engagement... Read more.