• Professional Issues: Changes on the Horizon

    by William A. Simer, CPA | Feb 03, 2016
    During the past several months, members of the WSCPA Board of Directors and professional staff have visited the Society’s chapters throughout the state to present professional issues updates. It has been great to renew old friendships, and make new ones, with colleagues that we’ve met and to see the chapters’ work in action. If you haven’t been able to attend an update in your chapter area, here are some highlights.
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  • Downloadable Tax Resources from the WSCPA and CAMICO

    by CAMICO | Feb 01, 2016
    Start your tax season by downloading this CAMICO Tax Resources Pack. With tax season approaching, CAMICO — the Washington Society of CPAs affinity partner and provider of accountants’ malpractice insurance and risk management services — is making available this Tax Resources Pack with sample tax engagement letters, articles and tips.
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  • Bitcoin and Virtual Currency: What CPAs Need to Know Heading into Tax Season

    by Jason M. Tyra, CPA, MBA, CFE | Jan 19, 2016
    With tax season rapidly approaching, many practitioners are likely to encounter clients for the first time with virtual currency activity to report. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, peaked in value in early 2014 before all but disappearing from public view shortly thereafter. Nearly two years later, virtual currencies are still out there: an impressive run in the fall of 2015 (possibly due to an alleged Chinese pump and dump scheme) attracted fresh attention and new converts.
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  • Revised Affordable Care Act (ACA) Alert – New Due Dates

    by Camico | Jan 14, 2016
    According to the Journal of Accountancy (Jan. 4, 2016), because the IRS is extending the due dates for these information returns, the normal provisions for requesting extended due dates for these forms will not apply. The IRS is encouraging employers who cannot meet the extended due dates to file the returns anyway...
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  • Setting Professional Goals for 2016

    by Monette Anderson | Jan 13, 2016
    This year when you sit down to think about your personal resolutions, do you plan on spending any time setting your professional goals? You may be mentally checking this off if you do this as part of your company’s annual performance appraisal, but put down that imaginary red pen and really think about it...
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