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IRS urged to shift its tax-audit efforts toward highest earners

The Internal Revenue Service spends too much time and effort auditing people who make $200,000 to $400,000 and too little going after the very …

10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees, 2017

<b>These 10 states impose the lowest taxes on retirees</b>, according to Kiplinger’s 2017 analysis of state taxes. All of them exempt Social Security …

7 steps to avoid becoming a tax scam victim

The IRS, state tax agencies and tax preparation companies are doing even more this year to protect your personal data and thwart criminals from stealing it.<p>But that's not enough to prevent refund fraud and tax-related identity theft. You also have to take active steps to do the same, the IRS …

10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Holiday Identity Theft

View Gallery<p>10 photos<p>Vicente Machancoses / Shutterstock.com<p>The holiday shopping season is a prime time for opportunistic thieves. Shoppers might be …

3 things every millennial should consider before launching a startup

There probably hasn’t been a new generation come along that hasn’t been accused of being lazy and shiftless by those who came before. Millennials are …

Entrepreneurship

Accounting Gives a Big Boost to Global Economic Growth

A new report by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) establishes for the first time a link between the importance of accounting to …

Owners of These Businesses Could Be Worthy Clients

You want business owners as clients. They are occupied running their business and need someone to handle their tax filings because the consequences …

Small Business

How much can you afford to spend in retirement?

The rules of thumb for retirement are changing. A realistic look at your post-working age finances is required to truly know how much you need.<p>You've …

College scholarships are not free money | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is National Scholarship Month, which means high school seniors are being exhorted to scoop up free money for college.<p>A student in flip flops and shorts (C) watches as U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) receives an honorary degree during the spring commencement …

How to care for two parents at once without going broke | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For years, Madeleine Smithberg has been at the forefront of American comedy as co-creator of “The Daily Show” and a talent coordinator for “Late Show with David Letterman.”<p>A young carer holds the hands of an elderly woman in a residential home for the elderly in Planegg near …

The Ethical Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs

Startup culture poses a host of temptations—and resistance is hard. Here’s a look at some of the most common hazards.<p>The life of an entrepreneur is filled with temptations to do wrong.<p>In several decades as a business-ethics professor in Silicon Valley, I’ve spent countless hours talking to …

Entrepreneurship

#CalCPAStartup - Twitter Search

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EisnerAmper Merges in Mallah Furman and Ueltzen & Company

EisnerAmper announced a pair of mergers Monday, with Mallah Furman in South Florida and Ueltzen & Company in California.<p>Both deals took effect on …

High-flying tech startups like Snapchat and Uber are getting humbled

For the past year, it has been nearly impossible to get tech startups to shut up about how much they're worth.<p>The bragging is as public as it is …

Venture Capital

Supply Chain Audits Rise to the Fore — Or Should

As a company’s supply chain grows, so does its exposure to risk. Experts recommend that companies periodically audit their supply chains to identify …

Take a gamble on practice management innovation

Conversations can make all the difference in the world. There are conversations that can change your perspective or conversations that freak you out …

Budget Legislation Eliminates Some Social Security Claiming Strategies

The budget deal passed by Congress last month included a provision that would end some Social Security claiming strategies used by couples.

Art of Accounting: Understanding Investments in Bonds

[IMGCAP(1)]Here is a story of something that occurred in 1980 and became the reason for my understanding of how bond investments work.<p>These rules …

FASB Proposes to Clarify Definition of Business

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued a proposed accounting standards update to clarify the definition of a business in an effort to …

IRS Doesn’t Penalize Employers Who Ignore Wage Requests

The Internal Revenue Service does not always penalize employers who fail to respond to requests to resolve discrepancies in the wage information …

CPA Licensure

You’ve made the decision and you’re going in for the plunge—attaining a CPA license.<p>Here you’ll find the information you need related to what steps …

AdWords

Board of Accountancy

β To protect consumers by ensuring only qualified licensees practice public accountancy in accordance with established professional standards.<p>All …

Year-End Reminders on Dependency Exemptions

For 2015, you can claim an exemption of $4,000 for a parent only if he or she has reportable income below $4,000. Suppose your mother's income is …

Retirement

FASB Issues Simpler Rules on Deferred Income Taxes

Another Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) simplification initiative project is in the books.<p>The accounting rulemaker issued a new standard …