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Senate Approves Crumbling Foundation Survey
A $154.2 billion spending bill for the departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Interior and Housing and Urban Development that cleared the Senate this week included provisions sought by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy to assess the...
Meeting Of The Minds: Workers And Executives Dread Wasted Time, Disengagement
Love 'em or hate 'em, meetings are an essential platform for sharing information, brainstorming new ideas and collaborating as a team. But are they always necessary? It doesn't seem so, finds new research from Accountemps. Professionals surveyed...
Beyond The Numbers: Financial Executives' Roles Continue To Expand
Financial leaders continue breaking the mold and expanding their influence throughout their organizations. In a Robert Half Management Resources survey, finance executives most frequently reported their roles have grown over the past three years...
Treasury, IRS issue proposed regulations on new 100 percent depreciation
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations on the new 100-percent depreciation deduction that allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in...
IRS, Treasury issue proposed regulations implementing Section 965
The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury today issued proposed regulations on section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations affect United States shareholders, as defined under section 951(b) of the...
IRS issues guidance on small business accounting method changes under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today on new tax law changes that allow small business taxpayers with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting. The...
Senate Approves IRS Funding Bill
The Senate passed a package of four appropriations bills, including roughly $11.3 billion in fiscal year 2019 funding for the IRS.  Read more...   (Source: ASAE)
Senate Bills Would Repeal Fringe Benefits Provision
Lawmakers are increasingly aware of the need to fix a provision in the new tax law that requires tax-exempt organizations to pay taxes on employee parking and transportation benefits.  Read more...    (Source: ASAE)
Beyond robotics: How AI can help improve the audit process
The CPA profession has been hearing a lot about Robotic Process Automation (RPA), a software technology that can help auditors sift through structured data.
30 million people are not withholding enough for taxes - How to tell if you’re one of them
The GAO says 21 percent of taxpayers – or about 30 million people – aren’t withholding enough taxes from their pay this year.

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