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AICPA recommends priorities for IRS tax guidance
On June 14, the AICPA submitted a letter to the IRS recommending priorities for guidance the Service should issue under the 2018-2019 IRS Priority Guidance Plan. In late April, the IRS in Notice 2018-43 asked the public to comment on items of tax...
Are You Underpaid? Survey Released With Robert Half 2019 Salary Guides Finds 46 Percent Of Workers Feel Shortchanged
There's good news and bad news when it comes to how satisfied U.S. workers are with their compensation. The good: 49 percent of professionals surveyed by global staffing firm Robert Half feel they are paid fairly at their jobs. The bad: 46...
Cybersecurity and data protection are about service, not fear
“Data security is an opportunity to make your practice stronger and do more for your clients,” he told an audience of CPAs during a session on cybersecurity at the 2018 Illinois CPA Society Summit, held in Chicago this week.
Accounting Today: Connecticut issues guidance on pass-through tax credit
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services released guidance this week on the recently enacted Pass-Through Entity Tax Credit, which state lawmakers approved this spring as a way to get around limits in the new federal tax law on state and...
Ken Healy of Diversified Financial Solutions Named as '40 Under 40' by CPA Practice Advisor
Ken Healy, an accountant at Diversified Financial Solutions in Naugatuck, was honored as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 Under 40.” Ken was previously honored by CTCPA as a 2016 “New and Young Professional to Watch.”
John Ermer of Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger Quoted in Bloomberg Article "New York, Connecticut Taxpayers Have Plan B Options to Beat SALT"
Taxpayers in New York and Connecticut still have a few potential options to avoid the hit from a new cap on state and local tax deductions, while residents of other high-tax jurisdictions may only have creative estate planning as a last resort.
New form may simplify tax compliance for seniors
According to Adam Smith's Canons of Taxation, the tax compliance function in any society needs to be convenient. This has not always been the case for many seniors in the United States. Form 1040EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers...
Technology issues to consider in lease accounting
With the new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) lease accounting standard — Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), many companies are grappling with the transition mechanics and discovering their current...
Why the NJ Sales Tax Move is Important
The Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. has inspired numerous states to adopt new sales and use tax policies in order to increase remote sales tax collection, New Jersey has joined those growing ranks. As of October 1,...
IRS blocks Connecticut plan to bypass SALT tax deduction cap
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new rules aimed at preventing taxpayers in Connecticut and other high-income and high-cost states from avoiding a new cap on the deductibility of their state and local taxes.

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