|Every cellphone is a security risk, so what's your policy?
Does your firm allow employees to use their personal phones for work? From lost or stolen devices to working on unsecured Wi-Fi, it's time to create a policy to protect firm data.
|What's trending at CPA firms this year
The Rosenberg Associates
Find out what's trending at CPA firms in terms of staffing and mergers -- including extraordinary shifts that may have you rethinking some services.
|One of your client's biggest tax reform boons has an expiration date
Even if your wealthy clients aren't quite ready to transfer their estate, now is the time to advise them about the risks of waiting until after 2025.
|IRS explains disallowance of qualified transportation fringe benefits for parking
Journal of Accountancy
The parking lot tax has been a "hot-button" issue that left many asking how to determine nondeductible parking expenses. The IRS recently responded, and they offered little relief.
|3 smart investments to help retain millennial employees
The key to retaining millennials may cost much less than you think -- and can provide a huge value to your firm.
|IRS reminds professional tax preparers of data security plan requirements
With tax season looming just after the holidays, now is the perfect time to brush up on your obligations to protect client data.
Podcast: Why serving multicultural clients can expand your business
Want to learn more about serving multicultural and mixed-status clients, but don't know where to start?
|You can never be reminded enough: Renew your CPA certificate
It's renewal and reporting crunch time at the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. All CPAs have until Dec. 31 to comply, but at last count, more than 50 percent of you haven't. Avoid finding yourself on a wild goose chase come Jan. 1.
|Proposed regulations outline new business interest expense limitation
Journal of Accountancy
Find out which sections of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the proposed regulations cover.
|Tax preparer due diligence rules are finalized
The Tax Adviser
Under the new due diligence requirements, tax return preparers who don't follow the requirements can incur penalties. See what needs to be submitted to comply.
|10 of the coolest things in space that you had no idea existed
Minnesota winters don't seem quite so bad when compared to the planet with winds up to 5,400 mph and jagged glass rain, or the planet made of ice that appears to be on fire.