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1. Why children should learn how to balance a checkbook

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 13, 2015

Adults make better money decisions when they grow up in states that require education in personal finance. But few states mandate financial literacy classes for students. Access and share the AICPA's 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy resources. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (04/09)


2. What to do after you make partner

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 14, 2015

Becoming partner is such a big career milestone for CPAs that their focus may need to change after they achieve it. Here's how CPAs may need to alter their perspectives on leadership, goals and strategy after making partner. Journal of Accountancy print issue (April/May 2015)


3. How to recognize when to call a lawyer

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 15, 2015

When representing tax clients, it is important for CPAs to recognize when to call in legal counsel. This article highlights 10 of those scenarios, some of which involve matters that may become criminal and others that call for legal expertise or the protection afforded by the attorney-client privilege. Journal of Accountancy online (04/13)


4. Wife of Cracking the Code author sentenced to 18 months in prison

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 13, 2015

Doreen Hendrickson, wife of tax protester author Peter Hendrickson, who wrote the antitax book Cracking the Code, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for criminal contempt after failing to file amended tax returns as ordered by a court and for filing a false return. Employing arguments from the book, the couple claimed that their wages were not income. Journal of Accountancy online (04/10)


5. How to determine full-time employees under the ACA

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 16, 2015

Beginning this year, applicable large employers (employers with at least 50 full-time equivalent employees) may be subject to the shared responsibility penalty under Sec. 4980H. This article looks at recent IRS guidance on how employers can identify which of their employees are full time. Tax Adviser, The (04/2015)


6. The skills a modern CFO needs to have

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 16, 2015

CFOs have to be strategic to be successful in the modern business environment rather than focusing only on finance and compliance. Today's CFOs must have strong communication skills, the ability to plan for the future and an enthusiasm for emerging technology. Workforce online (04/15)


7. How do you and/or your firm celebrate the end of busy season?

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 16, 2015

Results will be published in Friday's CPA Letter Daily.


8. How a strong ethics program can aid fraud prevention, detection

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 15, 2015

Do you know how to build an ethical corporate culture that will reduce the risk of fraud? Take this quiz and find out. Journal of Accountancy print issue (04/01)


9. Here's a useful quick reference chart of the IRS hotlines

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 13, 2015

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10. FASB maintains focus on simplification with 2 new standards

CPA Letter Daily | Apr 17, 2015

Separate accounting standards issued Wednesday by the Financial Accounting Standards Board provide a practical expedient for reporting of certain employer retirement obligations and assets and give guidance on how to account for fees paid in a cloud-computing arrangement. Journal of Accountancy online (04/16)




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