As part of the government’s response to the coronavirus’s spread and economic fallout, the IRS postponed the deadline for income tax return filings and payments that would have been due on April 15, 2020, for 90 days, to July 15. In this episode, Ed Karl, CPA, the AICPA’s vice president–Tax Policy & Advocacy, outlines how the delay came about — and what it means for CPA tax practitioners and their clients.
Busy season has taken on a new meaning because of coronavirus concerns, which have forced firms and other organizations to quickly set up alternate work environments. Les Nettleton, director of information technology at New Orleans firm Bourgeois Bennett, has firsthand experience in crisis planning, having gone through Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He shares advice for organizations assessing the feasibility of longer-term remote work in response to the coronavirus.
The rules have changed for IRS examinations and adjustments of partnership returns at the federal level, but are the states following suit? We’ll find out how model legislation issued by the Multistate Tax Commission, developed in collaboration with the AICPA and other stakeholders, is being adopted across the United States.
Busy season is often the most stressful time of the year for CPAs in public accounting. Eustis Corrigan, CPA, senior managing director at CBIZ MHM in Memphis, Tennessee, a veteran of more than 30 tax seasons, shares what his firm does to support staff during busy season.
Veteran investigator Cynthia Hetherington offers practical tips and guidance on how forensic accountants can use the open source information found on the internet to make themselves smarter, better investigators while staying within privacy laws.
Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com, and Ron Quaranta, founder and chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, examine tax and accounting issues related to cryptoassets and explore assurance opportunities blockchain is creating for accountants.
After nine years writing our Technology Q&A column, J. Carlton Collins, CPA, decided the end of 2019 was the right time to retire. In this episode, Collins talks about how he came up with the hundreds of technology topics he covered, how he became a good writer, and how he feels about ending his run with our most popular column.
In the world of tax law, words have statutorily set definitions or are interpreted by judges using precedent and reason. Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, walks us through four recent decisions by the U.S. Tax Court to show how the precise application of a word or phrase can make a world of difference.