Below please find daily updates pertaining to the latest in financial, business, and tax news:

How to Trim Taxes While Playing Santa

Thu Oct 30 04:48:33 PDT 2014

There are tax-advantaged ways to give, if you know the subtle rules. The $14,000 annual exclusion and $5,340,000 lifetime max do not have to be rigid limits, if you know some workarounds. In one important case, the IRS ruled in the taxpayer's favor....

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Operating Expenses?Part 1

Wed Oct 29 10:07:30 PDT 2014

This article discusses basic accounting principles for operating expenses under the FRF for SMEs. Lease accounting is also covered. Part 2 will address basic auditing procedures....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: States with the Best Business Tax Climates

Wed Oct 29 09:27:07 PDT 2014

The menu for Oct. 29 features specials on federal judge throws out AICPA lawsuit against the IRS, EU warns Hungary over Internet tax proposal, Pfizer on the hunt for an inversion partner, and more....

7 Key Ways to Get New Clients

Wed Oct 29 04:53:18 PDT 2014

Working in one way or another with local organizations, and other relationships, gives you several different ways to subtly, but effectively, raise your prestige and garner new clients. ...

Top 5 Trends Shaping Accounting?s Future

Tue Oct 28 13:20:14 PDT 2014

A new survey from Wolters Kluwer, CCH found that 18 percent of all accountants report feeling "very prepared" to address the most significant trends facing their firms in the future....

The Cloud Isn't the Only Game in Town

Tue Oct 28 09:31:12 PDT 2014

Despite all the assurances, many are still nervous about cloud security. A high-security option actually bypasses the cloud for file sharing, and for some firms, it may be a helpful alternative....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Big Winners in SEC Audit Client Gains

Tue Oct 28 09:24:34 PDT 2014

The menu for Oct. 28 features specials on Hungary softens proposed tax on Internet use, government lawyers go private to help inversions succeed, San Francisco calls ?Twitter tax break? a success, and more....

The 3 Best Ways to Lose Your Top Staff

Tue Oct 28 04:33:07 PDT 2014

Industry experts say that while every firm is different, many make common mistakes that cost them good people. Here are three sure-fire ways for accounting firms to lose their top talent....

Keyboard Shortcuts for Saving & Emailing Spreadsheets as PDF

Mon Oct 27 10:13:29 PDT 2014

Many users go through several mouse clicks instead of choosing PDF as the file type in the Save As dialog box. However, this technique can be streamlined even further with a single mouse-click....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: IRS Flexes Its Muscles on Civil Forfeiture

Mon Oct 27 09:26:19 PDT 2014

The menu for Oct. 27 features specials on FATCA may be to blame for more Americans renouncing citizenship, roundup of IRS technical guidance issued last week, auditor fined for violating partner rotation law, and more....

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