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  • New A&A Standards for Employee Benefit Plan Auditors

    CPAs auditing employee benefit plans are dealing with a lot of standards, including SAS No. 132 and FASB ASU No. 2017-06. Additionally, the new tax law will affect CPAs working with these plans. JulieAnn Verrekia, CPA, and David Torrillo, CPA, of Torrillo & Associates LLC, provide an update on what auditors can expect. They will speak at greater length on this topic at PICPA’s The Changing Landscape of Employee Benefit Plans Conference on May 1, 2018.
  • Analyzing Tax Reform Changes to the Pass-Through Income Deduction

    Among the provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are changes to the pass-through income deduction. And they are perhaps the most confusing. Barry Groebel, CPA, tax partner with Herbein + Company in Reading, explains the nuances and exceptions that further complicate pass-through income deductions for businesses.
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Laurie Siebert - Lehigh Valley Chapter Member and Media Contributor

Laurie Siebert

Laurie Siebert, Lehigh Valley Chapter, provided insight to the Associated Press (AP) on what a tax return says about a person’s finances. The article was picked up by,, WHYY and more.

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