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  • Getting an “F” when Buying an S Corp. Makes the Grade

    Jun 22, 2023, 15:49 PM by Meredith Thornton, CPA, MST, Michael Tighe, CPA, MST, and Howard Braithwaite, CPA, MST
    When acquiring an S corporation, there are unique issues to be dealt with surrounding the target’s current status as an S corporation. Meredith Thornton, CPA, MST, Michael Tighe, CPA, MST, and Howard Braithwaite look at how the F reorg. helps put this difficulty aside.
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  • Is AI a Threat or Helper? Let’s Chat about It

    Jun 22, 2023, 15:33 PM by Jacob R. Hough, CFE
    OpenAI’s ChatGPT creation is generating a sensation for its information retrieval and sharing ability. Jacob R. Hough, CFE, explains what that may mean for forensic accountants.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending June 16, 2023

    Jun 16, 2023, 11:11 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pennsylvania House Approves Package of Tax Credits; Cell Phone Services Tax Repeal Heads to Pa. Senate; PICPA Issues Comment Letter on Professional Conduct Standards; and more.
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  • A Roadmap to the New CPA Exam

    Jun 16, 2023, 10:13 AM by Heather M. Demshock, CPA, CMA, and Robert E. Duquette, CPA
    Heather M. Demshock, CPA, CMA, and Robert E. Duquette, CPA, discuss in detail the many changes that can be expected with the revised CPA Exam, which goes into effect in January 2024.
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  • ASU 2023-01 and Common-Control Lease Arrangements

    Jun 16, 2023, 07:00 AM by James J. Newhard, CPA
    James J. Newhard, CPA, looks at the continued difficulties with implementing the new lease accounting standards, specifically among common-controlled leasing arrangements.
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  • Tax Primer on ESG Initiatives

    Jun 16, 2023, 07:00 AM by John Mertz, Tom Lemon, CPA, and Greg Rineberg, CPA
    There is a growing movement in business and among investors to embrace environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting. As these efforts take hold, John Mertz, Tom Lemon, CPA, and Greg Rineberg, CPA, explain the federal tax ramifications associated with some ESG efforts.
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  • Finance Professionals: Keep an Eye on the Cybersecurity Ball

    Jun 16, 2023, 07:00 AM by Michael McAllister, CPA, CITP, CISA
    Cybersecurity is a new expectation that has been added to a finance professional’s long list of responsibilities. Michael McAllister, CPA, CITP, CISA, shares one way to keep cybersecurity front of mind is to remember these ABCs – accountability, basic controls, and communication.
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  • ESG Reporting May Come Easier with the Balanced Scorecard

    Jun 13, 2023, 16:36 PM by Linette A. Rayeski, DBA, CMA, Paul E. Juras, CPA (Inactive), PhD, CMA, and Ashley Stampone, CPA
    With environmental, social, and governance reporting growing in importance, managing these metrics is not always easy. Linette A. Rayeski, DBA, CMA, Paul E. Juras, CPA (Inactive), PhD, CMA, and Ashley Stampone, CPA, explain how the balanced scorecard can be used to make headway in this new kind of tracking.
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  • A Lot of Change Creates a Lot More Liability Risk

    Jun 13, 2023, 16:36 PM by Wilhelm Dingler
    Change, they say, is a constant. But the constant process of change opens the door for risk. In this column, Wilhelm Dingler offers examples of some areas of heightened change not to be overlooked when thinking through your risk management calculus.
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  • The Decline in Accounting Majors and Its Impact

    Jun 13, 2023, 16:36 PM by David D. Wagaman, CPA, and Jerry Maginnis, CPA
    David D. Wagaman, CPA, and Jerry Maginnis, CPA, revisit their 2016 prescient feature on the difficulties within the accounting pipeline and how it has now devolved into a full-blown crisis.
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  • Gov. Shapiro’s Proposed Budget Includes Minor Tax Changes

    Jun 13, 2023, 16:36 PM by Peter N. Calcara, vice president, PICPA government relations
    Gov. Josh Shapiro presented his first state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly on March 7. In his presentation, Shapiro outlined his plans to make Pennsylvania communities safer and healthier, and to create opportunity and build an economy that works for all.
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  • Despite Challenges, Future of the Profession Is Bright

    Jun 13, 2023, 16:31 PM by Elizabeth Krisher, CPA, CGFM
    Elizabeth Krisher, CPA, CGFM, PICPA’s 2023-2024 president, presents her vision for the upcoming year, particularly the importance of sharing all the vitally important work CPAs do.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending June 9, 2023

    Jun 9, 2023, 10:45 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: $46 Billion Spending Plan Clears Pennsylvania House; Goodwill, Depletion Measures Clear Pa. Senate Committee; Pa. Tax Relief Measures Get Committee Approval; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending June 2, 2023

    Jun 2, 2023, 11:50 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: PICPA Leaders Take Your Concerns to Congress; Pa. Lawmakers Return for Final Budget Push; Pa. DOR Provides Updated Resources; and more.
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  • How the SECURE Act Affects Retirement Plans

    Jun 1, 2023, 10:24 AM by Melissa M. Wolf, CPA
    The SECURE Act of 2019 expands opportunities to increase retirement savings and improves portability from one plan to another. The changes are effective as of Dec. 20, 2019, unless otherwise specified.
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  • Client Records: Your Responsibilities with Hand-Over Requests

    Jun 1, 2023, 10:01 AM by Maureen P. Fitzgerald, JD
    When a client decides to part ways with you and requests the return of his or her records, do you know your obligations to comply with this request? Don’t worry if you don’t. There is guidance readily available.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending May 12, 2023

    May 12, 2023, 10:54 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. CNI and NOL Bills Gain Committee Backing; May 16 Is Primary Day in Pennsylvania; Pa. Senate Passes Financial Literacy Bill; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending May 5, 2023

    May 5, 2023, 10:09 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. Senate Approves Changes to Philadelphia Wage Tax; Pennsylvania DOR Defines Treatment of Electricity for CNI Tax; Keystone Saves Clears Pa. House Committee; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending April 28, 2023

    Apr 28, 2023, 14:27 PM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Attention PURTA Filers; Bill to Combat Financial Exploitation of Seniors in Pa.; Pennsylvania House Finance Committee Reports Two Bills; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending April 21, 2023

    Apr 21, 2023, 09:46 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Return to Session April 24; PURTA Filers Beware; Pa. and N.J. to Collaborate on Labor Law Enforcement; and more.
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