• Additional Credentials Can Boost an Already Strong CPA Career

    Mar 18, 2022
    Specialized professional designations are more than just alphabet soup following your name on a business card. They enhance a practitioner’s skills and make him or her more attractive to employers and clients.
  • Base Skills for CPAs Aren’t Always Accounting Oriented

    Mar 18, 2022
    Today, in both corporate and public accounting roles, accountants are expected to be business partners. Consequently, a high value is placed on those entrants into the profession who possess both technical accounting know-how and traditional professional skills.
  • U.S. Withholding Tax on Payments to Foreign Persons

    Mar 18, 2022
    In the ever-expanding globalization of the economy, it is more common than ever for a U.S. person to make payments to foreign persons. Depending on the type of payment made, and whether it is U.S. sourced, there may be U.S. withholding tax imposed on the payment unless an exemption applies.
  • Slippery-Slope Engagements Grow Exposure Risk

    Mar 18, 2022
    In CPA professional liability cases, too often we see a disconnect between what CPAs understand their roles to be and the client’s view. Coupled with a public perception that CPAs are gatekeepers, this disconnect can lead to potentially devastating malpractice claims.
  • Preparing for Virtual Recruitment

    Mar 18, 2022
    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual technologies by accounting firms for the recruiting process. Emerging CPAs should be aware of this trend and prepare themselves for the virtual recruiting experience.
  • Budget, Elections, and Tax Issues to Dominate Harrisburg in 2022

    Mar 18, 2022
    The 2021-2022 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly may run until Nov. 30, 2022, but it is in the coming weeks and months that state legislators will have their hands full with numerous issues of interest to PICPA members and their clients.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending March 18, 2022

    Mar 18, 2022
    In this issue: Pennsylvania Senate Wraps Up Budget Hearings; State Legislative Maps Approved by Pa. Supreme Court; IFO Provides Fiscal Analysis of Tax Proposals; and more.
  • Elder Financial Abuse Is a Growing Problem: CPAs Can Help Prevent It

    Mar 16, 2022
    Elder fraud has been defined as “an act targeting older adults in which attempts are made to deceive with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented.”
  • Significant Recent State and Local Tax Developments in Pa.

    Mar 16, 2022
    As it is still early 2019, it is important to reflect on recent legislative, administrative, and judicial state and local tax developments in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. This column will look at some of the most significant and discuss their prospective impacts.
  • Blockchain in the Accounting Curriculum

    Mar 16, 2022
    Blockchain is considered one of the most significant advances in record keeping since double-entry bookkeeping emerged in Italy in the 15th century. There may be differing opinions on the rate of adoption, but the view is widespread that blockchain has the potential to dramatically change the way business will be conducted.
  • Revenue Recognition and Telecommunications

    Mar 16, 2022
    When the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606), on May 28, 2014, several industries were provided additional resources for implementation. Among them was telecommunications (telecom), for which the Revenue Recognition Transition Resource Group and AICPA’s Telecommunications Entities Revenue Recognition Task Force have tackled some of the most challenging issues faced while implementing ASC 606.
  • The Continuing State Tax Effects of Section 965 and GILTI

    Mar 16, 2022
    As many tax professionals know, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 965 had required a transition tax on certain untaxed foreign earnings for the 2017 tax year. But while the federal provisions of Section 965 are over, that is not the end of the story as many states have decoupled from the federal treatment.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending March 11, 2022

    Mar 11, 2022
    In this issue: PICPA, AICPA Continue to Urge IRS to Suspend Notices; Pa. DOR Releases New Employee Retention Credit Guidance; Pennsylvania Lawmakers Call for Suspension of State Gas Tax; and more.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending March 4, 2022

    Mar 04, 2022
    In this issue: Pa. Corporate Tax Reform to Be Introduced; PICPA Advocates for Additional K-2, K-3 Relief; Pa. DOR Restaurant Industry Support Initiative; and more.
  • Build the Best Accounting Profession through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Mar 01, 2022
    CPAs and other professional accountants need appropriate technical knowledge and leadership skills to be effective – whether they are auditors, tax accountants, or consultants at a firm, in management accounting, or finance professionals at nonprofit, academic, or governmental organizations. So, when it comes to discussions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), why should our profession care, let alone invest time and resources to promote DE&I within our workplace?
  • See Your Needs Clearly: Data Visualization and Compliance Monitoring

    Mar 01, 2022
    Monitoring is one of the five components of effective internal control. Data analytics and visualization tools can assist organizations with these monitoring requirements by helping those responsible for compliance harness all the power latent in their available data. Without data analytics and visualization, the compliance function’s visibility is limited by whatever sample, periodic risk-based testing, or risk-based audit activities the company conducts manually.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 25, 2022

    Feb 25, 2022
    In this issue: Budget Hearings Start in Pa. Senate; Don’t Miss Upcoming PICPA Advocacy Programs; Keystone Saves Introduced in Pennsylvania House; and more.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 18, 2022

    Feb 18, 2022
    In this issue: Hearings Underway on Pa.’s $43.7 Billion State Budget; IRS Provides K-2 and K-3 Filing Relief; PICPA/NJCPA Collaboration Enters Second Year; and more.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 11, 2022

    Feb 11, 2022
    In this issue: Gov. Wolf Proposes $43.7 Billion Budget; PICPA-Backed CPA Law, Local Tax Bills Advance; IRS Suspends Mailing of Additional Letters; and more.
  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 4, 2022

    Feb 04, 2022
    In this issue: Pennsylvania Budget Week; in Harrisburg; PICPA Update Webinar to Focus on State Budget; PMRS and PICPA Meet to Address Reporting Backlog; and more.
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