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Professional & Technical Issues

  • Employee or Independent Contractor?

    What do you do when your client comes to you with a Form 1099-MISC and tells you he was not an independent contractor, but was actually an employee? Or as happened to me last year, the client comes to you with no documentation at all?
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  • The Digital Forensics Process

    A digital forensics expert is responsible for the acquisition and documentation of evidence, preservation, examination, storage, production of the ESI, incident response, and testifying as an independent expert. Digital evidence is found in computers, servers, e-mail, smart phones, tablets, USB flash drives, external hard drives, and removable media (i.e., CDs, DVDs).
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PICPA Initiatives

  • CPAs Reveal the Most Popular Tax Questions

    The arrival of W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and other income notices are the harbingers that tax season is upon us. Whether you go to a preparer or prepare yourself, here are some tips to help you get this task complete so you can move on to more exciting things.
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  • Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Diversity

    Diversity continues to be top of mind for business and accounting leaders across the country. So, how have we done? What progress has been made across our industry? Unfortunately the answer remains, not much. Certainly not enough.
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  • CPAs and Politics

    To many people, the idea of CPAs being involved in politics is anathema. With our reputation for integrity and objectivity, what role is there for a CPA in politics? That’s really the point, though.
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CPA Exam & Licensure

  • Studying Abroad: Q&A with Future CPA Karen Purkey

    If you think studying for the CPA Exam is hard, try doing it in sub-Saharan Africa. Karen Purkey, a recent CPA Exam scholarship winner, is doing just that. Upon graduation from Moravian College, Karen decided to begin her career in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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