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  • Angie Stephenson, CPA, PFS, CFP

    Client Support for Charities: Everything You Need to Know

    As you help clients review their charitable giving these last few weeks of the year, it’s wise to also consider their financial planning goals and the tax deductions available from their heart-felt contributions. Here are a few options beyond the simple and easy cash gifts.
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  • James Caruso, CPA

    Finance Team: Reimagine Your Checklists

    Finance teams manage multiple projects, processes, and workstreams. Too often we trust ourselves to remember what’s important, but we are fallible humans. We make mistakes. Things fall through the cracks. To help us manage, consider the lowly checklist.
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Professional & Technical Issues

  • Make Your Tax Practice More Productive

    Whether you’re knee-deep in tax season or in the planning, you do not want to grow complacent when it comes to firm productivity and client tax goals. Enhance productivity and efficiency so you can walk through tax season prepared and confident.
  • Data Safety Prep and the 2021 Tax Filing Season

    Like last year when COVID-19 struck, CPAs are again facing a tax filing season with a very strong likelihood of continued teleworking. Because our practices deal with personal identifying information, we are required to have a written data security plan.

Legislative

  • CPAs: Start Preparing Now for PPP 2

    Legislation on additional pandemic relief, including a new Paycheck Protection Program, is expected to pass the U.S. Congress before the end of 2020. CPAs are strongly encouraged to identify business clients who may qualify for these benefits, and to begin contacting them about the loan application process. This new effort should also address the long-simmering issue of tax deductibility of expenses related to forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans.
  • D Is for Dysfunction in 2020 Election

    Like all things this year, the 2020 general election season has been chaotic. With the coronavirus pandemic, the long delay in counting millions of mail-in ballots, and the poor showing of pollsters once again, some might think the D in democracy is better suited for dysfunction.

PICPA Initiatives

  • PICPA Resources on Coronavirus, Avenue M Survey Revisited

    The PICPA partnered with Avenue M back in June to survey members to see how COVID-19 was affecting their firms, clients, and companies. With the pandemic still in full swing, we conducted a second survey in the fall, found what information members are craving, and developed a slate of resources that address these issues.

CPA Exam & Licensure


Careers & Lifestyles

  • PICPA Roundtable: Employee Engagement Strategies for New Hires During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged firm administrators to think of new ways to keep staff engaged and connected as they work from home. In December 2020, a group of administrators and human resources leaders from accounting firms across Pennsylvania met to share best practices on keeping interns and new hires focused on their tasks despite the challenges.
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