Pennsylvania CPA Journal

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal

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Feature Articles

  • Internships: A Golden Opportunity from Three Different Angles

    Comb through the many benefits of accounting internship programs for students, schools, and employers. This article goes into detail about best practices for a successful internship program on campus and discusses the results of a recent Rider University study on what students feel they got out of their own firm internships.
  • A Guide to Nonprofit Fiscal Sustainability: Ten Ways CPAs Can Help Ensure the Long-Term Health of Nonprofits

    Historically, CPAs at nonprofits reported on financial performance and helped to ensure compliance, but today nonprofits need more from their CPAs. Nonprofits need business leaders who balance short- and long-term views, and who can apply data from all facets of the organization.
  • Putting All the Ducks in a Row: Advising Clients on Selling a Business

    The commercial landscape is on the cusp of a seismic generational shift, with about two-thirds of U.S. businesses expected to change hands within the next decade. As baby-boomer entrepreneurs move toward retirement, many will look to transfer both their ownership interests and management roles in their companies.
  • New Tax Law Alters Usual Pathways

    Take an in-depth look at several provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the implications they will have on Pennsylvania businesses, CPAs, and taxpayers. Among the aspects addressed are the repeal of section 199 deductions, new requirements for the research credit, and special rules for income inclusion.


Deep Dive

Reform’s Effect on Tax Planning

Building on her spring 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal column, “Seize the Planning Opportunities the New Tax Law Offers,” Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP, spotlights the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s possible impact on financial planning.
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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means Big Changes for Pennsylvania Businesses

Brendan P. Cox, CPA, discusses his spring 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal feature on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Listen In >

Accounting Internships Are a Win for Both Students and Schools

Margaret O’Reilly-Allen, CPA, PhD, explores the spring 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal feature on the benefits of internships that she wrote with Daria D. Palaschak, CPA, CAP. Listen In >