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Practice Management Guidance

  • IRC 355: Understanding the Basics of a Tax-Free Spin-off

    One disadvantage of forming a Subchapter C corporation is the unfortunate reality of “double taxation.” The first level of taxation occurs when the business pays corporate income taxes on its profits. The second level occurs when the previously taxed profits are distributed to shareholders as dividends. Even if the corporation does not have sufficient cash flow and decides to distribute property that has appreciated in value to its shareholders, the tax is typically unavoidable.
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot with Form PA-100

    In the past, Liability Lessons has examined the teamwork required when multiple professions and disciplines interact with a single client. In this column, the focus is on team play at a very specific moment in the life of a business: the moment of conception. This is a particularly sensitive moment from the standpoint of professional risk.
  • Building a Core Competency in Mergers and Acquisitions

    At many middle-market companies, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are few and far between. But if your company’s strategy includes growth by acquisition, M&A needs to be a core competency. Fortunately, this does not require staffing a large internal transaction group.


Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Use the 4 Ps to Achieve Success as a Managing Partner

    Success as a managing partner today requires some lofty attributes to help you and your firm perform at the highest levels. This blog shares four characteristics that are necessary to both gauge and achieve performance excellence as a managing partner.
  • Risks of CPA Human Resource Consulting

    Clients will sometimes turn to their CPA for assistance with certain finance-oriented human resources matters, such as helping to recruit a new CFO or “redesigning” the client’s accounting department. CPAs who provide these consulting services must remain vigilant to not step into the role of management and to ensure that there is no expectation gap with respect to the scope and limits of the human resource services rendered.


Free Tool of the Month: 2021 Top Issues Commentary

The biennial Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) CPA Firm Top Issues Survey asks firms to rank the challenges that are of greatest concern to them.  This commentary reviews the recent 2021 survey results for each firm size in detail. It focuses on the top five issues in each size, but also includes key insights on top 10 results that may enhance the understanding of firms’ concerns.

This tool is an example of the turnkey practice management tools and resources PCPS delivers. PCPS is an add-on firm membership section within the AICPA. A PCPS firm membership, at only $35 per CPA with a maximum of $700 per firm, is a great investment for a broad range of practice management resources.

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Firm Culture and Its Impact on the Future of the Firm

Firm Culture Report

Explore PICPA's comprehensive report on employee benefits, firm values, generational differences, the talent pipeline, and succession planning.

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