Trump tax plan hits first land mine: Blue state Republicans

President Donald Trump’s pledge to repeal Obamacare ran into a Republican buzz saw. Now, his ambitious proposal to cut taxes is again encountering GOP opposition—from lawmakers in Democratic-leaning states.


People on the move: SageWorks appoints president

Russell Bedford International names new CEO; Skoda Minotti hires five professionals; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


NetSuite introduces SuiteSuccess, a customer engagement methodology

The goal is to take companies “from zero to cloud in 100 days.”


IRS employee indicted for identity theft

A grand jury in Georgia has indicted an Internal Revenue Service employee for stealing taxpayers’ identities and filing for tax refunds with their names.


Millennials are more likely to fall for an IRS scam

“You must pay your taxes immediately, or else,” an ominous voice on the other line says before demanding a credit-card number. Most Americans roll their eyes and hang up on these scam calls, but thousands have fallen victim, and millennials are more susceptible than older generations, a new study finds.


AICPA debuts cybersecurity risk framework

The American Institute of CPAs has introduced a cybersecurity risk management reporting framework to help auditors and companies to demonstrate what they are doing to safeguard against data breaches, hacking and other technology-related dangers.


Withum staff member seeks $50K donation to Leukemia Society

Senior marketing coordinator Matt Basilo is competing for the non-profit’s “Man of the Year” honors.


ACCA and IMA host accounting leaders at integrated reporting event

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants welcomed top officials from some of the world’s leading accounting organizations to an event highlighting the growing importance of integrated reporting.


You’ve named a successor for MP. Now what?

Accounting firms need to start building detailed succession plans to fill potential staffing gaps at all levels.


Trump’s tax plan could be painful for New York, New Jersey and California

President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul plan was short on specifics, but one proposal was clear enough to draw howls from residents of high-tax states. The plan would end deductions of state and local taxes from federal income taxes. Those are by far the biggest deductions for many taxpayers.