IFRS Foundation plans for 2017 and beyond

The IFRS Foundation, the group that oversees the International Accounting Standards Board and its work on International Financial Reporting Standards, issued its annual report for 2016 on Tuesday, with a look ahead at where global standards are expected to go this year.


Is the U.S. becoming an international tax haven?

The U.S. has opted out of certain international bank reporting rules, and that may be of interest to high-net-worth individuals overseas. Venable’s Friedemann Thomma explains what this might mean for U.S. tax professionals and accountants.


Picking the right tax break for dependent care

There are two different programs to help taxpayers with the cost, and more may be on the way.


Taxes are no longer certain and that's affecting solar deals

Even without any specific tax-reform proposals, President Donald Trump’s pledge to revamp U.S. policies is already affecting the solar industry, and not in a good way.


Tax Strategy: Prospects for tax reform

Observers are starting to move their predictions for change back to 2018.


Study questions value of auditor rotation

Mandatory change of auditing firms and engagement partners doesn’t necessarily foster greater professional skepticism, according to new research.


62 percent of firms claim staffing issues, report finds

An annual benchmarking study from FERF and Robert Half suggest more changes with less talent.


Numbers people

Steve Ballmer’s new USAFacts offers a model for accountants to serve clients more deeply.


The Spirit of Accounting: It’s time to reform accounting for stock-based compensation

Now that the political battles of the 1990s are past, FASB should be able to correct these deficient practices.


NASBA CPT announces 2017 video contest winners

The Center for the Public Trust’s competition has students produce original short films on business ethics.