Ryan isn't folding on border tax but says he's talking about it

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he agrees that his proposal for a border-adjusted tax needs to be changed if it’s to pass Congress, but he said he’s not giving up on the idea.


3 key small business questions CPAs must be able to answer

Accounting professionals have the potential to become their clients’ most trusted advisors. Here’s how to achieve that trust.


Ted on Tech: Can you hear me now?

Voice augmented accounting could be a reality right now. Here’s what accountants should look out for in devices that listen.


Preempt debuts Any App, an agnostic secure authentication tool

The product, which can be implemented across on-premise and cloud systems, uses behavioral firewalls to protect organizations.


AICPA advises on cybersecurity risk management

The association has published a guide on the subject to help CPAs figure out whether their clients’ web security programs are working or not.


IRS services down over Memorial Day

The IRS will conduct its annual Memorial Day systems maintenance beginning Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. EDT and ending on Tuesday, May 30, at 5 a.m. EDT.


Trump budget plan would tighten requirements for refundable tax credits

The Trump administration’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 would require a Social Security number for claiming either the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Child Tax Credit in an effort to deny the refundable tax credits to undocumented immigrants.


Mnuchin says no guarantee tax reform won't benefit the rich

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he can’t guarantee that the White House’s goal of no tax cuts for the wealthiest earners will survive the legislative debate.


The physics of accounting firm mergers

While best known for the unsubstantiated tale about a falling apple that led to his theory of gravity, Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion have withstood the test of time. These principles have remarkable applicability to modern-day accounting firm mergers.


In the blogs: Gray areas

Attorneys and leeches; poker, pro sports and debt; effects of IRS tardiness; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.