Mercer hedge fund tax dispute moves to IRS appeals office

A tax dispute involving Renaissance Technologies, the hedge fund firm whose co-chief executive officer is a prominent backer of President Donald Trump, is advancing to a new phase.


Art of Accounting: Rethinking expert generalists

A few months ago I suggested that becoming an expert generalist as a niche was a possible career track for someone in a larger firm. I received a lot of feedback that caused me to rethink the column, and I have.


IRS manages to make e-Services transition after all

The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that it was able to transition most of its e-Services user applications to a new platform over the weekend, although it reiterated its warning Friday of delays in moving to new authentication technology.


Baker Tilly International elects Tim Christen as chairman

Baker Tilly International has named Timothy Christen as the accounting firm network’s new chairman after he recently completed a term chairing the American Institute of CPAs.


Wolters Kluwer adds international content to CCH AnswerConnect

The research tool’s enhancements accelerate “speed to answer” with support for 90 countries and new efficiencies.


New CPA Exam ‘very well-received’ – with more changes to come

NASBA and the AICPA want to move to a model where the test evolves more quickly.


Rejoicing over reduced regs

The Treasury aims to kill proposed Section 2704 rules


Help them take the CPA Exam

That means offering young employees both time and money for fees and test prep – and sometimes forcing them to sit the exam.


House GOP’s tax ‘math experiment’ has U.S. businesses on alert

House tax writers have completed about 90 percent of the tax bill they plan to release this week, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said Monday—but the last part may be the hardest.


Some of America’s richest families help Trump target estate tax

The White House cited research from a “family business” group to support its push for repealing the federal estate tax. But don’t mistake family business owners for small business owners.