Tax Fraud Blotter: ‘Ace’ in the hole

From the oven to the money market; 38 phony checks in a day; software firm scheme crashes; and other highlights of recent tax cases.


Accountants Confidence Index — March 2018

After making the strongest gains in its history, the Accountants Confidence Index dipped a bit, but remained optimistic.


Host Analytics debuts collaborative accounting solution for business owners

MyPlan is aimed at helping FP&A teams free up more time for more strategic initiatives and analysis.


People & firms on the move: AICPA appoints new chief auditor

RSM and Eide Bailly each forge cybersecurity partnerships; Ralph Thomas receives university alumni award; and more personnel and CPA news.


Apathy, blind spots and fixes: 10 insights on workplace harassment

Which industries have the highest prevalence of unwanted sexual conduct in the workplace? Will the #MeToo movement have a lasting impact? Key findings from a SourceMedia survey.


LifeYield offers ‘Taxficient’ info for tax planning

A provider of cloud-based tax and financial planning services recently made its proprietary technology available to independent advisors, accountants and tax professionals.


The most useful Excel formulas for accountants

Although you might view yourself as a spreadsheet expert, there’s always room for improvement with functions like IF and VLOOKUP.


Ephesoft releases updated smart document capture solution

The company has opened up its machine learning technology for integration with other solutions via APIs.


Accountant pleads guilty after embezzlement charges

An accounting manager who allegedly stole more than $1.5 million from her employer has admitted to wire fraud.


IRS fraud screening falls short

Some of the tax returns selected by Internal Revenue Service examiners for extra scrutiny didn’t have millions of dollars in refunds held last year as they were required to be, according to a new report, and in other cases the notifications weren’t sent to taxpayers.