Product News: Sage donates people management software to nonprofits

Veem and BlueVine partner up, and DocStar updates Dynamics GP integration.

Amazon effect: Business with least amount of friction wins

Clients really want to do more business with you. Don’t make it difficult for them.

IRS sees 60% increase in data thefts from tax pros

The Internal Revenue Service cautioned practitioners to be on the alert for the re-emergence of a cybercriminal scam that is helping fuel a dramatic uptick in reports of stolen information from firms.

Tax Fraud Blotter: Big Boo-Boo

Stopped for Speedy; hitting the Breaks; Interior motive; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Rehmann merges in Trivalent Group

The Top 100 Firm has added a managed IT service provider headquartered in Grandville, Mich.

Tennessee Society of CPAs announces 2018 scholarships

The organization anticipates more than $250K to be awarded to undergrad and graduate students within the state.

AICPA offers guidance on payroll audits and familiarity threats

The American Institute of CPAs has released a set of questions and answers on the topic of compliance for multiemployer plans, along with some new Q&As for senior personnel who have been on an engagement team for a long period of time.

Tax practitioners recommend IRS reforms

The National Association of Enrolled Agents sent a letter to members of Congress’s tax-writing committees calling for a series of changes at the Internal Revenue Service.

Goldman chosen to help manage Apple’s tax billions for Ireland

Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Amundi SA and BlackRock Inc. were chosen to manage about 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes that Apple Inc. will pay to Ireland, bringing recovery of the cash a step closer.

Comic tax relief

A selection of jokes, quips, anecdotes and more to help brighten filing season.