Melancon: Accountants can’t rest on their laurels

‘We aren’t guaranteed our space,’ the AICPA chief says.


WICPA picks Tammy Hofstede as new CEO

The incoming chief has been with the institute for 26 years, and succeeds Dennis Tomorsky on Jan. 1, 2019.


Firms giving back: Withum holds annual Week of Caring

The New Jersey Society of CPAs also donated over 3,700 pounds of food to local food banks.


IRS offers guidance on 5-year tax deferral for stock options

The deferral may not be available to executives, highly compensated officers and those owning 1 percent or more of a corporation’s stock.


People and firms on the move: EisnerAmper onboards biggest start class in its history

Stan Mork to step down at the ITA, Baker Tilly refreshes its brand, and other news from across the accounting profession.


KPMG debuts Spark accounting and tax tech for small businesses

KPMG has introduced KPMG Spark, a tax and accounting technology service aimed at small and midsized businesses.


Study suggests credit ratings encourage companies to manipulate accounting

Businesses are tweaking their cash flow and accruals to lower their interest rates on borrowing.


IRS proposes to protect wealth transfers with rules for estate and gift taxes

The Internal Revenue Service’s recent proposal to extend gift and estate tax exemptions beyond 2025 could spur some large transfers of wealth.


Hope is not a strategy when it comes to growing new partners

There are several things I find curious about small and midsized CPA firms.


Common depreciation missteps and misconceptions: Demolition of structures

Not only does the cost of demolition increase the value of the land, but also the remaining basis of the building must be added to the land value at the time of demolition.