Attending niche trade shows is a powerful marketing tool

Setting up your firm to focus on serving the accounting needs of a specific industry, or special service, is a powerful way to set your accounting practice apart from the rest.


Armanino opens AI lab

The lab is aimed at demystifying artificial intelligence for executives looking to implement the technology in their businesses.


Navigating through under-the-radar IRS guidance on 199A qualified business income

Four days before the filing deadline, the IRS quietly added 21 questions to its website page of frequently asked questions about issues related to Section 199A, the new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses.


Firms on the move: Bowman bestows scholarship honoring late partner

AICPA appoints chair; RSM celebrates Industry Eminence program class of 2019; and more CPA news.


People on the move: Baker Tilly announces promotions

BKD appoints national industry partner; RSM hires principal for IT due diligence; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


Congress introduces bill to provide tax relief after natural disasters

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced bipartisan legislation to give the Internal Revenue Service more authority to provide tax relief for taxpayers who have to make tax payments or file their taxes after a state-declared natural disaster occurs near the deadline.


WipFli partners with cybersecurity company Paladion

Cybercrime is on the rapid rise; Accounting firms who are proactive on security services are placing themselves ahead of the curve.


House passes bill to help workers save for retirement

The bipartisan legislation will provide more retirement planning options for accountants to advise small business clients about, while also fixing a glitch in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that imposed the kiddie tax on children of deceased service members.


Tax Fraud Blotter: An ID is a terrible thing to waste

Flag on the play; range of misdeeds; economic development; and other highlights of recent tax cases.


House votes to ease rules for IRAs, makes fixes to Trump tax law

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that relaxes the rules for retirement savers and corrects an unintended side-effect of the 2017 tax law that hit children of military members who died in combat with higher-than-expected tax bills.