Accountants Confidence Index — May 2017

After a jump in March, the Accountants Confidence Index took another big jump in April.

SEC charges former L3 executives for accounting missteps

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two former executives at the government contractor L3 Technologies with accounting-related violations.

Wide variance seen in states’ taxation of the sharing economy

With the continued growth of the sharing economy, millions of Americans are utilizing services offered by companies such as Uber and Airbnb, and states are struggling to apply their existing tax laws to transactions for these and other new technologies.

Marcum adds Meyers, Harrison & Pia

Marcum LLP has merged in Meyers, Harrison & Pia LLC and Meyers, Harrison & Pia Valuation and Litigation Support, LLC, adding 55 partners and staff in New Haven, Conn., and Portland, Maine, to the Top 100 firm.

CalCPA announces 2017 'Women to Watch' recipients

Five top female CPAs were honored at the California society’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum.

Why accountants must be prepared to advise clients on human resources

Providing your small and midsize business clients with an effective way to address human capital management (HCM) and HR can help strengthen and grow their businesses — and yours.

Nominees wanted for IRS Advisory Council

There are nine spots open for stakeholders starting in January 2018.

Trump plan seen turning ‘everyone and their dog’ into an LLC

The Trump administration’s proposal to slash the tax rate on partnerships and limited liability companies could set off a stampede of individual taxpayers trying to reclassify themselves as so-called pass-through businesses in order to take advantage of the savings, according to tax experts.

10 ways to grade your tax season

With April 18 in the past, tax practices should start assessing their performance.

Lawmakers reintroduce online sales tax legislation

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act in another effort to bring more consistency to the imposition of state sales and use taxes on online purchases.