Republicans release tax plan framework

Republicans unveiled a framework for their long-awaited tax reform plan Wednesday, listing a series of tax cuts but with few details on how to raise revenue to pay for the cuts.

Generational Viewpoints: Requests from one age group to another

The different generations in the profession want different things from each other at work.

In the blogs: Apple pie and taxes

Your firm’s tomorrow; quantifying clients; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Retaining and building loyalty with the ‘right’ accounting firm clients

It is significantly more expensive to attract a new client to an accounting firm than to invest in client retention.

PCAOB looks for more input on proposed requirements for use of other auditors

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board wants to hear more comments about a proposal to strengthen its existing requirements for a lead auditor’s use of other auditors and impose a more uniform approach.

McCain urges bipartisan tax effort, echoing health demands

Senator John McCain of Arizona is laying down the same marker on tax legislation as he did on health care, demanding regular order and support from both parties.

IRS mulls changes in advance pricing agreements

The Internal Revenue Service’s Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program is looking for comments on a proposed revision to the template for advance pricing agreements.

FloQast releases cloud connector for Oracle

The tool will be available for SAP and Microsoft ERP suites by the end of the year.

Graham-Cassidy shelved; GOP promises to return to health care after tax reform

Senate Republicans gave up on their last-ditch bid to repeal Obamacare Tuesday as opposition in their own ranks ended months of fruitless efforts to deliver on a seven-year promise, and leaders said they would turn instead to overhauling the U.S. tax system.

The Tech Take: How one firm survived Harvey and Irma

PMB Helin Donovan’s Houston offices (and Atlanta-based data) emerged from hurricane season unscathed, due to a decision made three years ago to move to a cloud-hosted environment.