New Member Discount Announced: Citrix ShareFile

We’re proud to announce NCACPA has partnered with Citrix ShareFile to offer members a 10% discount for life on a Citrix ShareFile account. Citrix ShareFile is a cloud-based storage service offering fast, easy and secure file sharing on any device anywhere. Some of the features ShareFile offers specifically for accountants include: A custom-branded extranet to share […]

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Top Tax Issues for 2016

www.accountingtoday.com 11 things you and your clients will want to start thinking about for next tax season Getting ready for next tax season … It may seem as though tax season just ended, but in fact, next tax season is already just around the corner. With that in mind, our editors put together this list […]

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Trends in the Supply of Accounting Grads, Demand for Accounting Recruits

The 2015 edition of Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits is a publication of the results of a long-standing American Institute of CPAs survey.  A full version of the report can be found here. The survey, published since 1971, identifies key trends in accounting enrollment, as well […]

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IRS Warns of Latest Tax Scam

By Michael Cohn accountingtoday.com August 6, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service is cautioning taxpayers and tax practitioners against the newest scams as losses top $20 million in money stolen from victims by fraudsters claiming to work for the IRS and other government agencies, including the Department of Motor Vehicles. The IRS said Thursday the schemes […]

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AICPA: New Tax Due Dates Create More Logical Information Flow

On July 31, President Obama signed into law a short-term highway funding extension that contained important due date modifications for several common tax returns, including partnerships and C corporations. PL 114-41 is the culmination of a longstanding effort by the AICPA and state CPA societies to eliminate the awkward chronology for many returns. Under the […]

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“Courteously” Connecting with IRS Service Needs

Courtesy disconnect. You may have heard about it. The telephone hold times during this past filing season were so long that the IRS hung up on callers when the hold time reached two hours. Callers were warned they were about to be dropped — hence the courtesy disconnect. We heard from so many members about […]

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Tax Return Due Dates Changed in Highway Funding Bill

The short-term highway funding extension contained several important tax provisions (H.R. 3236). The bill was passed by the House of Representatives, 385–34, and President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday, July 31. The bill modifies the due dates for several common tax returns, overrules the Supreme Court’s Home Concrete decision, requires that additional […]

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Wilmington IRS TAC Moves to Appointment Service Model

Starting August 3, taxpayers in the Wilmington area will call a new toll-free number to make an appointment for face-to-face service at the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC). A test of the appointment service method this filing season showed it helped reduce wait times. The IRS offers appointments at 44 locations, including the Wilmington Office located […]

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NCDoR Announces Vendor Certification for Corporate E-Filing

The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has announced that corporate electronic filing is now officially available for taxpayers and tax professionals. Effective this month, NCDOR is successfully processing eFiled corporate tax returns. Three eFile providers, Wolters Kluwer, Drake Software, and Thomson Reuters have completed the required functionality testing and are now certified to transmit […]

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New Appointees to the State Board of CPA Examiners Sworn Into Office

Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Cynthia B. Brown, CPA, CEBS; Michael H. Womble, CPA; and Justin C. Burgess as members of the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners. The members were sworn in with the Oath of Office at the board’s July 20 meeting. Brown, who was licensed as a North Carolina CPA in […]

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