The Annual Cost of Retirement in North Carolina

By Michael B. Sauter The cost of living varies nationwide, meaning the amount of money necessary for retirement differs from place to place. This analysis uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017 Consumer Expenditure Survey and the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator to determine the cost of retirement in every state. According to 24/7 […]

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How Workplace Trends are Affecting Small Businesses

Written by a guest blogger It’s widely known that finding top-tier talent is a challenge many small CPA firms and other small businesses face. On the most recent episode of The Small Biz Brunch, a podcast from AICPA’s #CPApowered campaign, I chatted with Mark Astrinos, CPA/PFS about this issue, changing trends in the workplace and how they’re affecting bottom lines […]

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Free February PCPS Tool | Ways to Recognize Your Employees

Recognition makes people feel really good about themselves and motivates employees to keep up the good work. Recognize the unique value each of your employees brings to your firm in ways that are meaningful to the individual. Use this resource, part of the PCPS Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit, to review the way each team member […]

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Are You a Seasoned CPA? Take the Quiz to Find out!

See how many of these you can remember and then check out your total below. (No calculators please, finger counting only!) You know if you’re a well-seasoned (weathered?) CPA if you can remember… IBM punched cards for federal tax deposits References to APB opinions The Journal of Accountancy in print only When needing a coffee […]

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The Top Tax and Accounting Stories of 2018

By Daniel Hood From tax reform to Wayfair, to a new direction for audit and the ongoing impact of technology, here are the developments that shaped the profession over the past 12 months. Two tax seasons at once Questions from clients about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act dominated much of tax season — even though […]

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Free January PCPS Tool | Busy Season Fun Calendar

Show your staff that their efforts are appreciated and keep them motivated through busy season with ideas from the PCPS Busy Season Fun Calendar. Add your firm/company logo to this sample calendar, post it in your office and have some fun! This tool is an example of the turnkey practice management tools and resources PCPS […]

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3 Ways You Can Boost Cybersecurity in Your Tax Practice

By Michael Law No practitioner wants to discover that their client’s data has been compromised. Besides caring about the well-being of your client, you may also be found at fault and liable for the breach, which would put you and your reputation in a pretty bad position. Unfortunately, ensuring cybersecurity is a difficult task, and […]

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