The Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. The tax year 2018 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2019. The tax items for tax year 2018 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following dollar amounts:
Client transition is a hallmark of a healthy and growing firm. The ability to transition clients well will impact the longevity of your firm, buyouts from retiring partners and successor interest. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that many CPAs/partners in the profession are concerned about how to prepare for successful client transitions. For client transition to thrive, there must be cooperation and a mutually shared objective between the passer (the one transitioning the client) and the receiver (the one inheriting the client).
The holiday season often prompts people to give money or property to charity. If you plan to give and want to claim a tax deduction, there are a few tips you should know before you give. For instance, you must itemize your deductions. Here are six more tips that you should keep in mind:
Employee retention is something every accounting firm faces, and is critical to firms that are focused on succession. While every person in a CPA firm may not be partner material, they all play a role in the firm’s long-term success. No matter what, talent retention should be top of mind for every firm.
The Internal Revenue Service offers to help hurricane victims. Below is a rundown of key tax relief that has been made available to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Taxpayers who are victims of a disaster might need to reconstruct records to prove their loss. Doing this may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are 12 things taxpayers can do to help reconstruct their records after a disaster:
Equifax, one of the United States’ three major consumer credit reporting agencies, recently reported a breach that compromised the personal information of approximately 143 million Americans. The nature of this breach is particularly alarming because many consumers may not even know they are customers of the company
The Internal Revenue Service announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Irma and members of their families. This is similar to relief provided last month to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Great performance is worth its weight in gold. We discuss performance management at all levels with our member firms on a regular basis and as we work through these issues, we often find there are four common areas of concern.
Often overlooked, job descriptions play an important role in attracting the right candidates. A mediocre job description will send the wrong message and attract the wrong candidate. We work closely with our member firms to help them enhance their recruiting … Continued