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Would Trump's Simplified Tax Code Cost Thousands of Accountants Their Jobs?

Quora | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics

What would Donald Trump do about the thousands of tax preparers that would lose their jobs if he simplifies the Tax Code? originally appeared on Quora...

4 Questions to Ask When You're Looking For a Good Accountant

John Rampton | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
John Rampton

One of the questions I see bloggers and freelancers asking the most is what they should look for in a good accountant. Many of them, understandably, have been W-2 employees their entire lives and could get away with firing up TurboTax once a year. However, as many freelancers come to learn, working for yourself isn't that simple when it comes to taxes.

Is Your CPA a Rock Star?

Dean Sioukas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

Mine is. If you are a business owner in America, you have a number of things on your plate. If you are like me, you entrust finer financial details t...

How NOT to Select Your Service Provider: The High Cost of Low Price

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Have you ever gotten bids from three contractors or auto mechanics and presumed that they are all equally qualified and capable so you selected the lowest bid? How did that work out for you?

What 3 Words Define Your Personality Traits?

Sophie Frodsham | Posted 11.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sophie Frodsham

One way to set your intentions on who you want to be in life is to list three words that will, from now on, define the trait of who you are as a person -- who you are today and who you want to become.

Why Your Backstory Matters: The Case of the Boring Accountant

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of a boring job description, it's probably because the conversation focused on the front story instead of the backstory.

Self-Employment Taxes Are A Special Kind Of Hell

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Unfortunately, when you're self-employed this is your problem and nobody else's.

Taxes: DIY or Tax Pro?

Mark Steber | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As I mentioned, it could be a very complicated season - late law changes, the Affordable Care Act rules, and much reduced IRS resources. It's the perfect storm for potential taxpayer confusion, problems filing tax returns, and delayed refunds.

5 Organization Tips to Make Taxes Less Taxing

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

I have so many things that stress me out these days. Hey, I've watched the stock market every day for the last 22 years, and that's enough! The last thing I want is not having a repeatable, streamlined tax-prep procedure. Get organized and you won't freak out over your taxes.

CNN: The Accountant Who Runs a News Business

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

MSNBC ratings have been declining for a while, and CNN has been making slight gains in its audience size. Now is not the time to begin "reducing spending," certainly not if you're trying to maximize "growth and profitability."

Are You Making the Most of Your Accountant?

Brian Hamilton | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

A smart entrepreneur doesn't just consult his accountant at tax time. He or she knows the underlying reasons why your business is succeeding or failing and should be consulted a minimum of two times per year for non-tax-related consulting and advice.

Accounting Firms Tally High Margins

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held accounting, tax prep, bookkeeping and payroll services companies (NAICS code 5412) posted an average annual net profit margin of 21.2 percent, based on financial statements filed during the 12-month period ended February 2013.

The Real Winners In The Fiscal Cliff Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

* Estate planning advisers very busy in final weeks of 2012 * Myriad of tax changes seen prompting more to seek tax advice ...

Why Women Are Hypocrites, Too

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

Sometimes, my single lady friends and I, we complain. I know, I know: For the most part, we're happy, independent, well-adjusted women perfectly happy being by ourselves. Yada yada.

What Your Accountant Isn't Telling You

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | Money

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Lou Carlozo CHICAGO, April 16 (Reuters) -...

The Government's Secret War Against Small Business

Robert Levin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Small Business
Robert Levin

State tax auditors are being told to shake down local businesses to generate revenue. And while big businesses have internal tax specialists who can fight unjustified assessments, small businesses often have no choice but to pay since the cost to them of fighting back is so high.

Struggling Michigan Training 'Financial Swat' Teams

Bloomberg | Jeff Green and Jonathan Keehner | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

Michigan is giving hundreds of financial professionals and public employees a crash course in advising troubled municipalities, building an army of em...

National Hug-an-Accountant Month

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

I propose we dub this stressful time of year "National Hug-an-Accountant Month" in honor of the behind-the-scenes hard work these unsung professionals do for nonprofits and the community.

Tax Prep Blues

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

Sorry, darlings, but it's getting close to tax time, and you know what that means. For those of us who itemize, all those little pieces of paper need ...

Do Your Own Damn Taxes

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Should members of Congress be forced to do their own taxes? Anesthetized by too much tax assistance, politicians aren't motivated to do the hard work of crafting tax reform.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

'Accountants' and Lawyers' Welfare Act of 2010': Financial Reform Rife With Loopholes | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama and leading Democrats are calling the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" the greatest overhaul of Wall Street since ...

Accountants: Affairs More Likely In Industry

Telegraph | Myra Butterworth, Personal Finance Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Research by Illicit, an extra-marital dating site with almost 300,000 members, found that 8,746 of all its male members work in account...

Financial Analyst Is Top Job For '08 Grads

MSN | Nathan Lippe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Once summer is in sight, students everywhere spend less time outlining their research papers and more time planning their summer vacations. The annual...

Best Places To Launch A Career? Accounting Firms

BusinessWeek | Lindsey Gerdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Accountants used to be spoofed as bean counters--dutiful, middle-aged, gray-suited men with considerable analytical expertise but little charisma. Tha...