Tax & Accounting Blog

IRS Warns Tax Professionals of Phishing Scam Targeting Practitioners

IRS Warns Tax Professionals of Phishing Scam Targeting Practitioners

As new IRS regulations implemented last year make it harder and harder for criminals to use consumer tax software to file fraudulent returns, they’re increasingly setting their sights on tax practitioners. More and more, hackers and fraudsters are attempting to steal sensitive client data, as well as hijack professionals’ tax systems (and EFINs) to use … Read More

Minimum Wage Updates—July 2016

Minimum Wage Updates—July 2016

Without much fanfare, several minimum wage changes occurred on July 1, 2016. Minimum wage increases usually take effect on January 1 of each year, but several areas—particularly localities—enacted changes in July due to increased pressure and publicity nationwide around minimum wages. Keep reading for a list of many of these changes and how Thomson Reuters … Read More

The 2016 Halfway Point: Reflections & What’s Ahead

The 2016 Halfway Point: Reflections & What’s Ahead

Summer is here, and it’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2016—and since it’s a presidential election year, law changes are usually minimal. Let’s take a moment to review what has transpired and been enacted earlier in 2016 and what’s on the horizon for the remainder of 2016. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became … Read More

Department of Labor Releases New Overtime Wage Thresholds

Department of Labor Releases New Overtime Wage Thresholds

On May 17, 2016, President Obama announced new wage thresholds for nonexempt wage earners to be subject to overtime. The old limits of $23,660 and $100,000 for high earner test have been in place since August of 2004. The new wage thresholds become effective on December 1, 2016. The final regulation should be available on … Read More

Getting Everyone on Board

Getting Everyone on Board

Whether you’re replacing a staff member, bringing on seasonal help or expanding your practice, it’s important to make sure every new employee has all the necessary skills to succeed. Unfortunately, not every firm appreciates the value of a strategic onboarding plan or how critical it is to provide ongoing training to team members. “The vast … Read More