Tax & Accounting Blog

IRS Identity Authentication Initiative – State Requirements

IRS Identity Authentication Initiative – State Requirements

On June 11, 2015, the IRS issued an announcement regarding the collaborative effort to combat identity theft and tax refund fraud. Thomson Reuters supports and is participating in this initiative. For the 2015 tax season, the IRS will not reject a return if this information is not included. Refer to state-specific User Bulletins or the … Read More

Accounting Career Development: 3 Ways Accounting Firms Can Develop and Retain Employees

Accounting Career Development: 3 Ways Accounting Firms Can Develop and Retain Employees

When it comes to activities that aren’t easily measured in ROI, many of us in the accounting profession have a hard time justifying time spent. If your firm is like most, offering employees services they’ll truly appreciate — such as accounting career development — often fall to the bottom of the to-do list. But, if … Read More

Accounting Trends: What Will New Accounting Clients Want from Your Firm?

Accounting Trends: What Will New Accounting Clients Want from Your Firm?

Right now, life in the accounting profession is good. Growth trends are on an upswing with accounting market employment up more than 4% over last year and steady revenue growth since 2011. We’ve rebounded from the recession and are starting to gain confidence again. Time to sit back and relax, right? Wrong. I’m starting a … Read More

Make Sure Your Clients Don’t Miss These Year-End Tax Savings Maneuvers

Make Sure Your Clients Don’t Miss These Year-End Tax Savings Maneuvers

As we get closer to the end of yet another year, it’s time to help clients tie up loose ends and implement tax saving strategies. Of course, every client has a unique tax situation, but here are some strategies to add to your year-end tax planning arsenal. Boost Charitable Contributions with a Donor-Advised Fund. These … Read More

Resolve to Evolve Your Practice in 2016

Resolve to Evolve Your Practice in 2016

It’s the start of another year and resolutions abound. While laying off the cookies and hitting the gym top nearly everyone’s list, what about making a resolution to transform your firm’s identity by providing advisory and consulting-based services to your clients? While it may seem overwhelming, especially with tax season looming, making this move is … Read More