Industry News: Dark Horse Disrupts Traditional CPA Firm Model with New Principal Accelerator Program

Dark Horse Disrupts Traditional CPA Firm Model with New Principal Accelerator Program
Dark Horse CPAs, a top accounting and tax firm serving small businesses and individuals across the nation, has created a first of its kind business model that puts the CPA in the driver seat and the traditional CPA firm on notice.

 

Dark Horse CPAs, a top accounting and tax firm serving small businesses and individuals across the nation, has created a first of its kind business model that puts the CPA in the driver seat and the traditional CPA firm on notice.

Industry News: Cybersecurity requirements provide new opportunity for CPAs

Cybersecurity requirements provide new opportunity for CPAs

CPAs have a new opportunity to act as third-party assessors of the cybersecurity maturity of U.S. defense contractors as they work to comply with new regulations that have been created to combat cyberthreats.

Industry News: AICPA Leader Tells Congress of Urgent Need for a 60-day Delay in PPP Application Deadline

AICPA Leader Tells Congress of Urgent Need for a 60-day Delay in PPP Application Deadline

Simpson also called upon Congress to extend the PPP application deadline by at least 60 days after March 31, 2021, citing urgent challenges facing small business and their CPA advisors, ...

Industry News: CPAs urged to be voice of calm in PPP storm

CPAs urged to be voice of calm in PPP storm



CPAs have a great opportunity to act as a stabilizing force with small business clients as rule changes, deadline pressures, and ongoing processing problems with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fuel a spike in frustration and anxiety levels.

That was one of the messages delivered during an AICPA Town Hall on March 4. A replay of the Town Hall is available on AICPA TV.

Industry News: Do you know how an employer can claim the COVID-19-Related Employee Retention Credit?

This FAQ is not included in the Internal Revenue Bulletin, and therefore may not be relied upon as legal authority. This means that the information cannot be used to support a legal argument in a court case.

72. How does an Eligible Employer claim the Employee Retention Credit for qualified wages?

Industry News: 4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

 
  • By 2026, almost 26% of the world’s GDP could be based on internet-based and digitally-connected industries.
  • Seizing digital opportunities begins with an understanding of digital risk; at a minimum, companies need to understand their total exposure.
  • Following key principles of digital risk management will separate the companies that will thrive in the digital age from those that will not.

Industry News: How CPAs bill for financial planning services

How CPAs bill for financial planning services



Hourly, fixed-fee, and fee-for-service models all have their advantages.
 

CPAs who expand their services to include financial planning often find themselves facing a change in billing methods. However, deciding between different options and finding the right billing method can be a challenge. There are a number of options, each with their own advantages and drawbacks.

Industry News: Have you heard about the ‘2021 Black CPA Centennial’ campaign?

Have you heard about the ‘2021 Black CPA Centennial’ campaign?  

As February marks the beginning of Black History Month, organizations across the accounting profession have marked the occasion by commemorating the 100th anniversary of John Cromwell Jr. becoming the first registered Black CPA with a new yearlong diversity program.

Industry News: Season of uncertainty: Aiming for April 15

Season of uncertainty: Aiming for April 15

The month ahead will be a critical time for tax preparers as they face issues on many different fronts. Old legislation, new legislation, stimulus payments and Paycheck Protection Program questions will complicate matters for preparers and taxpayers alike, according to observers — to say nothing of the delayed start to tax season.

The filing season itself will be “one for the ages,” said Mark Steber, senior vice president and chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt.

Industry News: Ready for the 2021 Tax Season? Here’s How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected Your Business Clients

Ready for the 2021 Tax Season? Here’s How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected Your Business Clients



As some of your business clients prepare to reopen their doors while ensuring the safety of their employees and customers, it’s your job to nudge them to start gathering their tax documents and financials for the April deadline.

Industry News: Do you know why the IRS created the position of Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer?

IRS Creates New Position: Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer



The position will work with business units and offices across the IRS, including Chief Counsel, the Independent Office of Appeals and the National Taxpayer Advocate. The role is envisioned as working in coordination with the National Taxpayer Advocate...

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