Must-have perks for accounting firms

The two things accountants can’t do without: massages and free food.


PTIN renewal season opens

Tax preparers have until Dec. 31 to renew their registration with the IRS.


House GOP to keep higher tax rate on wealthy, Ryan says

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that Republicans will include a fourth income tax bracket in their tax-overhaul plan so that top earners “do not see a big rate cut.”


Mike McGuire aims to make Grant Thornton the Tesla of accounting

Grant Thornton CEO Mike McGuire is moving his firm to become a more streamlined organization better able to respond to technological change than the Big Four, similar to the way Tesla has challenged the Big Three automakers.


Firms on the move: EY volunteers for Connect Day

Armanino and Green Hasson release industry surveys; Whittlesey & Hadley rebrands; and more news from CPA offices across the country.


Deloitte develops audit technology for smaller firms to use

Deloitte plans to begin offering auditing technology next week to smaller accounting firms through a new venture it recently formed.


What's new on the 2017 draft Form 1040 and related forms and schedules, Part 1

The IRS has released on its website a number of draft tax forms and instructions for the 2017 tax year, including Form 1040 and its related schedules.


People on the move: Prager Metis hires first chief revenue officer

Grant Thornton appoints chief sales officer; Elliott Davis welcomes back former general counsel as COO; and more personnel news.


10 business challenges that brand research can solve for firms

Brand research can help you determine where you’re creating value and what’s most important to potential clients.


Cherry Bekaert elects Michelle Thompson as managing partner and CEO

She will be one of three women currently leading one of the 25 largest accounting firms.