Senate begins tax debate by elbowing Democrats on perks for rich

Senate Republicans kicked off their tax debate Wednesday by killing two Democratic proposals that sought to draw a line against tax breaks for the wealthy.


Hatch sees chance of bipartisan tax bill after Trump meeting

Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch emerged from a bipartisan meeting with President Donald Trump saying there’s a chance that a bipartisan tax bill could emerge from his committee.


Financial reporting after a natural disaster

The recent string of devastating hurricanes and wildfires in the U.S. and its territories has prompted questions about financial reporting by companies striving to recover from natural disasters while wrestling with their insurance companies over damage claims.


Want to keep staff? Get them involved

Having a say in the future of the firm – or even just visibility into it – is a great retention tool.


Setting an ethical compass in the digital age

There’s an expectation—quite rightly—that a strong ethical compass is a must-have for professionals.


CBIZ expands private equity accounting footprint

CBIZ acquired CMF Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in helping private equity firms with services such as auditing and preparing for an IPO, back in June as it aims to extend its reach further into the PE area.


Sage Intacct promises accelerated solutions in wake of acquisition

At the company’s first user conference since being bought by Sage, executives assure customers that only good things are to come.


In the blogs: Taxes in space

A stack of wants; the IRS and Equifax; limits to the Form 2848; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.


How the tax law helps victims of disasters, Part 2

While many victims of the recent hurricanes and storms remain busy salvaging what they can and seeing what their insurance will cover, they also want to know what tax help they’re entitled to.


Tech pioneers celebrate National Spreadsheet Day

Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, the developers of VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet software program, commemorated an unofficial event known as National Spreadsheet Day on Tuesday.