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Get Up to Speed on Tax Changes for 2020

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 26, 2020 7:53:16 PM

You may be studying for the CPA Exam, but most likely, you are simultaneously working in the accounting profession. As tax season approaches, there is undoubtedly a buzz around your office regarding taxes. And even if you are immune to filing tax returns at your job, you cannot escape filing (or at the very least, paying someone else to file) your tax return!

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Tags: Accounting News, Accounting Career Advice, accounting career, CPA Leadership, Business Leadership, Taxes

What Do You Need To Do To Become A CPA? [UPDATED FOR 2019]

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on May 9, 2018 8:47:07 PM

There is a lot to learn in the process of becoming a CPA, and getting your license depends on more than just sitting for the Exam. There are even differences depending on what state or jurisdiction you are applying in. Before we dig into the details, let's cover some of the basics.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, Accounting News, AICPA, CPA Job Search, accounting career

Watch out for these tax scams in 2018

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 19, 2018 2:27:41 PM

Busy season is just warming up, and so are tax scammers. People are just starting to think about filing their taxes again, and criminals know Uncle Sam is on their mind. They are using this acute awareness to slip in and try to look credible. Sometimes, they do a great job, especially to the untrained eye. One of the best things you can do for your clients is to be aware of these type of scams.

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Tags: Insider, Accounting News, CPA News

Winning the Super Bowl doesn't pay as much as you think

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 12, 2018 2:21:53 PM
You would think that making it to the all-time goal of your profession would reap some serious rewards, but you'd be forgetting a few things about the NFL. One of which is the NFL Players Union negotiated post season pay for all players. This is great news for players like Geno Grissom, the Patriots third-string Left Defensive End, as he will, for once, be making as much as Tom Brady. So if the Patriots had won The Super Bowl, Geno and Tom would have both gotten checks cut for $112,000. However, since they lost they'll get half of that, a mere $56,000.
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Tags: Insider, Accounting News, AICPA

Five Great Cities for the Midwest-at-Heart CPA

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Dec 11, 2017 1:07:23 PM
Many say the West Coast is the best coast, but there's something to the slower pace of the Midwestern part of the United States. You can still get into big cities, but there's a different feel, colder weather, and economic advantages. Here's a look at some of the most promising cities for the professional not looking to go too far west.
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Tags: Accounting News, AICPA, CPA Career, Accounting Career Advice

CPA's, Are You Preparing For Your Golden Years?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Dec 4, 2017 1:33:49 PM

What comes to mind when you think of retirement? For many of us it's our grandparents. We watched them retire into their golden years with style, vacationing around the world, and relaxing at home. We enjoyed nights being dropped off and spoiled while our parents enjoyed some time sans kids. We loved those times and will cherish the memories forever. The thing is, this was brought on by years of successful planning towards retirement, something that many of us look forward to, but often look past the details it takes to get there.

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Tags: Accounting News, Accountants Creating Budgets, Accounting Career Advice

3 Simple Reasons to Give Thanks For Being CPA

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 22, 2017 3:18:01 PM

The holiday season is officially in full swing. Halloween passed, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and a December full of celebration is already felt on the radio, TV, and in decorations on the streets. Sometimes, everything can move so fast it feels like it all blends together. So today, take some time to "celebrate" by yourself a few reasons to be thankful for the profession you chose.

Before we get into it understand this -- we know it can feel weird to be thankful for something you worked so hard at earning. Accounting isn't a gift, per say, but that doesn't mean it isn't a blessing in its own way. Sometimes the things you work hardest for are the things to be most grateful for. The easiest way to break this or any other "thanks" you give about things in your life can be broken down into three easy parts.

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Tags: Accounting News, AICPA

Why accountants and employers should pay attention to REI's #OptOutside Campaign

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 20, 2017 2:06:05 PM
For the third year in a row, REI has decided to opt out of what every other retail giant does after Thanksgiving by ditching Black Friday Deals. No waiting outside in the early hours of the morning and running through aisles grabbing at discounts. Instead, they are sticking with their #OptOutside campaign and encouraging people to spend time outdoors rather than shop.
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Tags: Accounting News, CPA News, AICPA, CPA Job Search

Emails That Will Make Your Co-workers Hate You

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 8, 2017 3:22:30 PM

Have you ever thought about how many digital communications you send in a day? Whether it's text, social media, or email, we all send countless messages during the week. Passive aggressive behavior, pointless status updates, or even cyber-bullying is obvious on social outlets, but we need to consider if our communication style to our co-workers makes us equally guilty perpetrators. 

It is easy to spot when its coming from others. We all hate the short and snappy comments in person, but when a message sits in our inbox, it festers and gets worse. We see it or are reminded of what that person said every time we open our inbox. The subject line seethes in red, waiting to raise your blood pressure and cause you to roll your eyes. But then again, how often have you done this? If you've sent any of these emails, you're likely the cause of the same stress you dread.

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Tags: Accounting News, AICPA, office environment, effective communication

Give Out Plenty of Holiday Cheer... and Business Cards!

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 1, 2017 1:54:14 PM

We are officially in the Holiday Season! There are going to be a number of work and personal parties. Along with gifts and holiday cheer, your going to want to be ready to give people your business card. Whether you don't have a card or your current one needs a facelift we've got some do's, don'ts, and great companies to order from!

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Tags: Accounting News, CPA Productivity, CPA Job Search, Networking

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