New D.C. director of media relations

Jay Hyde was appointed director of media relations in the AICPA’s Washington office.

In his new position, Hyde is responsible for communicating the Institute’s views on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the accounting profession.

He previously served as the Institute’s director of communications for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), also based in Washington. In this position, he devised and implemented a communications program to heighten the CAQ’s public profile and policy agenda through media outreach, development of publications and online content, event publicity, and coordination of a speakers bureau.


Year-end tax planning strategies

Practitioners should consider the timing of income and deductions, avoiding the net investment income tax, donating to charity, and planning for retirement.


Effortless payroll service offerings

In this special focus report, experts explain how payroll providers can help CPAs help their clients. Sponsored by Paychex, Intuit, SurePayroll, ADP, BenefitMall and AccountantsWorld.


Return due dates changed in highway funding bill

The federal highway funding extension bill signed into law on July 31 contains several tax provisions, including changing the due dates for partnership, S corporation, and corporate tax returns.