Another View of Software


The use of specific brand names in Guide to Accounting Software (JofA, Mar.98, page 44) gives the appearance of loss of independence and objectivity. I think the profession would have been better served had the authors just explained the tests and criteria used to form their opinions. Readers could then have used them to make their own judgments.

Edward Gillman, CPA
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

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