Whats My Line?

BY ROBERT LESTER PORTER

Although some of these jobs still exist, most CPAs are not likely to see these titles on form 1040. Can you identify them?

1. Mercer
2. Collier
3. Cutler
4. Draper
5. Costermonger

Robert Lester Porter, CPA

1. A dealer in textile fabrics.
2. A coal miner, one who works in a colliery.
3. One who makes, deals in or repairs cutlery.
4. A dealer in cloth or clothing.
5. One who sells from a wheelbarrow in the street; for example, fishmonger.

SPONSORED REPORT

How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out