Payroll: Ready to boost your bottom line and client relationships?

Sponsored by Intuit, Paychex, SurePayroll, AccountantsWorld, ADP and HomePay

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Wage and tax calculations, IRS requirements, treatment of 401(k) and other contributions, and filing deadlines are only a few of the arduous tasks that can make payroll administration and management a challenge for even the most dedicated business owners—and a thriving service area for CPAs.

As experienced professionals skilled in finance, tax, and in many cases management and Human resources, CPAs are uniquely positioned to guide clients, both business and consumer, through a process that each year has become more fraught with complex laws, regulations, and policies. Benefits for CPAs providing payroll services can range from increased revenue and a deeper client commitment to new professional development opportunities for staff and an enhanced reputation. In this Special Focus Report, executives in payroll and human resources administration discuss issues ranging from the benefits and top features of client payroll systems to the effect that technology is having on them.

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News quiz: College debt, stolen identities, and retirement planning

See how much you know about these developments and others in the Journal of Accountancy news quiz.


Preventing and detecting fraud at not-for-profits

Organizations in all industries must deal with the potential for fraud to occur, and design controls to prevent and detect it. Environment, policies, and controls can help organizations steer clear of problems.


The dangers of dabbling

To meet evolving marketplace needs, CPAs often look to diversify their service offerings. Firms can mitigate the risk of experiencing competency-related professional liability claims by implementing these basic steps.