Retirement


The President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security calls for the establishment of “voluntary personal accounts” in which workers would own their contributions and be able to pass them on to heirs. The group has developed three model accounts and says any of them would bolster Social Security’s financial stability and increase benefits to participants. ( www.commtostrengthensocsec.gov/reports/Final_report.pdf )

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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.