Government Accounting


The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) added a volume to its User Guide series for nonaccountants. What Else You Should Know about a Government’s Finances: A Guide to Notes to the Financial Statements and Supporting Information explains how to assess a state or local government’s financial health and is available from GASB at www.gasb.org/pub or at 800-748-0659.

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.