Auditing


The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued a third set of questions and answers on Auditing Standard no. 2, An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Performed in Conjunction with an Audit of Financial Statements ( www.pcaobus.org/standards/staff_questions_and_answers/index.asp ). The board published the first two in June and December 2004.

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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.