Accounting


  The International Association for Accounting Education and Research and KPMG invited proposals for research that will inform international accounting standards distinguishing liabilities and equity. The partnership’s Defining, Recognizing and Measuring Liabilities Research Program will sponsor up to five research projects with grants of $25,000 each. The Liabilities and Equity Distinctions project is one of several the International Accounting Standards Board is conducting jointly with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The deadline for proposals is December 15 ( www.iaaer.org/?page=Call%20for%20Papers ).

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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.