Investment


The IRS’s revenue ruling 2006-1 clarifies that income from commodity-index derivatives contracts does not help a mutual fund qualify for the usual tax benefits ( www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-06-01.pdf ). The service will apply its newly announced position prospectively so that funds will have enough time to adapt to it and communicate it to their shareholders.

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

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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.