An appreciation for regulation

BY JAMES A. JOHNSON, CPA

After reading the item about an attempted tax-free rollover to a Roth IRA (“Tax Matters: Roth Restructure ‘Too Good to Be True,’ ” Oct. 2011, page 68), I am more understanding of the constant barrage of income tax and ethical regulations. I am hopeful that the CPA who dreamed up the scheme has been fittingly punished. I also will state the obvious: Honesty and integrity cannot be legislated.

James A. Johnson, CPA
Florence, Ala.

PODCAST

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.

VIDEO

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.