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Quiz: Can you spot the usage and word errors?

This quiz gives you practice in identifying errors in standard grammar and usage with screenshots of material posted online. In the answers, we’ve used terms that you might not have heard beyond English grammar and composition classes.

Virtual currency not FBAR reportable (at least for now)

The AICPA Virtual Currency Task Force reached out to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help practitioners answer the question of whether virtual currency (or cryptocurrency) must be reported on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

New GASB guide addresses fiduciary activities

GASB issued a new implementation guide that includes questions and answers related to recently released GASB standards on accounting and financial reporting for fiduciary activities.

GASB proposes guidance on PPPs and APAs

The guidance is designed to improve accounting and financial reporting for public-private and public-public partnership arrangements. Comments on the proposal were requested by Sept. 13.

What tax firms need to know now about technology

Artificial intelligence and robots get a lot of attention, but automation and cloud computing-enabled outsourcing are the technology-related terms that should be top of mind for tax practices, according to a session at AICPA ENGAGE 2019 in Las Vegas.

NASBA and AICPA seek input on evolving licensure model

NASBA and the AICPA are seeking feedback from the profession and its stakeholders as they consider ways to evolve the model for initial CPA licensure to support a growing need for new skills amid rapid technological advancement.

PEEC updates 2 ethics interpretations

The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has issued revised ethics interpretations addressing state and local government client affiliates and provision of information system services to attest clients.

4 ways to protect your data from the dark web

Your credentials might already be for sale on the dark web without your knowledge. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to monitor the dark web and shore up your cybersecurity defenses.

When choosing technology, put clients first

Evan Carroll, an author and the founder of Evan Carroll and Associates, shares his philosophy for choosing the technology that can help you improve relationships with your clients.

What to say to grieving clients

Grief expert Amy Florian, CEO of consulting company Corgenius and a speaker at ENGAGE, suggests some dos and don’ts when supporting clients who have suffered a loss.

How to motivate and retain your talent

Invest in employees’ growth and development, and they’ll stay loyal to you, said ENGAGE speaker Philip Palaveev, founder of business management consulting firm The Ensemble Practice.

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In focus: Payroll

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A closer look at threats to CPA licensure

Legislation in states around the country could put CPA licensure in danger. This episode examines what practitioners need to know to help ensure the profession is protected.