Personal financial planning

Exploring the estate tax: Part 2

This second part of a two-part article on everything practitioners should know about the estate tax covers estate tax planning techniques, including the marital deduction and the use of various types of trusts.

Exploring the estate tax: Part 1

This first installment of a two-part article on everything practitioners should know about the estate tax includes the unified estate tax rules and exemption amounts, estate valuation, portability, and what’s included in the gross estate.

How much do you know about Medicare?

As more of your clients face health care decisions, how much do you know about this program and how it affects your clients’ financial situations?

Sprinkle honored for long-term service in PFP

Scott Sprinkle, co-founder and partner of Sprinkle Financial Consultants LLC and Sprinkle & Associates LLC in Denver, received the AICPA 2016 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award.

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Why cybercriminals are targeting CPAs

This free report expands on the most commonly found scams, why education and specialized IT knowledge help to lessen security vulnerabilities, and why every firm should plan carefully for how it would respond to a breach.

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.