Here’s a rundown of the relief the CARES Act offers for student loan borrowers, who is eligible for it and what clients can do if they’re not covered by the CARES Act or if they’ve become unemployed or had their hours reduced.
Personal Financial Planning
Economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic triggered the steepest quarterly decline in Americans’ personal financial satisfaction since the recession that began in 2008.
The IRS announced that Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefit recipients will not have to file a tax return to receive the $1,200 stimulus payment provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
A CPA discusses how best to present additional services to tax clients without coming off as pushy or aggressive.
How can CPAs deal with client anxieties during a time of uncertainty? The best steps include preparing them for unexpected events before they happen and acknowledging their concerns.
Fraud and financial abuse harm clients psychologically more than they do financially, according to the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey.
Health care fraud is an important and complicated challenge for clients. CPAs can be instrumental in helping clients detect, report, and prevent health care fraud.
CPA financial planners must carefully document for clients all risks associated with recommended investments.
New rules are designed to make health care pricing more transparent, and CPA financial planners could use that information to help clients make more informed decisions.
Americans’ financial satisfaction hit an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2019. Stock market gains coupled with declines in underemployment and loan delinquencies helped lift the index to new heights.
Isolation and loneliness can have serious emotional, social, and financial consequences, and can contribute to declines in clients’ physical and mental health and quality of life.
Cognitive impairment adds a difficult layer of complexity to a client’s financial plans. Here are steps CPAs can take to protect clients with dementia against fraud.
CPAs describe how they made a successful transition at the end of their careers.
The IRS issued final regulations providing guidance on tax-favored investments in qualified opportunity zones (QOZs).
Advise clients to do their research before choosing hospice care.
CPAs should review several key financial planning steps with newly single clients.
A tax practice can weather demographic and technological changes by expanding its reach in financial planning. Tax knowledge gives CPAs an advantage when it comes to financial planning because almost every aspect of financial planning involves tax.
Fentress Seagroves, deals partner for the U.S. with PwC, outlines the steps business owners can take to ensure a successful transition and discusses the many ways CPAs can support them during this process.
Annual contribution limits for 401(k) plans will increase from $19,000 in 2019 to $19,500 in 2020, and most other limits are increasing as well.
Don’t neglect these basic health care considerations in clients’ retirement planning.