Personal Financial Planning

Great time for a GRAT

Grantor retained annuity trusts may be an optimal wealth-transfer vehicle for many.

IRS issues 2019 to 2020 per-diem rates for traveling away from home

The IRS issued its annual notice specifying the special per-diem rates, including the transportation industry meal and incidental expenses rates, the rate for the incidental-expenses-only deduction, and the rates and list of high-cost localities for purposes of the high-low substantiation method.

7 in 10 young workers prefer freedom to job security

Seventy percent of young adult job seekers say the freedom of being their own boss is worth more than the benefit of job security working for someone else, according to research conducted by MAVY Poll on behalf of the AICPA.

Digital assets after death

Estate planning should account for a client’s digital assets, which often have significant financial or sentimental value.

Stock market surge boosts financial satisfaction

Stock market growth, among other factors, has kept Americans’ personal financial satisfaction positive in Q2 of 2019, according to the AICPA’s Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi).

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.

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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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.