Tax Practice Management

Tips on training seasonal staff

Glen Keenan, president of XCM Solutions and Xpitax, explains why training season staff about your particular firm’s processes is vital to success.

How to find seasonal staff

Glen Keenan, president of XCM Solutions and Xpitax, offers tips for successful seasonal staffing, including focusing on training and bringing the staff in early.

The myths of outsourcing

Glen Keenan, president of XCM Solutions and Xpitax, untangles commonly held myths that discourage firms from outsourcing.

The benefits of outsourcing returns

Glen Keenan, president of XCM Solutions and Xpitax, presents two chief benefits of outsourcing returns—improved client service and saving time at your highest billing rates.

Best practices for outsourcing returns

Glen Keenan, president of XCM Solutions and Xpitax, discusses how communication, education, and formalizing your strategy will help you start and build your outsourcing program.

How to follow the Yellow Brick Road of tax

In this video, Lauren Kovar, CPA/CITP, CGMA, director of Client Advisory & Strategy for Thomson Reuters, shows how CPAs can navigate their way using the Tax Information and Operations framework.

Tax principles for the digital age

The AICPA revises its Guiding Principles of Good Tax Policy to respond to challenges in tax reform, economic efficiency, global reach, and securing taxpayers’ information.

2016 tax software survey

Results show 4 companies control more than 90% of CPA tax preparer market. Find out how more than 3,800 CPAs rated the tax preparation software they used in 2016.

VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

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.