IRS Releases Revised Form W-8BEN-E

The IRS has finally released the modified Form W-8BEN-E, which has been out in draft form since May 2013. The updated form is part of the effort to assist ... read more >

The Internal Threat of Data Security

Data breaches are surfacing across many organizations, and while one would often question the security of the compromised network, the issue may actually ... read more >

Insurance Captives, What Are They Anyway?


By John Popies

A captive insurance company is a legally licensed limited-purpose property and casualty insurance company whose main purpose is to insure the risks of ... read more >

Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting Model: No MD&A Requirement

In January, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to cancel a research project that focused on making a Management Discussion & Analysis ... read more >

Certified Acceptance Agents and the ITIN Process


By Dennis Mowrey

Every year around this time we get requests from some of our clients to assist them in obtaining ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for ... read more >

A Victory for Residential Home Builders

A win for the residential home building industry, Shea Homes, Inc. (Shea) v. Commissioner could have a significant impact on how a few home builders defer ... read more >

Schneider Downs Served as a Host for the IIA - Pittsburgh Chapter's Student Presentation Contest

On March 25, 2014, Schneider Downs hosted the Institute of Internal Auditors Pittsburgh Chapter’s annual Student Presentation Contest. The Annual ... read more >

Final Reminder to Group Rental Real Estate Investments and Save You $$$

Real Estate

By Carl Scharf

A taxpayer who is a real estate professional and participates in the management of multiple rental real estate properties may make an election on his or ... read more >

Favorable Change to FATCA Regulations for Offshore Captive Insurance Companies

On February 20, 2014, the IRS issued the latest set of regulations to clarify and amend the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) final regulations ... read more >

World Wide Risk: Is Your Internal Audit Function Equipped to Evaluate the World?

There are major changes affecting the business world today. Business is being conducted around the globe and there are no longer restrictions by boundaries ... read more >