Is Your Law Firm Required to Comply with IRS Publication 1075?


By Donald Owens

Title 26 U. S. Code Section 6103(p)(4) requires external agencies and other authorized recipients of federal tax return and return information (FTI) to ... read more >

Is It Worth the Risk?

401(k) Plans

By Mike Bucci

Theoretically, investing has a “risk/reward” relationship. In essence, the more risk the investor assumes as defined by standard deviation, ... read more >

Cell Phone Showdown Part III: No End in Sight

In the two previous articles in this series, I discussed the ongoing patent infringement case between cell phone manufacturers Apple and Samsung. Before ... read more >

Keyboard Shortcuts - My Favorites for Microsoft Users


By Tina Frysinger

Since the flood of mouse use in the 1980s, PC users have drifted further away from using the keyboard for common tasks. As a fan of shortcuts for most ... read more >

Corporate Caring Throughout Columbus

On April 11, Business First held its Corporate Caring awards. This annual luncheon recognizes and honors exemplary for-profit-companies that are creatively ... read more >

By the Narrowest of Margins, the Lease Standard to Be Re-exposed


By Todd Lucas

At the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) meeting on April 10, 2013, members voted 4-3, to re-expose the lease accounting standard. FASB Chairman ... read more >

Pennsylvania Bulk Sales

Businesses are reminded to comply with Pennsylvania’s bulk sale provision when transferring or selling assets. Taxpayers are required to obtain a ... read more >

Do You Understand the Audit of Your Employee Benefit Plan?


By Timothy Hammer

You may think that the plan audit is completed each year in order to satisfy your fiduciary responsibility to complete the plan’s filing of Form ... read more >

FASB Exposes Private Company Decision-Making Framework for Public Comment


By Donald Applegarth

The FASB, along with the Private Company Council (PCC), has issued an Invitation to Comment: Private Company Decision-Making Framework: A Guide for Evaluating ... read more >