Preparing for a Service Organization Control (SOC) Report : Establishing the Examination Requirements and Preparation Tactics

SSAE 18/SOC

By Heather Haemer

A SOC examination (SOC 1/SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3) is often requested by organizations (“user entities”) that receive significant services ... read more >

Redevelopment of Former Columbus City Center Continues

Construction

By Matt McKinnon

Early last month, ground was broken on the next phase of the former Columbus City Center mall. After demolition in late 2009, an urban park and green space ... read more >

Record Drop in Construction Spending

Construction

By Matt McKinnon

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the largest drop in construction spending in over a year was recorded in August 2012. The government report ... read more >

Apps Are Everywhere, and They Really Can Help You Be Productive

Technology

By Jason Reljac

Several months ago my in-laws got new smartphones. One of the main reasons they wanted new phones was because they both wanted "apps." At the ... read more >

Tick-Tock: Time Slipping Away to Make Tax-Free Gifts

With summer behind us and the holiday season now on the horizon, taxpayers contemplating the use of gifts as a tax reduction strategy are reminded that ... read more >

Transfer Pricing Update - Japan

International

By Mary Richter

As in many countries, Japan's tax authorities have focused on transfer pricing in tax audits. These audits are separate from general tax audits, although, ... read more >

Software and Sales Tax

Any company that has purchased software over the last four years, or is contemplating the purchase of new software, may have an opportunity to reduce their ... read more >

Veteran Sales and Use Tax Practitioner, Bill Vohsing, Joins SD SALT Group

Bill Vohsing, an experienced and trusted state and local tax practitioner, recently joined Schneider Downs’ State and Local Tax (SALT) practice ... read more >

Attention Truckers: Investment in Auxiliary Power Units Reduces Fuel Consumption and May Provide Tax Credits

Rising fuel costs and increasingly stringent governmental regulations related to emmisions and noise restrictions are causing trucking companies to look ... read more >

Auditors Communication with Public Company Audit Committees

In an effort to help protect the interest of public company investors, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted Auditing Standard ... read more >