The CPA Exam for a Global Standard

In January 2011, the CPA exam underwent its largest transformation since it was converted from a paper and pencil exam to computer-based in 2004. Some ... read more >

Annual AICPA Not-for-Profit Conference

The annual AICPA Not-for-Profit Conference will be held next week in Washington, D.C. Members of the Schneider Downs Nonprofit Industry Group will be joining ... read more >

Questions Most Frequently Asked about Marcellus Shale by Property Owners

What is Marcellus Shale? The Marcellus shale is an organic-matter-rich rock formation that holds large reserves of natural gas. The Marcellus shale formation ... read more >

Employer-Owned Life Insurance and IRS Form 8925


By Rachelle Kulback

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 added new provisions to the Internal Revenue Code at Section 6039I regarding employer-owned life insurance. Any employer ... read more >

Consider a Self-Audit for Your Dealership's Payroll


By Steven Barber

Recently, we have seen the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) increase its investigations of dealerships’ payrolls. The DOL’s focus has been the ... read more >

Significant Tax Changes May Be In Store for Ohioans


By Kathleen Myers

There are a few significant tax changes that are currently being considered by the Ohio Senate. These possible changes include the elimination of Ohio’s ... read more >

SEC Study Offers Recommendations Against Additional Section 404(b) Exemptions

Based upon requirements within Section 989G(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, in April, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Chief ... read more >

Who Pays the Individual Income Tax in the U.S.?


By Ron Kramer

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) has proposed a budget plan to reduce the federal deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. Conrad’s ... read more >

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) for S Corporations


By Jason Lumpkin

Prior to 1997, S corporations could not sponsor an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) because a tax-exempt trust could not be an S corporation ... read more >