Shipping Rates Just Increased, Have You Assessed the Impact to Your Business?

Every year small parcel carriers raise their base rates from 4% to7% on an average basis. On top of the base rates, there are many additional surcharges ... read more >

Manufacturers and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Where is the one place where anyone in the entire world can find you? If you didn’t think “the Internet,” then think again. The use of ... read more >

400 Sausages, 180 eggs and Lots and Lots of Tax Returns

The super chefs at Schneider Downs whipped up more than 400 sausages (and all the pancakes our CPAs could eat) at this year's annual Busy Season Pancake Breakfast.... read more >

PCAOB Proposals Regarding Broker-Dealers and Their Auditors

Audit

By Shawn Edwards

In December 2010, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued proposed guidance that will affect both broker-dealers and their auditors. ... read more >

Know Your Responsibilities When Outsourcing Certain Benefit Plan Functions

ERISA

By Timothy Hammer

The hiring of third-party administrators (TPA) does not relieve plan administrators of their fiduciary responsibilities regarding the operation of certain ... read more >

Treasury Issues Final Rules Regarding Foreign Financial Account Reporting

Tax

By Ron Kramer

On February 23, 2011, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued final changes to regulations implementing the ... read more >

How will Japan affect global manufacturing?

Undoubtedly, we’ve all been aware of the recent devastation in Japan. Parts of Northern Japan have been wrecked and the damage extends throughout ... read more >

IRS Warns of Scams in the Wake of Japan Disaster

Tax

By Martin DiGiovine

In the aftermath of the recent catastrophes in Japan, the tremendous generosity of average Americans will once again be in full swing, providing food, ... read more >

Will IRS Increase Its Audits of Tax Returns Reporting Losses From Rental Real Estate Activities?

Tax

By Ron Kramer

Recently, an audit report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) suggested the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should ... read more >

Deliberations on Lease Accounting

Audit

By Donald Applegarth

The FASB and IASB have decided that there may be reason to create two categories of leases. The boards are now considering a structure where “finance leases” would be treated like an installment purchase, putting an asset on the balance sheet as well as a liability to be paid down over time. Don Applegarth provides details.... read more >