New Tax Bill Mandates Increased Use of Electronic Filing by Paid Tax Return Preparers


By Barbara Balcita

The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 mandates paid tax return preparers who prepare more than 10 returns to electronically file (e-File) all individual, estate and trust returns they prepare after December 31, 2010. Here's what you should know about the e-File mandate.... read more >

We Want Your Comments


By Karlye Rowles

Have you read one of our INSIGHTS and wanted to tell us what you thought or ask a question? Now you can with the “comments” feature on INSIGHTS. ... read more >

Network. Connect. Climb. Advance.


By Cheryl Daniels

Creating opportunities for women professionals to exchange ways to network and grow with, and for, one another. That is the mission of the W.I.N. (Women in the Neighborhood) professional women’s initiative.... read more >

Status of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Ohio's Transportation Projects

In early 2009, the federal government announced that, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Ohio would receive transportation stimulus funds totaling $774 million. The funding would be spent in nearly all of Ohio’s 88 counties and would help create or retain an estimated 21,000 jobs.... read more >

2009 Ohio Tax Update


By Kathleen Myers

Franchise Tax Returns - With the phase-out of the personal property tax and franchise tax that began 4 years ago, 2009 marked the final returns for many filers. The final Forms FT-1120 for corporations were due on October 15, 2009 (if extended), and the final Forms FT-1120S for S corporations were due in June.... read more >

What is an Auto Dealership Worth Today?


By Samuel McKinley

The economic climate is difficult for automotive dealerships today. Sam McKinley of Schneider Downs' automotive accounting group, reviews the mercurial state of market value for this industry.... read more >

New Law Extends Homebuyer Credit, Unemployment Benefits and NOL Carrybacks


By Martin DiGiovine

The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (the Act) was signed into law on November 6, 2009. In addition to extending benefits to unemployed workers, the Act extends and expands some of the stimulative tax measures contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) passed last February.... read more >

L is for Leadership

It’s been said that with great power, comes great responsibility. This year, I participated as a planning committee member for the WELD 2010 Women You Should Know Calendar.... read more >

Accounting for Financial Instruments Update


By Robert Hazel

With more and more countries adopting the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the decision makers from both the U.S. and international accounting boards have been meeting regularly to come to a consensus on all of the differences between the two boards.... read more >

IFRS Convergence Still a Priority After G-20 Summit


By Todd Lucas

At the October 7-8 International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation meeting following the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh, IASC trustees reaffirmed their commitment to developing a single source of global accounting standards. Todd Lucas tells us what is next.... read more >