Weathering the Recession - Benefits of Donating Company Stock for Estate Planning Purposes

The current economic climate may make the time right to consider the benefits of donating company stock for estate planning purposes. Marisa Gentile reviews the current tax exclusions for gifts per person.... read more >

Significant Changes Proposed to Review and Compilation Services

Audit

By Kevin Brubaker

 The AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) issued an exposure draft in April for public comment regarding proposed changes to Statements on Standards for Accounting Review Services (SSARS). Kevin Brubaker provides an overview. ... read more >

Tax Update for Manufacturers

How does the Stimulus Act impact manufacturers? Mary Richter, a tax shareholder with Schneider Downs, provides an overview of several tax provisions that can help businesses.... read more >

Have You Planned for the Unexpected? The Importance of Having a Will

Media coverage of recent high-profile celebrity deaths may prompt people to take inventory of their own estate plans.  Executing an updated will helps you and your family to prepare for the unexpected.  Not having a will can have unintentional consequences on your estate.... read more >

IRS Allows September 23, 2009 Deadline for Some FBAR Filings

Tax

By Ron Kramer

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will permit taxpayers who meet certain requirements to file Form TD F 90-22.1, the Report of Foreign ... read more >

Management's Responsibility Over Financial Reporting

ERISA

By Lara Fuller

While many different parties have fiduciary responsibility for ERISA plans, members of the plan's management have particular responsibilities, one of which ... read more >

Selling to the US Government: An Opportunity Often Forgotten

Do you know who the largest “customer” in the world is? Well, it is the United States Government. The U.S. Government purchases more than $425 ... read more >

Manufacturers With Export Sales Should Consider a DISC

Tax

By Mark Cobetto

One of the often overlooked federal income tax incentives for U.S. manufacturers with export sales involves the use of a Domestic International Sales Corporation ... read more >

2009 PICPA Not-for-Profit Conference Notes

Not-for-Profit

By Shawn Ryan

News and notes from an attendee at the 2009 Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Non-for-Profit Conference.... read more >