Trump's Budget Eliminates the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Trump administration recently released its first full budget, and while overall spending remains relatively unchanged, it’s clear the administration ... read more >

Could robots be the end of the retail worker?

Retail

By Patrick Kerns

Robotics have been disrupting manufacturing for decades now in the form of automating tasks that are either cumbersome, labor-intensive or repetitive. ... read more >

Pittsburgh's Energy Efficiency is Ranked 17th out of 51 U.S. Cities

In recent news, the Trump administration has made it clear that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty (United Nations Framework ... read more >

Pittsburgh Robotics Market

On Tuesday, May 23, Schneider Downs was a co-sponsor of a moderated panel discussion on the future of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), and particularly, ... read more >

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent IRS from Enforcing Sanctions on Churches for Engaging in Political Activities

In 1954, then-Senator Lyndon Johnson introduced a bill known today as the Johnson Amendment that was signed into law under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue ... read more >

IRS Compliance Campaign Use of "Soft Letters"

Tax

By Elena Faurie

The IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) division is transitioning its audit process from industry, taxpayer-focused examinations to targeted ... read more >

Potential Changes to Single Audits for Higher Education Institutions

In 2016, the Department of Education (DOE) attempted to implement a mandatory annual compliance audit of Student Financial Assistance programs beginning ... read more >

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Technology

By Bob Whalen

A couple of months ago, I wrote about enterprise software for small/medium-size business (SMB) and introduced Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials. This ... read more >

What Percentage of Health Insurance Coverage Does Your Construction Company Pay?

A question was recently posted on the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) message board requesting input as to the amount of health insurance ... read more >

Compliance with Use Tax Reporting Laws Begins July 1, 2017

Since the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal about a Colorado use tax reporting law last December, the states of Louisiana and Vermont, in ... read more >