Five Issues Presented by the Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities

The Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) issued its annual report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on June 8, 2016. The ... read more >

DOL Communicates Importance of Retirement Plan Fiduciary Responsibilities


By Lee Harcourt

The Department of Labor (DOL) has continued to communicate the importance of fiduciary responsibilities of plan sponsors. The DOL’s Fiduciary Education ... read more >

Schneider Downs Summer Insight


By Ryan McGoogan

Having the opportunity to intern at Schneider Downs the past two years has been an incredible learning experience. This year I came into the summer expecting ... read more >

Emerging Task Force Discusses Potential Changes to Master Trust Reporting


By Todd Lucas

In 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-12 “Plan Accounting: Defined Benefit Pension Plans ... read more >

IRS Advises Taxpayers to Be Aware of Tax Scammers

Although tax preparers usually have their busiest month in April, tax scammers and identity thieves are busy at work throughout the year. The IRS has advised ... read more >

An Appetizer of Auditing


By Mandy Davin

I go to Duquesne University and the professors there really encourage hands-on experience. They know that internships are essential to becoming a professional ... read more >

Part III: Subrecipient Monitoring: Subrecipient vs. Contractor Determination

A pass-through entity is a non-federal organization that receives federal dollars and passes those dollars along to subrecipients. Pass-through entities ... read more >