Author Archives: Megan Bierwirth

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brought about quite a few changes that went into effect in 2018, but several tax law updates weren’t slated to go into effect until the 2019 tax year. One of the biggest changes in 2019 is the federal level elimination of the individual mandate penalty, also called the Shared […]

Data analytics and “big data” have become a game changer for internal auditing, as firms search for opportunities to provide more value to clients and respond to new regulations and increased pressure from stakeholders. Integrating data analytics into the internal audit approach isn’t easy, but the investment of time and money will help firms and […]

It’s been one month since the 2018 income tax season officially ended, and if you’re a paid preparer, you’re probably just now surfacing from a much needed break. Although you likely have several income tax returns to file due to extensions, you’re mostly recovered from a complicated and time consuming first four months of the […]

A Horse Named Tax Of the three Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby is the most well-known, highest attended, and highest grossing. It’s the most exciting two minutes in sports. And if you’re an accountant this year’s race will leave you beside yourself with excitement. Why you ask? Because there is a horse racing in […]

Section 199A Deduction: 2019 Tax Year Implications for Real Estate, Service Businesses and Partnerships The Section 199A deduction was rolled out in December 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Almost as soon as it was introduced, it was met with claims that it was convoluted and needed significant clarification. In response […]

The rollout of the Section 199A deduction has been cause for celebration for many businesses and business owners, but the calculation of the deduction isn’t easy, especially if taxable income is between the deduction threshold amounts. As a CPA or tax preparer, you need to be ready to help calculate the Sec 199A deduction for […]

In May 2014, FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update regarding Topic 606: Revenue from Contracts with Customers, along with various amendments, to be implemented in 2017 and 2019. In this post, we’ll talk about exact adoption dates of the new construction revenue recognition standards, the major updates, and how you can help your construction clients […]