Author Archives: Surgent CPE Team

In this Firm Spotlight, we chat with Claudia Albelais about what inspired her to study accounting, her internship with R&A CPAs, and how their support inspired her to join the firm full time as an Assurance Supervisor. R&A CPAs has been providing comprehensive accounting and advisory services since 1942. Based in Tucson, Arizona, this firm […]

In this Firm Spotlight, we interviewed Staff Accountant Dustin Flaspohler of Landmark CPAs in Fort Smith, Arkansas, about how he became involved in accounting, what sets Landmark CPAs apart from the rest, and how they foresee technology impacting the accounting industry. Landmark CPAs has been in operation for over 60 years, earning clients’ trust by […]

Our Firm Spotlight series aims to highlight exemplary accounting organizations across the country. This week we focus on The Fairman Group Family Office, based in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania. This firm provides a full range of wealth management and tax advisory services to high net worth individuals and families in the Philadelphia area. Their experts holistically view […]

CPAs know that staying updated on continuing professional education (CPE) credits is both essential for providing the best service to clients and also required to stay in compliance as practicing CPAs. But with continual updates to tax laws, ever-changing regulations, new standards to meet on a regular basis, and new technology coming to the industry, […]

The installment of our Firm Spotlight series highlights GMS Surgent. This Philadelphia-area firm specializes in individual advisory services, profitability analysis and performance management, and takes pride in their 35 years of serving both local and national clients. “Personal Attention – Valuable Results”, a cornerstone of the firm’s mission statement, reinforces GMS Surgent’s commitment to creating […]

3 Ways Surgent's Unlimited CPE for CPAs Is Perfect for You

CPE hours are an integral part of the accounting profession; CPAs use them not only to keep their licenses current, but to stay up-to-date on new technologies and advancements and enhance their careers. However, getting CPE hours isn’t exactly easy, and finding relevant opportunities can be time consuming and frustrating, especially if your deadline is […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act implemented in December 2017 will cause dramatic changes to the tax treatment of alimony payments as of January 1st, 2019, effectively reversing the tax treatment of payments by payers and recipients. Here, we’ll provide an overview of how the new law will affect divorce or separation instruments, and how […]

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With many details yet to be settled, timely new course series from Surgent will help CPAs and tax preparers orient themselves for likely tax and ACA reform.

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The reality is that accountants are a pretty cool bunch who have, over the years, contributed a whole lot more to society than just the double-entry bookkeeping system.

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The IRS is warning tax professionals about a scam involving email and IRS e-services. The scam is actually a variation of a prior scam, where tax professionals receive an email asking them to update their accounts.