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IRS announced the 2019 COLA adjustments to retirement plan limits on November 1, 2018 in Notice 2018-83. Elective deferrals for 401(k), 403(b), etc. plans rise from $18,500 to $19,000, plus $6,000 for those age 50 or older. The limit on defined contribution accounts increases from $55,000 to $56,000. The definition of a key employee in […]

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 […]

Reduce stress with the secret of the bicycle

With busy season looming while you’re furiously trying to learn all about the massive tax reform law, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce stress. I’m not talking about the stress that motivates us; I’m talking about the wasteful stress that just consumes energy and throws us off balance. You’ve heard many ways to fight […]

Since I frequently hear the same three questions about QuickBooks Desktop at the start of every new year, I thought I’d share these most-asked QuickBooks year end questions (and answers) with you! 1. How do I close the year in my QuickBooks file? Answer: You don’t! QuickBooks company files do not require or support a year-end […]

By Mary Trapani Usernames. I can’t sign up for that new, cool service because I cannot come up with even one more username. Passwords. The bane of many an existence. Change it every 30 days and you can’t use the same one as you ever did in the last 40 years. It’s a hassle. As […]

By: Denise Appleby, CISP, CRC, CRPS, CRSP, APA As the deadline for recharacterizing a 2016 Roth IRA conversion approaches, practitioners will likely be consulted about whether individuals should recharacterize their 2016 Roth conversions. In cases where the Roth conversion amount has lost market value, a recharacterization might make good tax sense. In this article, we […]

by Mary Trapani Make no mistake – the Equifax breach is huge and will have a massive impact. It is very likely that you, a client, or someone you care about will be Equi-fected. I say this not to scare you but to call you to action! Some feel Equifax is a victim since they […]

Are you considering bringing Quickbooks to your CPA Practice? Here’s a 4-step solution from Quickbooks expert Ilene Eisen, CPA.

When it comes to your implementation plan for Topic 606, the FASB’s new revenue recognition model, here are 3 details not to overlook.

Energy is often one of the most ignored — and most important — factors in individual and corporate success. If you think your organization needs an energy boost, here’s a 4-step diagnostic tool to find out, from change management and corporate identity consultant Greg Conderacci.