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IRS to clarify rules on payments in lieu of state and local taxes

The IRS announced that it intends to issue regulations explaining that legislation attempting to recharacterize state and local taxes as charitable contributions will be subject to interpretation under federal tax law.

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New compilation and review report requirements issued

The AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee issued Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services No. 24, which revises reporting requirements for compilations and reviews.

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Tech, people skills are key as accountants face changing demands

To be prepared for the future, accountants need to develop technical competencies, people skills and an agile mindset, the AICPA’s Clar Rosso said during the spring meeting of the AICPA governing Council.

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New skills essential for thriving amid digital disruption

Technological advancements have made it necessary for professionals and leaders to develop new skills to help their organizations thrive.

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GASB issues implementation guidance

New implementation guidance issued by the GASB is designed to clarify, explain or elaborate on state and local government accounting standards.

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Helping CPAs grasp the fundamentals of global power

The U.S. is headed for turbulence economically and politically over the next few years, geopolitical analyst Jacob Shapiro said during an AICPA spring governing Council session.

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How accounting firms can tap into benefits of AI

The technology can help empower existing professionals, not necessarily remove them, particularly in specialist fields.

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Charitable contribution procedures updated

The IRS issued new procedures for contributions to charitable organizations, including rules for when donors can rely on the information about an organization’s tax-exempt status on the IRS database Tax Exempt Organization Search.

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News quiz: IRS warns businesses about cyberthieves

Test your knowledge of recent news with this short quiz.

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AICPA recommends flexibility in partnership audits

The IRS should provide a simplified adjustment procedure for partnership audits, the AICPA recommended in a letter to the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office.

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