Newsflash - Nov. 2, 2017

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IRS Preps For 2018 Tax Filing Season, Announces PTIN Renewal Is Underway

By Kelly Phillips Erb
forbes.com

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2018 is underway. All current PTINs will expire on December 31, 2017.

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IRS Releases 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan

By Andrew R. Roberson and Kevin Spencer
natlawreview.com

The US Department of Treasury and IRS issue Priority Guidance Plans each year to identify the tax issues they believe should be addressed through regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notice and other published administrative guidance.

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SEC Approves PCAOB’s New Auditor’s Reporting Model

By Ken Tysiac
journalofaccountancy.com

The SEC unanimously approved the PCAOB’s new auditor’s reporting standard, supporting the communication of “critical audit matters” as a way for auditors to provide more information to investors and the public.

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Rejoicing Over Reduced Regulations

By Roger Russell
accountingtoday.com

Tax practitioners who advise family-owned businesses are breathing a sigh of relief that proposed regulations under Code Section 2704 are part of an eight-regulation bundle that the Treasury has marked to be revoked or revised.

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10 Ways Bookkeepers Can Help Prevent Fraud in Small Businesses

By Jody Linick
accountingweb.com

If a bookkeeper enters the bills and the bill payments, AND prints the checks, AND reconciles the bank statements, there is opportunity for fraud. Here's what to look for to help prevent it.

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Black Friday Sale: 15% Off All CPE Seminars Through November

By FICPA
ficpa.org

Here at the FICPA, Black Friday lasts a lot longer. And we won't make you wake up early, camp out in the parking lot or brave the crowds. We want you to celebrate the season with 15% in savings on all CPE seminars purchased from Oct. 31 – Dec. 3, 2017.*

Claiming your savings is easy – just enter discount code BLKFRI17 during checkout and save 15% on CPE seminars around the state

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FASB NFP Topic 958 Contributions Received and Made

By FICPA
ficpa.org

The FICPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee has issued its response to the FASB Exposure Draft entitled: Proposed Accounting Standards Update: Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made (Not-for-Profit Entities – Topic 958)

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Wolters Kluwer November Member Benefits

By Wolters Kluwer
tools.cchgroup.com

Book of the Month: Multistate Tax Guide to Pass-Through Entities (2018) 40% OFF!

An authoritative practice-tested reference tool for professionals seeking accurate and timely information concerning the operation of multistate or single-state S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships in all 50 states. Offer ends Nov. 30, 2017.

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Tech Tip: How to Disable Sign-in Screen When You Wake Your Windows 10 Device

By FICPA
ficpa.org

Letting your Windows 10 devices go to sleep or go into low power mode helps conserve battery power. But there is a minor annoyance each time you wake the device: you have to enter your PIN or password. If you own a Windows Hello device, it’s quick and easy, since all you have to do is look at the screen and immediately you are logged in. But for those with older devices, you have to enter credentials.

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Your FICPA Benefits at Work: Office Depot November Specials

By Office Depot
odams.officedepot.com

Paper prices are going up, so it's time to stock up! View the deals here. Remember that - exclusively as a member of FICPA - you get $25 off your qualifying delivery of $150 or more! Access them through your Office Depot account, under the FICPA's umbrella.

Set up your account and save today


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In Memoriam

David M. Berman – 9/16/17
Daniel Davies 10/15/17
William P Owens 6/13/17
Wayne M Peterson 10/9/17
Sandra Schultz 10/5/17
Robert G Shiell 9/30/17
Glenn Odell Turner 10/14/17


Look for the next issue of FICPA NewsFlash Nov. 16, 2017.

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