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March 15, 2013Representative Lynn Jenkins, CPA, introduced H.R. 901 (Tax Due Dates Bill) in the House. Schedule K-1 is used to report each shareholder’s share of income, losses, deductions and credits and must be included with the tax return for partnerships, S corporations and other pass-throughs. Taxpayers and preparers have long struggled with problems created when Schedules K-1 arrive late, making it difficult, if not impossible, to file a timely, accurate tax return. An AICPA-backed bill has been re-introduced in both houses of Congress to alleviate this problem. If enacted this year, it would take effect for tax year 2014 (2015 filing season) and affect filing of Forms 1065, 1120S, 1120 and 1041.
March 7, 2013Fountain’s Governance Express is a series designed to provide participants the opportunity to peer into the inner workings of the corporate world and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) processes. The series provides participants with ideas and tools to lead their organizations towards the establishment and effective sustainability of GRC programs. Included within the series are critical topics of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Fraud and Ethics.
March 7, 2013KPMG released its "2013 M&A Outlook Survey" which shows that activity is expected to increase in 2013. The report on www.kpmg.com includes the survey and a video of KPMG leaders evaluating the results and proposing their perspective of how 2013 will take shape.
March 6, 2013The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) has redrafted almost all of the auditing sections in Codification of Statements on Auditing Standards (contained in AICPA Professional Standards) now reflecting the ASB’s established clarity drafting conventions designed to make the standards easier to read, understand, and apply.
The AICPA has resources available to assist auditors.Source: AICPA
March 3, 2013February 20, 2013: Steven Brill, in this special report by "TIME," evaluates the system of billing and payment for health care services and products. Health care eventually affects everyone. If it hasn't struck home to you yet, read this article that spotlights the huge discrepancies in billing and payment and why what is mostly provided by "non-profit" entities is really a big business with a system run amok.
February 20, 2013The Northeast, Metro, and Wichita chapters held dinner events to honor 2012 CPA passers in January 2013. President Farley spoke at Washburn University for the NE Chapter, Crosby Kemper III (CEO of KC Library) spoke at the Metro chapter event at the Ritz Charles, and the Wichita chapter hosted Dr. Gerald Graham as speaker of their event at the Wichita Country Club.
Ken Selzer, Vice Chair of the KSCPA Educational Foundation and the chapter presidents (Michele Herzog, Robyn Seglem, and Heather Eichem) presented certificates to each of the passers in attendance. Two gold keys were presented to the top scorers in the testing windows. They are David Small, Wichita, and Andrea Biagioli, Metro.
Congratulations to all of the passers, and welcome to the profession!
February 19, 2013CPA Practice Advisor: February 18, 2013 -- From managing client accounts at a large regional firm to helping other professional accountants build stronger practices, L. Gary Boomer, CPA.CITP, has seen all aspects of the profession. On Sunday, the president of Boomer Consultant (and past president of the Kansas Society of CPAs) became the latest professional to be inducted into the CPA Practice Advisor's Accounting Hall of Fame. Boomer joins Randy Johnston, President of NMGI of Hutchinson and regular speaker at KSCPA events, and two others in the Hall of Fame.
February 18, 2013The Kansas Society of CPAs is your connection to over 2,800 members and another 2,500 financial professionals and other professionals, including attorneys, financial planners and others who work for CPAs, thoughout Kansas and the surrounding states who purchase educational products from the KSCPA. Whether you place an ad in Skyscapes or on the website, or make face-to-face contact by sponsoring or exhibiting at one of tje KSCPA events, you are guaranteed an audience of specialized professionals. Check out the opportunities today!
February 13, 2013The Northeast Chapter of the KSCPA made another generous annual contribution to the Kansas Society of CPAs Educational Foundation of $7,000. The foundation funds educational programs that advance the accounting profession, including $54,750 annually in scholarships and faculty grants. In addition to the Northeast Chapter, the Metro Chapter, and the Western Chapter generously contribute to the foundation. Other sources are from assessments that each member pays when remitting annual dues and additional contributions from members. Over 95% of annual income goes directly to the colleges and universities and other programs, making the foundation an excellent choice for tax-deductible contributions.
Save Wisely, Spend Happily - Americans Continue to Struggle with Finances; Talking About Problems Remains TabooFebruary 12, 2013Americans would rather discuss job, health or marriage problems than share their money woes. That’s according to survey results captured in a new infographic to promote Save Wisely, Spend Happily. The survey found that only 14 percent of U.S. adults are willing to talk about their financial problems. More than a quarter, 28 percent, said they have no one to consult for financial advice. Nearly two thirds, 65 percent, said that keeping financially fit is as hard or harder than keeping physically fit.Source: AICPA