You Are Here: Home » 2019

Improving the Probability

Of a Successful Negotiation It does not matter if you are going to be involved in direct negotiations or negotiating a settlement during mediation, the key is to determine the answers to five critical questions. In this article, Nancy Neal Yeend shares the five critical questions and answers that must be addressed to successfully negotiate. It does not matter if you are going to be involved in direct negoti ...

Read more

What Constitutes Best Evidence?

Attaining Reasonable Certainty in Economic Damages Calculations (Part III of III) The purpose of this article—the third of three (Part I and Part II) on this topic—is to provide the reader with an understanding of Chapter 3 (What Constitutes Best Evidence) of the 2018 Practice Aid as well as certain other publications containing a body of knowledge on the best evidence to support economic damages in a court ...

Read more

Tips for Managing an Inherited IRA

After the death of a spouse, a client has several options for handling the retirement accounts that belonged to the deceased. Here is a brief overview of the financial implications of different strategies for managing IRAs and Roth IRAs. This helpful chart shows the rules and requirements related to distributions for clients who inherit a Roth IRA. To read the full article in MarketWatch, click: Tips for Ma ...

Read more

IRS Expands Relief from Underpayment Penalty

The Internal Revenue Service has announced it is lowering to 80% from 85% the amount taxpayers must have paid to escape an underpayment of estimated income tax penalty for 2018. The usual rule requires at least a 90% payment of tax shown on the return. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: IRS Expands Relief from Underpayment Penalty. ...

Read more

Women Fear Running Out of Money in Retirement

A survey found that most women prioritize planning for retirement and their family's future, but more than seven in 10 believe they are not doing a very good job. Running out of money in retirement is a big worry for 70% of women, but only 20% of them have come up with a plan to deal with this challenge. The Women's Resource Center, found in Broadridge Advisor, contains dozens of client articles, illustrati ...

Read more

Part-Time Accountant

Full-Time Mother and the Firm Perspective (Part II of II) This article is a follow-up article to an earlier article written by Laura Whitman, CPA, MS, manager, WithumSmith+Brown, PC titled Part-Time Accountant; Full-Time Mother. In this article, Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, ABV, CFF, interviews John Mortenson, CPA, partner in charge of the Withum East Brunswick, NJ office who interviewed Laura Whitman regarding ...

Read more

Make it Easier

For Prospects and Clients to Work With You One of the easy-to-implement practice development tips proposed by the author, who coaches, is this: If you are looking to build/grow your practice, start by making just one thing easier for your prospects and clients to use or understand. Identify something they do, read, or experience and answer this question: How could I make that easier? In this article, four c ...

Read more

Estate and Gift Exclusion Clawback Addressed in Proposed Regs

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed regulations meant to address inconsistent treatment that could arise as a result of the temporary increase in the exclusion amount for estate and gift taxes that was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: Estate and Gift Exclusion Clawback Addressed in Proposed Regs. ...

Read more

The TCJA and State Considerations for Business

It has been over a year since the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed. Taxpayers and tax advisers are continuing to peel back its layers of complexity to understand the various provisions. Taxpayers with state tax obligations and state tax practitioners face an additional challenge of understanding the implications of the new or amended federal provisions on state taxation. To read the ...

Read more

Is it Ever a Good Idea to Hold Company Stock in a 401(k)?

Company retirement plans have changed significantly over the past few decades, with a few trends coming on strong. In light of the fact that 401(k) participants are famously hands-off, plans have increasingly added “nudge” features to get more people saving: Roughly two thirds of plans now offer automatic enrollment, for example, up from just about half in 2012. Roth accounts have also shot up in popularity ...

Read more

Understand the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Evolution

Meet Skynet … Your Professional Role is About to Change! What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? How will AI impact the way we work? Serve our clients? In this article, the author explains what AI is and how the evolving technology will impact our professional practice. The goal of artificial intelligence (AI) in the computer science world is to create human intelligence demonstrated by machines. Once this hu ...

Read more

Part-Time Accountant

Full-Time Mother (Part I of II) Striking a work-life balance is difficult. Are there solutions and an upside to firms committed to retaining the investment made developing professionals? This article was originally written in 2013 for the Withum Journal where Laura Whitman shares her perspective. The article has been updated to reflect events that occurred since it was originally published. This article was ...

Read more

IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” Scams—2019 Edition

The Internal Revenue Service has highlighted 12 abusive tax schemes it wants taxpayers and tax practitioners to be on alert for this year. Phishing and scam phone calls are the biggest repeat offenders. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” Scams—2019 Edition. ...

Read more

How to Realize Tax Benefits for Charitable Clients

Changes in the tax code have doubled the standard deduction, meaning that clients who donate money to charity may not see the tax benefits to which they are accustomed. Advisers can help by encouraging clients older than 70½ to use qualified charitable distributions and having younger clients use gift clumping strategies. Volume 1 of The Adviser's Guide to Financial and Estate Planning has several chapters ...

Read more

What Advisors do with their Time

Financial advisors spend a significant portion of their time on back-office tasks and the search for new clients. New technology does not necessarily allow advisors to add more clients but may instead enable them to provide deeper services to their existing clients. To read the full article in Nerd’s Eye View, click: What Advisors do with their Time. ...

Read more

What to Consider When Divorcing Parties Have

Ownership Interests in Privately Held Companies This article focuses on concepts and issues that are important for family law attorneys to understand when navigating cases that involve divorcing clients with ownership interests in privately-held entities. One of the first questions that arises is whether we need to retain a valuation expert? This is an important question, where experts can provide attorneys ...

Read more

How to Build Your Editorial Calendar

Implement Your Content Marketing Strategy To successfully implement a content marketing plan to support your firm’s overall marketing goals, you need to build an editorial calendar. In a solid, well-planned editorial calendar, everything is planned out in advance, from scheduling to headlines. In this post, Dr. Lee Frederiksen shares some tips for creating an editorial calendar. To successfully implement a ...

Read more

Seven Tips to Customize Generic Marketing Content

Get a return on your marketing investment by customizing content to fit your niche. This article offers seven tips for advisers, including being authentic and specific and ending all articles with a call to action. Take your marketing strategy further with this new podcast on creating a cohesive online presence, open to all courtesy of the PFP Section. To read the full article in Advisor Perspectives, click ...

Read more

How to Know if Retirement is Right for You

CPAs explain key factors to consider when moving to life’s next chapter. The calendar says it may be time to retire, but how do you know if you are emotionally ready to take that step? The decision to retire is intensely personal, according to Michael Goodman, CPA,PFS, president and principal of Wealthstream Advisors Inc. of New York City, who often counsels individuals on their retirement plans. To read th ...

Read more

Fresh New Look: The Analysis of a Tax Return for Financial Planning Opportunities

One of our most popular resources is ready to go with a fresh new look! Use the Analysis of a Tax Return for Financial Planning Opportunities piece alongside a client's 1040 to identify their needs and places to add value, and to open the door for deeper conversations. To read the full article in Smart Brief, click: Fresh New Look: The Analysis of a Tax Return for Financial Planning Opportunities. ...

Read more

©2019 NACVA and the Consultants' Training Institute • (800) 677-2009 • 5217 South State Street, Suite 400 Salt Lake City, UT USA 84107

event themes - theme rewards

Scroll to top
UA-49898941-1
lw