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VBOA/NASBA CPE Audit Tracker Service Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE: As of July 16, 2019, courses taken with the VSCPA from July 1, 2019, on are syncing properly and should be reflected in the tracker. However, any courses taken with the VSCPA from March 4, 2019 – June 30, 2019 are not yet reflected in the CPE credits reported in the current reporting period.

Calculate the Real Cost of Catastrophe

If we have one job as CFOs, it’s protecting the value of our companies. One of the most insidious threats to corporate value is sudden disruption from events like fire, hurricane, flood, earthquake, or cyberattack — disruption that is ostensibly insured. The problem is, there’s always a portion of

A Brief Exercise to Spur Innovation on Your Team

Your business needs it, you ask employees for it, you incent them to deliver it, but in the end, do you really get it? I’m talking about innovation. When the Conference Board queried CEOs in 2018, it found that one of their most important concerns was “creating new business models to adapt to

5 Ways CFOs Can Use AI — Today

There’s been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence, no question. But there are highly practical ways that CFOs can use AI right now to bring new efficiencies to the enterprise. Learn about five of them at CFO.com.

Innovation for Small Firms on a Budget

A good practice for accounting firms of all sizes is to regularly assess your software choices to see if you can identify upgrades to provide a better experience for customers and increased productivity for team members. Swapping out one software for another may not feel like large-scale innovation,

Trump Signs IRS Reform Bill Into Law

President Donald Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill to make improvements to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that does not include a controversial provision that would have codified the Free File program for low- and middle-income taxpayers. The law makes a host of targeted improvements

4 Steps to Ensure a Return on Your Technology Investment

Accounting firms today have unprecedented levels of opportunities. Tax reform is driving demand for tax planning services, and advisory fees are outpacing traditional compliance work in larger firms. Many firms recognize that implementing the latest technologies is key to winning their share of

FinCEN: Cryptocurrency Currently Not FBAR Reportable

Tax practitioners and taxpayers alike have long grappled with whether virtual currency, aka cryptocurrency, is reportable for purposes of FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Normally, the value of fiat currency, i.e., U.S. dollars and other assets held by a foreign

ProPublica Expands Online 990 Search Access

News and investigation website ProPublica launched an addition to its NonProfit Explorer page for search of Form 990s. Users can search the full text of nearly 3 million electronically filed nonprofit tax filings sent to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2011. Users of the free database

VBOA Completes Transition to Uniform License Expiration Date

All Virginia CPA licensees are on the same renewal cycle. Last year, the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) began transitioning to a uniform license expiration date of June 30. As of now, all individual and firm licenses expire that day each year, with renewal available at least 90 days before