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12/14/2017

In his latest blog post, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers shares a list of his blog posts that resonated most with readers throughout 2017. "These top blog posts for the year reflect an eagerness by my readers to expand their knowledge of the profession and improve their service to their organizations," he writes.

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Richard Chambers
12/14/2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is entering theaters. Before you run to get tickets, ask yourself, "Am I up-to-date on the FASB's new credit-loss standard?" Even though the effective date might seem it's "in a galaxy far, far away," it's really not.

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AICPA Insights
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FASB
12/14/2017

CPAs can help their clients by explaining the advantages of using a health savings account as an investment vehicle, rather than only a checking account for health care.

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CPA Insider
12/14/2017

Find out how understanding S corporation basis rules allows practitioners to help clients take advantage of planning opportunities aimed at maximizing deductible pass-through losses and lowering the shareholder's tax liability.

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The Tax Adviser
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S corporation
12/14/2017

About one-fifth of Americans older than 65 work, some to earn extra money and others because they want to. Here are three tips for transitioning into a career as an independent consultant after leaving a job.

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Fortune
12/14/2017

The Tech Tip column has compiled five of its best tips from 2017. Read for advice on how to keep your phone charged during a disaster, how to track the whereabouts of luggage and other topics.

12/14/2017

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has unveiled a consultation document on disclosures related to attempts to avoid the common reporting standard. It is seeking public input.

12/14/2017

In a widely expected move, the Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by one-quarter point to a range of 1.25% to 1.5%. The Fed also raised its forecast for economic growth in 2018 and indicated three rate increases could come next year.

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Federal Reserve
12/14/2017

Disney plans to purchase television, film and other assets from 21st Century Fox in an all-stock deal worth $52.4 billion. The deal calls for Disney to assume $13.7 billion in net debt.

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Disney, The deal, Fox
12/14/2017

A report from the Anti-Fraud Collaboration outlines many factors that can deter the reporting of fraud within an organization. These include managerial attitudes, ignorance of the investigative process and fear of termination or other retaliation, the report says.

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