Practice Management & Professional Standards

The QAR: Handle with care

A qualified amended return can allow taxpayers to avoid certain penalties, but only in closely circumscribed circumstances.

Proposed AICPA tax standards address new concerns

The AICPA is seeking comments by Dec. 31, 2022, on proposed changes to the Statements on Standards for Tax Services, which have been reorganized and amended to reflect the current state of the profession and the emerging needs of today’s members.

Proposed revisions to the AICPA tax standards

The AICPA released proposed revisions to the SSTSs for public comment on Monday. The proposal includes new standards on data protection, reliance on tools, and representation of clients before taxing authorities.

Protecting a taxpayer’s privileges

Protecting a client’s tax privileges is a fundamental duty of the CPA tax professional, and it is critical that the CPA understand the privileges that are available to a client-taxpayer.

Show value, add value, and bring value: Part 2

After guiding clients through two years of struggle and turmoil, now is the time for CPA firms to build on those relationships by further highlighting the value proposition they provide.

Tax Insider Articles


Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.


Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.