Western CPE Blogs

Written by industry professionals on the latest trends and changes in the accounting landscape. Our CPE courses offer comprehensive instruction taught by the same instructors that author our blog posts.

eTax Alerts

Form 8332 - Don't Claim the Same!
November 13, 2019
What happens when both parents claim the same dependent on their taxes? Jason Demar, the Non Custodial Parent, Claimed his Son but Didn’t Attach a Form 8332 (Jason Demar v. Comm., TCM 2019-91)
IRS Changes Form 990 Schedule B Reporting of Donor Information - Again and Again
November 06, 2019
Judge says IRS change to donor reporting unlawful. In Rev. Proc. 2018-38, issued July 16, 2018, the IRS eliminated the donor disclosure requirement for all §501(c) organizations (other than 501(c)(3)
Change of Address - How to Notify the IRS and Why
October 30, 2019
Failure to Send Change of Address Form to the IRS Meant Taxpayers Missed the Deadline for Petitioning Tax Court
Taxpayer Advocate Names Top 10 Most Litigated Issues
October 23, 2019
Taxpayer Advocate Names Top 10 Most Litigated Issues (TAS Report) According to The Taxpayer Advocate Report, here are the top 10 tax issues which generated court opinions from Jun. 1, 2017 through May
5 Changes to Note on New Draft of 2019 Form 1065 K-1
October 11, 2019
The IRS has released a draft of the 2019 Form 1065 K-1. Whether you prepare partnership and LLC returns and their accompanying K-1s or whether you input your clients’ K-1 to their personal tax

Accounting Tips

Lease Accounting Alert - FASB Codification 842
July 23, 2019
Planning Time Extended, But It's Needed Last week, the FASB gave private companies a wonderful surprise. On Wednesday, July 17, the board proposed to delay the effective date of the new lease standard
May 10, 2019
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Marketing for CPAs, Accountants, and Tax Professionals
November 21, 2018
Are you looking for solutions for marketing and growing your tax and accounting firm? Did you know 30% of mobile searches are related to a location? If someone searches for “cpa firms near me” on Google, and you are not there in the top results, you just lost a potential customer.
Instructor Spotlight: Jeff Sailor, CPA
February 22, 2018
Jeff’s unrelenting energy is palpable as he talks about professional development—as a speaker, a business professional, and an individual.
Cryptocurrency Generation and Taxation
January 31, 2018
New cryptocurrency investors and CPAs alike have questions about how digital currency tokens are created, traded, and taxed. Below, we’ll give an overview of how miners acquire derivatives of a cryptocurrency token, as well as a brief synopsis of what the IRS has said so far regarding the taxation of gains on the trading of digital currencies.