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

2020 Tax Season - Staff Meeting Agenda
January 16, 2020
2020 Tax Season - A staff meeting to start another tax season is a smart idea, whether your staff simply includes your spouse and an admin, or rather partners, preparers, reviewers, and bookkeepers.
Final 2019 Form 1040 - 7 Changes to Note
January 09, 2020
The IRS has released its final version of the 2019 Form 1040. Say bye-bye to the “postcard” — sort of. For 2018, the idea of a postcard tax return resulted in the old and trusted Form 1040
The SECURE Act - Last Minute Legislation Includes Pension and IRA Changes
January 01, 2020
The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, (HR 1865) was must-pass legislation or the government would have closed down on Dec. 21, 2019. Tacked onto the critical appropriation bill were many
Last Minute Appropriations Act Includes Extenders
December 30, 2019
The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, (HR 1865) was must-pass legislation or the government would close down on Dec. 21, 2019. Tacked onto the critical appropriation bill were many
IRS changes Form 1065 and the Form 1065 K-1 for 2019
December 17, 2019
The IRS released revised drafts of the 2019 Form 1065 and the 2019 Form 1065, Schedule K-1. There are lots of changes from the prior year. It will save you time in your busy tax season if you take a

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
2019 CONFERENCES
May 10, 2019
Earn 40 credits in a week while visiting one of our spectacular 25 destinations. Featuring the best instructors and curriculum in the industry. Learn in the morning and play in the afternoon!
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.