In general, accounting is a system of recording and summarizing the financial transactions of business entities. As the “language of business,” accounting quantifies a business or organization’s economic activities and shares the information with stakeholders. There are many fields which fall under the umbrella term of accounting, including tax accounting,….
Forensic accounting is an industry understood by few, but with the massive increase in fraud (and divorces) over the last two decades, forensic accountants have gotten busier and busier. The internet has given scammers the tools to commit fraud at a much more rapid rate. Plus, the pandemic has produced….
The adoption of technology into accounting has had an interesting journey. While some were hesitant at first, it is clear that data analytics and sophisticated technology is imperative for firms and practitioners throughout the country. The reality is the digital tools have transformed the approach to accounting, making firms more….
The pandemic has hit the IRS hard over the last couple of years. From budget cuts to staff shortages, the 2020 and 2021 backlog of returns means that the IRS will face a major uphill battle this tax season. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s report to Congress, there are….
With cryptocurrency on the rise, even invading the NBA with the rename of the Staples Center to Crypto.com Arena, the use of cryptocurrencies are becoming commonplace in lives of Americans. Cryptocurrency, or just a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services, has created a need for….
From financial statement fraud to cybercrimes, and many other types of fraud in between, 2021 and beyond is likely to see a rise in fraud reaching nearly every industry. The pandemic has laid the foundation for fraud to run rampant, creating an environment where fraudulent activity will increase due to….
As a business owner, choosing how to handle your finances is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, decisions you can make. There are many things to consider when choosing between hiring an accounting firm versus using an accounting software. There are benefits of both options so here are….
At Ellrich, Neal, Smith & Stohlman, P.A., we deal with a variety of self-employed individuals. We often hear them talk about the tax deductions available for a corporation as opposed to a sole proprietorship. First of all, any deductions you can take on a corporate tax return are available on your….
From August 2019 to August 2020, there were a total of 12,123 merger and acquisition deals negotiated between businesses. Regardless if the agreements are large or small, each financial negotiation comes with its own set of complexities and requires intricate attention to detail. If you’re looking to complete your own….
Your divorce if over, the ink is dry on your settlement agreement or final judgement, as the case maybe. Now begins the picking up of the financial pieces. As a family, your financial status was fairly affluent. There was the large marital home, the vacation home, retirement accounts and savings/investment….