How Does Outsourcing Affect Span of Control?
Some time ago “Harwell” did an article on span of control, pointing out some of the variables that make an IT manager’s span of control so unlikely to conform to any consultant-recommended norm. I received a number of positive emails about the article, but one email in particular asked about a different kind of span… (0 comment)

IRS Expects Nearly 13 Million to File Extensions
As the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service expects nearly 40 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns either file or that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of the 2017 tax season. The IRS has tax help, publications and information… (0 comment)

Did The SEC Blackmail BDO Into Becoming A Mole?
In a little noticed indictment, back in 2015, The Securites And Exchange Commission charged the accounting firm BDO and five of its partners for ignoring warning signs in AmWay marketings workers compensation insurance subsidiary’s accounting practices and proceedures in 2013. They also filed fraud charges against the client company’s then-chairman of the board and majority… (0 comment)

Will Fee Freefall Kill The Independent Tax Preparer?
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published a story about “The Real Reason Everyone Offered You Free Tax Prep This Year.” The reason given was that the big software firms are trying to capture taxpayer data for future marketing purposes, and hoping for customer ‘stickiness.’ Attempting to generate ‘stickiness’ by providing low cost and free…