If your client has a financial interest in, or signature authority over, any foreign accounts, certain filing requirements with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in addition to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may apply. Filing requirements may also apply to taxpayers that have direct or indirect control over a foreign or domestic entity with foreign financial accounts, even if the taxpayer does not have foreign account(s).
Problems arising from billing and collections practices have often plagued CPA firms. By taking a few basic steps in the creation of a thoughtful billing and collections policy, firms can avoid or manage such problems. Further, those same steps will help firms improve the quality of their practices, attract a better client base, help generate more fees, and improve cash flow. Many of these steps should begin in advance of a client engagement.