• Friendly divorcing couples don't always stay friendly, and who do they blame when things don't work out the way they had hoped? The CPA.
  • March tip of the month: Conflict of Interest

    CPAs often run into situations where they have been preparing tax returns for a married couple for several years, and the couple decides to get a divorce. Divorcing spouses who ask their CPA to provide advice and services to both spouses often present a potential conflict of interest. Friendly divorcing couples don’t always stay friendly, and who do they blame when things don’t work out the way they had hoped? The CPA.

    Communicating and Documenting Options to TPR Clients

    CAMICO issued an updated Alert to our policyholders in response to the IRS February 13, 2015 release of Rev. Proc. 2015-20 offering tangible property regulations (TPR) relief to small businesses and rental real estate owners. Rev. Proc. 2015-20 provides a simplified procedure for small businesses to comply with the final tangible property regulations, although with some trade-offs.

    Alert — Final Tangible Property Regulations Require Filing Application for Change in Accounting Method for 2014 Tax Year (Revised)

    The following alert has been modified as a result of new guidance provided by the IRS. On February 13, 2015, the IRS released Rev. Proc. 2015-20, which provides a new simplified procedure for small businesses. Under this simplified method, a small business may adopt the final tangible property regulations on a prospective basis and Form 3115 is not required.

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