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The Seven Attributes of an Excellent Estate Executor
Choosing the right executor for your or your client’s estate can be the difference between things going according to the decedent’s wishes and the estate being ransacked and depleted.
Feeling Blue: What to Expect in 2021
Here’s what CPAs and financial planners should keep in mind as we kick off 2021 with Democratic majorities in the House and Senate and a new president in the White House.
The Hidden Gems of the CAA
The latest COVID-19 relief bill contains some headline grabbers, but other less trumpeted provisions could also make a big difference for CPAs and their clients.
A Look Back, a Race Forward
If this year taught us anything, it should be that, together, there are no challenges we can’t overcome.
Don’t Be a Casualty: How to Survive 2021 CPA License Renewal
Getting ahead of the rush to renew your CPA credential might be the most important thing on your 2021 to-do list.
Building a Bridge to the Future
On the cusp of a historic technological shift, strategy is key to future success. The Illinois CPA Society’s new consulting service is here to help your firm create that strategy.
What’s New for the Next Tax Season?
2020 was a year of legislation with significant tax implications—here are the biggest changes that may impact your clients in the coming tax filing season.
How to Keep Your Star Players on the Roster
It’s time to rethink the workplace, how work gets done, and what leaders can do to keep top performers on the team now and as the job market recovers.
Your Career in the Time of COVID
Professional growth looks different now, but with self-reflection, intentionality, and perseverance, you can make progress in these tough times.
Sailing Into 2021: The Economic Outlook
After 2020’s rough waters, economists predict smoother sailing in 2021—with a few caveats. Here’s what’s on the horizon in the new year.
Planning for the Future in Unprecedented Times
If the tumult of 2020 has you wondering how to even begin planning for 2021, fear not: Scenario planning can help finance professionals budget, strategize, and position their organizations for success.
The Ethics of Remote Work
Changes to the ways we work necessitate a new ethical perspective.
Skate Shorter Shifts: A Strategy for Focus
Use this hockey lesson to remain focused amidst distractions.
People: The Driver of Your CPA Firm’s Success
Here’s why your team is the heart of your firm and the most important part of propelling it forward.
Don’t Just Survive: Thrive
2021 is your year to stop barely getting by and instead invest in a strategy for profitable CPA firm growth.
Four Financial Planning Lessons for Turbulent Times
Wise investors and financial planners can learn from the market crashes and rallies of 2020 and heed these lessons to succeed no matter what 2021 brings.
How Tax Reductions Pass the Buck
Tax reductions may seem like a good way to help deserving people, but the system is designed to simply shift the burden to the next taxpayer’s shoulders.
Five Areas of Change as Audits Go Virtual
With virtual audits on the rise in response to COVID-19, it’s time to usher in the age of the remote audit—and prepare for it to remain long after the pandemic recedes.
The Expanded 2021 Board Agenda
The extreme and unusual pressures of 2020 have necessitated new areas of focus for directors heading into 2021.
IN Play: Q&A With Edward K. Zollars, CPA
Zollars, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch Ltd., shares how he uses online platforms as a way to connect with other CPAs and stay ahead of developments within the profession.