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Safeguarding the future: Unveiling the interplay of AI and fraud

September 13, 2023

Fraudsters and cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging AI algorithms and techniques to perpetrate sophisticated scams, manipulate systems, and exploit unsuspecting individuals and organizations.

  • technology

Neurodiversity in accounting: A career match

September 12, 2023

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts have swept the accounting nation and generally take the form of inclusiveness among different races, genders and abilities. Neurodiversity is another piece of the DEI pie.

  • careers
  • practice management

Ed Zollars - Better late than never section 174 guidance arrives

September 11, 2023

This week's topics: IRS make last minute change to K-2/K-3 FAQ for 2022 returns;Preliminary guidance for §174 changes made in TCJA that took effect in 2022 issued by the IRS

  • tax

Ed Zollars - Electronic filing of information return mandate issues

September 07, 2023

This week's topics: HHS sends letter to DEA recommending that marijuana be reclassified as a Schedule III drug;General guidance issued determining tax status of 2023 state payments - and IRS asks for comments prior to giving additional guidance;IRS clarifies limits of 2007 CCA on ESBTs and NOLs;News release on electronic filing of Form 8300

  • tax

Scholarship Spotlight: Zackary Alcoser

August 30, 2023

2023 Hoffman, Stewart & Schmidt PC Scholarship recipient from The OSCPA Educational Foundation, Zackary J. Alcoser is dedicated to achieving CPA status while ensuring he continues to be the best version of himself for his wife and kids.

  • the educational foundation scholarship

Ed Zollars - Week of IRS delaying requirements

August 28, 2023

This week's topics: Proposed regulations issued for digital asset broker reporting on Form 1099-DA;IRS delays requirement for high income employees to make employer plan catch-up contribution to designated Roth accounts until plan years beginning after December 31, 2025;2024 health care premium tax credit percentages published by the IRS

  • tax

Educator Expense Deduction helps teachers cut classroom costs

August 28, 2023

Teachers often buy classroom supplies with their own money. The Educator Expense Deduction helps them get some of that money back. Eligible teachers and administrators can deduct part of the cost of technology, supplies and training from their taxes. They can claim this deduction only for expenses that weren't reimbursed by their employer, a grant or other sources.

Member Spotlight: Forrest Cooley

August 28, 2023

2023 recipient of the Jay Richardson Memorial Scholarship from The OSCPA Educational Foundation, Forrest M. Cooley strives for constant improvement and setting new milestones as he finds success on his journey to becoming a CPA.

  • member news
  • the educational foundation scholarship

Member Spotlight: Sydney Berrey

August 24, 2023

Recipient of the 2023 SingerLewak LLP Scholarship from The OSCPA Educational Foundation, Sydney E. Berrey defines success as helping others succeed despite their unfamiliarity with finance and accounting.

  • member news
  • the educational foundation scholarship

What happens to your practice when you die

August 22, 2023

From buy-sell to practice continuation agreements, find out how you can prepare your business for the unexpected.

  • practice management

CAS: What it really means and how to lean into its benefits

August 21, 2023

Client accounting services for CPAs come in all shapes and sizes, depending on what clients want and need.

  • advisory services
  • practice management

Ed Zollars - Renting the owners' homes to their business didn't work as well as expected

August 21, 2023

This week's topics: Limited relief likely coming for beneficial ownership reporting;IRS being challenged in an attempt to treat state law limited partners as receiving SE income;Rent your home to your business for 13 days each year plan mainly failed;Advance memo states IRS objection to a marketed trust tax avoidance plan;IRS memo explains credit unions can only claim COVID ERC on 2021 wages

  • tax

Value creation and opportunities for CPAs on the metaverse

August 21, 2023

As CPAs, we are often seen as advisors by our clients for business-related matters. This is why we need to familiarize ourselves with Metaverse, how this virtual environment can add value to our clients and how CPAs should leverage this technology.

  • careers
  • practice management
  • technology

Member Spotlight - Matthew Bowers

August 18, 2023

Southern Oregon Chapter Chair Matthew Bowers shares how infamous fraud scandals became a source of inspiration for him to pursue the CPA profession.

  • member news

Ed Zollars - IRS issues warning for certain ESOP programs

August 14, 2023

This week's topics: Deduction for non-qualified deferred compensation not accelerated for the seller when the liability is transferred to the buyer of a business;Tax professionals and taxpayers warned about issues with certain employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) arrangements;Reduction of non-recourse debt amount was added to sales proceeds, not a cancellation of debt so no §108 relief was available

  • tax

Pay to play: Can pay transparency help CPA firms attract and retain talent?

August 08, 2023

New pay transparency laws are requiring employers to disclose wages to prospective candidates and/or current employees. Though not required in all states, many employers—including CPA firms—are gambling on using the practice to attract and retain talent.

  • careers
  • practice management

5 ways to upgrade your finance team

August 07, 2023

CFOs can keep the finance departments' growing pains to a minimum by assessing their current talent, promoting teamwork, and following the rest of these key steps.

  • business + industry

Ed Zollars - IRS finally tells us their position on staking rewards

August 07, 2023

This week's topics: IRS rules cryptocurrency staking rewards are taxable when taxpayer obtains dominion and control;Interim guidance issued for home energy audit tax credit under IRC §25C added by IRA 2022;Proposed regulations issued to add monetized installment sales to listed transactions

  • tax

A message from the 2023-24 Foundation Board President

August 04, 2023

Hear from the 2023-24 OSCPA Educational Foundation President, Chris Dahlvig, on the importance of supporting the next generation of CPAs.

  • member news
  • careers

Finding joy in the personal and professional

August 04, 2023

Read about how Tracy Allen centers gratitude and compassion in her first few months as 2023-24 OSCPA Chair.

  • member news