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The Best Bets in Tax Software: 2014 Annual Survey of New York State Practitioners

In 2014, New York State CPAs continued to rely on some of the most popular tax software resources, but with a few interesting twists. Despite the shortened 2013 filing season and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, users generally felt satisfied with tax preparation packages. The overall ratings for tax research products, on the other hand, were lower. Only 3% of users had significant problems with the implementation of new legislation; although some vendors wrestled with timely updates, respondents had fewer problems than in 2013. NYSSCPA members continue to embrace the trend toward the paperless office, and are also attentive to work/life/family issues.

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Publisher's Column
Perspectives

Twenty Questions about the AICPA's New Ethics Codification

The NYSSCPA adopted the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct as its own code on May 16, 2013. Given the recent updates to the AICPA’s code, CPAs should reacquaint themselves with the new provisions. Full Story

What We Talk about
When We Talk about Audit Quality

In the fall of 2007, a year before what former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke called the worst financial crisis in global history, the United States Treasury Department formed the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. Full Story

Cybersecurity Governance: The Role of the Audit Committee and the CPA

Since the advent of the information age, investors, entrepreneurs, and their hired managers have sought to gain business advantages and opportunities through the use of information technology (IT).
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