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  • Fetterman honored for contributions to community

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    By Jason Wong
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    Feb 11, 2016

    Not everyone has the chance to combine a rich, established professional career with a deeply personal mission, but Allen L. Fetterman did, and for that, he received the 2015 Michael H. Urbach, CPA, Community Builders Award.

  • Speaker shares inside tips on effective borrowing

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 11, 2016

    Maybe you have an idea for a new business, or maybe you already have one and want to take it to the next level.

  • 4 questions small firms need to ask about cybersecurity

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 11, 2016

    Just because you’re a small firm, don’t assume that cybercriminals won’t notice you. Yigal Rechtman, an expert in IT audits, said this all-too-common mindset amounts to nothing more than “security by obscurity,” which really isn’t that secure at all. 

  • New members, education reign in Buffalo

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    Bruce Zgoda
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    Feb 11, 2016
    Remember: growing older is mandatory, while growing up is optional. We make a living out of what we get; we make a life by what we give. Good friends are like stars; you don’t always see them, but you know they're there.
  • Strong end of year and start of a new one

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    Matthew P. Bryant, CPA
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    Feb 11, 2016
  • Legislation, foreign tax reporting topped conference

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    Geoffrey S. Mullen
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    Feb 11, 2016

    The NYSSCPA Northeast Annual Tax Conference was held on Dec. 2, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The conference was well attended by members in the Northeast Region, who were eager to prepare themselves for the upcoming filing season. 

  • The Accountants Club of America: One of New York’s best-kept secrets

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    By Stuart Kessler, CPA
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    Feb 11, 2016
    One of the best-kept secrets of the accounting profession in the New York metropolitan area is the Accountants Club of America. Conceived by Elijah Watt Sells and his friend and colleague, Charles Waldo Haskins, it was officially incorporated in 1927. However, its real origins can be traced to a time decades earlier. 
  • Avoiding e-file penalties this tax season

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    Feb 11, 2016
    Prior to tax season, several NYSSCPA members expressed frustration and confusion on the Society’s Exchange Open Forum after the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) penalized them for filing paper returns on behalf of their clients—sometimes, they said, for situations that were beyond their control.
  • CPA Roundtable: What do you expect will be your biggest headache in 2016?

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 11, 2016

    What do you expect will be your biggest headache in 2016?

  • IRS turns to private debt collectors in selected cases

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    By Chris Gaetano | Trusted Professional Staff
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    Feb 11, 2016
    Owe the IRS money? Recent legislation shows that back taxes might be pursued not by the government but by a private debt collection agency, marking the third time since 1996 the government has launched such a program. 

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