Local firm management news from around the web: April 9 - 13

Written on Apr 13, 2018

Tax-free shopping: Ohio makes back-to-school weekend permanent
Parents won't pay sales tax on certain school supplies during the first weekend in August from now on. Gov. John Kasich signed a permanent sales tax holiday into law March 30. This year, the tax-free weekend will be Aug. 3 through Aug. 5.

Get ready for new tax law testing in 2019
Recently enacted tax law changes are approved for CPA Exam testing as of Jan. 1, 2019. Read the AICPA's Exam announcement for details.

Go beyond good decisions
Decision-making isn’t easy, especially in today’s complex and disruptive environment. The AICPA recently asked members to share their best advice to help tackle a tough decision. This SlideShare includes a sampling of responses.

Say what? Four ways to become a better listener
Listening for insight is one of the ways to increase your emotional intelligence. Check out this blog post from the AICPA’s Human Intelligence learning series which shares easy tips to help improve listening skills.

IRS now processing ‘extender’ returns
The IRS is now processing all tax returns claiming benefits related to the Bipartisan Budget Act, which was enacted on Feb. 9 and renewed for Tax Year 2017 a wide range of individual and business tax benefits that expired at the end of 2016.

Tech Corner - How gamers could save the cybersecurity skills gap
McAfee shares its firsthand experience on training in-house cybersecurity pros and publishes new data on how other organizations deal with filling security jobs.

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