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Data Security Button-Up

Following some of the most widespread and expensive ransomware attacks, the topic of cybersecurity is hotter than ever among boards of directors and executives. While these discussions among BODs are not necessarily new, experts say productive conversations depend on asking the right questions and working closely with executives to effect actionable results.

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Fostering Futures Scholarship Application Deadline Now Aug.1

Young adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday now have more time to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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IRS Seeks Criminal Investigators

Several opportunities are available for Michigan CPAs to become special agents with the IRS. As a criminal investigator (CI) for the IRS, you would lend your skills for investigations of a variety of criminal tax violations, including tax evasion, cryptocurrency, money laundering and narcotics/terrorism related financial crimes.

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3 Considerations for the 2021 Workplace Revolution

The post-pandemic workforce is making unprecedented moves in 2021 as unemployment and employee shortages abound. Find out what a recent survey from Prudential reveals about today’s workers as the MICPA breaks down the data into 3 key considerations.  

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LIBOR Update: Successors and Strategies for Non-Financial Entities

Financial institutions are not the only entities impacted by the upcoming shift away from LIBOR on Dec. 31. Any company with a loan or an agreement that uses LIBOR will see a degree of impact. Find out what considerations can help your clients prepare.

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Be Alert for Summer Tax Scams

Now that it's July and the beginning of summer, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) encourages Michiganders to remain alert for scammers impersonating tax officials through phone calls or emails - or even fake letters through the U.S. Postal Service.

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Accounting Aid Society Announces Appointment of Trailblazing Leader as Board Chair

The Accounting Aid Society announced MICPA board member Lisa Howze, CPA, MSF, will be appointed chairperson of the AAS Board of Directors. An active member within the MICPA since 2002, she has served on the AAS board since 2015 and as its Vice Chair in 2017. Lisa is an inspiration to others as someone that constantly works toward the betterment of the profession, and we are happy to congratulate her on this most recent achievement.

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Analyzing the Broz. v. Plante & Moran Decision

Malpractice suits are always a cause to pay attention as their results could have long-reaching impacts across the profession. Such is the case for a recent series of rulings from the Michigan Court of Appeals, upheld by the Michigan Supreme Court in February, which offers some assignment of the burden of proof to the plaintiff in malpractice cases.

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How to Utilize LinkedIn to Build a Network and Promote Business

Is your LinkedIn profile sitting unused gathering virtual dust alongside your forgotten MySpace profile? Bryce Sanders, President of Perceptive Business Solutions Inc., discusses strategies for dusting off your LinkedIn and leveraging the platform as a vehicle for networking and promotion. So find your login, update that profile picture and find out how to make this unique professional networking tool work for you.

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MICPA Previews First Elevate Learning Event

The face of the profession is changing at a rapid clip, constantly challenging CPAs to evolve and elevate their skillset. Gone are the days of number crunching, replaced by the growing advisory services sector and countless new tools and strategies for your practice. Avoid the knowledge gap and take your learning to the next level with the MICPA Elevate learning event, tomorrow June 30. It isn’t too late to register – check out this preview for what to expect!

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