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  • CPA profession and KyCPA: Highlights from 2022 and what's next

    December 20, 2022

    KyCPA CEO Darlene Zibart shares highlights from 2022 and a look ahead to 2023.

  • Catch-ups: Helping grow the CPA profession

    November 14, 2022

    Meet Olivia Davis, University of Kentucky Professor, who tells us about "catch-ups", a tool she uses to connect to her students in a meaningful way.

  • Claiming and defending the Employee Retention Credit

    November 14, 2022

    The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a generous credit of up to $5,000 per employee for the year (March 13 to December 31, 2020) and up to $7,000 per employee per quarter (January 1 to September 30, 2021, though a recovery startup business may claim ERC through December 31, 2021). The potential ERC for any eligible employer could be quite significant.

  • KyCPA-PAC: Kentucky counts on CPAs

    November 14, 2022

    For this issue of KyCPA’s 2022 Journal, P. Anthony Allen provide a recap of KyCPA’s 2022 policy wins and explain how your investments through membership and via contributions to the Political Action Committee (PAC) impact the laws, rules, and regulations that affect Kentucky CPAs.

  • How the Inflation Reduction Act impacts your climate-conscious clients

    November 14, 2022

    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes significant climate-related provisions that may impact some of your tax clients. This article covers: Provisions for sustainable energy households Nonbusiness energy property credit Residential energy-efficient property credit Energy-efficient home credit Clean vehicle credits

  • Big Kentucky Tax Cases

    July 11, 2022

    Manufacturing supplies matter! Manufacturers across the Commonwealth use manufacturing supplies in their manufacturing operations to produce many kinds of products. The Kentucky Supreme Court recently granted discretionary review in Century Aluminum of Kentucky, GP v. Department of Revenue, 2020-CA-0301-MR (Ky. App. July 9, 2021), discretionary review granted, 2021-SC-0300 (Ky. Feb. 16, 2022). This case involves the manufacturing supplies exemption of KRS 139.470(9)(b)2.b. The Court of Appeals relied upon an exception from the supplies exemption, i.e., “‘Supplies’ does not include repair, replacement, or spare parts of any kind…” and “The exemption … does not include repair, replacement, or spare parts[.]”, Id. at 2-3 (emphasis in original, quoting KRS 139.470(9)(b)2.b & (e)), to hold that the involved items were not tax-exempt. The Court of Appeals, borrowing heavily from the Circuit Court, focused its analysis on whether each item at issue, a repair, replacement, or spare part was because it was (or was not) “tangible personal property used to maintain, restore, mend, or repair machinery or equipment”. Id. at 3-4.

  • Firms are Using the New .CPA Domain to Supercharge Their Online Presence, Here's How

    July 11, 2022

    Put a good idea in the hands of CPAs, and they’ll find innovative ways to make it even better. That’s exactly what’s happening right now with the new .cpa web domain. When .cpa was launched in fall of 2020, there were plenty of good reasons for firms to take notice. For starters, it’s a practical way to enhance client trust – when clients see a firm with a .cpa domain they know it’s a firm they can trust rather than some questionable fly-by-night operation.

  • 5 Tips for Leading a Hybrid Workforce

    July 11, 2022

    Performance, productivity, and … proximity bias? Leaders navigating hybrid work environments have new risks to watch for when trying to level up their leadership skills. We’re two-plus years into the ever-changing COVID era, and employers and employees alike are wondering what the future of work will look like. “Employees are happier and more productive when they work from home two or three days a week, so very few employers are forcing them back to the office full time,” Nicholas Bloom, a professor at Stanford University, told Forbes in May. Sure, it’s hard to argue that, but what comes next?

  • 4 Reasons the CPA License Still Has Value in a Corporate Finance Role

    July 11, 2022

    Whether you've moved from public accounting into corporate finance or you started your career as a corporate finance professional, at some point in your career you may find yourself asking a big question: Should I maintain my CPA license?

  • Understanding the tax code can aid those participating in the FIRE movement

    April 22, 2022

    Everyone dreams of waking up without alarm clocks, on sunny beaches and no longer having to go to work. People have realized that they can make this a reality without working into their sixties and seventies through the FIRE lifestyle. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early.