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Understanding Adjusted Basis in Taxes

Are you doing taxes, and stuck trying to figure out the adjusted basis of your property? Read on....(more)

When are State Income Tax Refunds Taxable?

State income tax refunds are a huge source of confusion. Sometimes they are taxable and sometimes they are not. This article tells you everything you need to know....(more)

Your Income is Taxable, Unless It's Not

As they say, two things in life are certain: death and taxes. This article explains a fundamental principle in federal income taxation: that all income is taxable, unless the IRS specifically says that it is not....(more)

10 Deductible Expenses for Your Rental Property

If you own a rental property, you are well aware of the many costs and expenses that arise as part of running the property. Here's a quick guide to what's deductible....(more)


10 Objectives for Your New Accounting Software

Thinking of installing and setting up a new accounting software system? Here are some objectives to think about as you make your choices....(more)

10 Kinds of Attacks on your Accounting Computer System

This article describes typical security dangers to computer accounting software. ...(more)

8 Common Enterprise Resource Planning Modules

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integrates the software needs of all of a company's operations. This makes it easier for the different parts of a company to work together. This article explains different modules commonly featured in ERP systems....(more)

Financial Statements

Evaluating the Allowance for Bad Debts

In financial statements, some items are cut and dried, while some items are subject to judgment. One key area that requires judgment is the allowance for bad debts. This article explains how to evaluate the reasonableness of an allowance for bad debts....(more)

Do's and Don'ts for Taking the CPA Exam

Planning to take the CPA exam? Here are some tips....(more)

Contrasting Operating and Nonoperating Items

This article defines operating and nonoperating items as used in accounting financial statement analysis....(more)

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Dr. Mark P. Holtzman is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting & Taxation at Seton Hall University. He holds a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University, and has worked in the Audit Department of the New York Office... Read More

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