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The AICPA presents the Journal of Accountancy podcast. Where we talk about the key issues facing the accounting profession.

Mar 4, 2021

On March 1, the IRS issued guidance on the employee retention credit. April Walker, CPA, CGMA, lead manager on the Tax Practice & Ethics team at the AICPA, explains the highlights of that guidance, including how the credit interacts with PPP loans. Also, Ken Witt, CPA, CGMA, senior manager for management accounting and member engagement at the AICPA, shares the important details of the latest AICPA Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Key points of the 102-page guidance from the IRS on the employee retention credit.
  • What the IRS guidance did not yet address.
  • How finance executives feel about the domestic economy and their own businesses in the coming 12 months.
  • The top challenges listed by CPA decision-makers.
  • The business sectors that showed rising optimism.