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How to register for states’ sales tax

TaxConnex

Do you need a state sales tax permit? How about a sales tax license? How about a sales tax certificate of authority? Did you know they’re all the same thing? How do you spell “FEIN” anyway, and when do you need one to sell into a state? Collecting and remitting sales tax after you hit economic or physical nexus in a state comes with a lot of questions – and you usually answer no small number of questions to register for sales tax.

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Estimating Your Startup’s Total Addressable Market (TAM)

BurklandAssociates

A clear grasp of TAM can be the difference between securing essential funding and falling short. The post Estimating Your Startup’s Total Addressable Market (TAM) appeared first on Burkland.

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Execs say most companies won't last 10 years with current business model

Accounting Today

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey reveals executives think reinventing the business model is essential for companies' survival amid an increasingly risky business environment.

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Amazon, Ebay and Other Marketplaces Sue Georgia Over Law Affecting Online Sales

CPA Practice

Rosie Manins, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via TNS) The trade association for online marketplaces including Google, Amazon and eBay is trying to void a new Georgia law that extends requirements for collecting seller information, alleging it will hurt Georgia businesses. NetChoice filed a lawsuit Thursday against Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, claiming Georgia’s “Combating Organized Retail Crime Act” is unconstitutional and conflicts with a federal law that already requires online mark

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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We Think We Know Who’s About to Do a Big PE Deal

Going Concern

So FT ran this yesterday: ‘ Private equity groups poised to own one in three top US accounting firms ‘ and in it, they paraphrased people familiar with the matter as saying “ten of the 30 largest US accounting firms could soon be in private equity hands.” The article goes on to say: The acquisitions by financial buyers of those two top-10 firms by revenue opened the floodgates to other deals, the people said, positioning private equity to increase its influence over the U

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Groceries, Gas and QuickBooks - Infalation Continues

Insightful Accountant

Intuit has announced price hikes for QuickBooks Products and Services starting August 1, 2024. These price changes impact a multitude of Online and Desktop products.

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KPMG initiative helps nonprofits use AI

Accounting Today

KPMG launched its new "AI Impact Initiative," which will focus on helping nonprofits implement AI as well as provide AI training and education for the "workforce of the future.

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Utah Movie Producer Found Guilty of $1 Million in Tax Crimes

CPA Practice

A federal jury convicted a Utah man on June 4, 2024, of tax evasion and forcibly retaking property that had been seized by the government to pay his outstanding tax debt. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Paul Kenneth Cromar owned a home in Cedar Hills, Utah, and operated Blue Moon Productions LLC, a freelance film and media production company.

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Does Accounting Education Belong in the University Curriculum? 

Going Concern

By Sharon Lassar, PhD, CPA (Florida) John J. Gilbert Professor and Director of the School of Accountancy, University of Denver As much as I enjoy reading Going Concern, I find the article titled “ Did the Anti-150 Hour Crowd Finally Beat the AICPA Into Submission? Looks That Way ” troubling. Busy people might read only the title and believe that the “extra 30” is dying.

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Assign Custom Roles to QBO-Accountant Team Members for Clients' Books

Insightful Accountant

A new feature rolling out this month allows firms using QBO-Accountant to manage their team member's access to their client's books.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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How To Build Construction Business Systems That Deliver Results

Randal DeHart

In the competitive construction industry, implementing efficient business systems can make a significant impact on the overall success and profitability of a construction business, regardless of its size or specialization. From streamlining operations to improving project management, adopting efficient systems can yield tangible benefits that truly pay off in the long run.

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SEC taps Williams for second term at PCAOB

Accounting Today

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reappointed Erica Williams to another term as chairperson of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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Why Businesses Should Turn to FP&A for the Second Half of 2024

AccountingDepartment

In today's tumultuous economic climate, the importance of sound financial strategy cannot be overstated—especially for small and medium-sized businesses that might not have the buffer of large corporations. Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) isn't just a set of buzzwords; it's a compass for navigating the murky waters of modern economics. As we approach the second half of 2024, now is the time for businesses to fortify their financial plans.

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Yo, Where Are the Rainbows?

Going Concern

It’s now June 6 and the four biggest and most prestige-iest professional accounting services providers in the world should have their logos covered in rainbows by now. It’s tradition. Slap the rainbows on on June 1, tweet a bunch of out and proud PR fluff about your LGBT staff, and then quietly pack the rainbows away on June 30 until the following year.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Vertex Acquires Artificial Intelligence Sales Tax Capabilities from Ryan, LLC

CPA Practice

The global tax technology provider Vertex has acquired the tax-specific AI capabilities from Ryan, LLC, a tax services and software firm, The AI functions are designed to more effectively manage the complexity of transaction tax mapping. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The categorization of products for taxability is a manual and time-consuming process that is critical for achieving enhanced tax accuracy, especially for high-volume businesses that must manage indirect

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The One-on-One Meeting: Empowering Employee Engagement

GrowthForceBlog

9 min read June 12th, 2024 As everyone remembers, the pandemic shifted the way workplaces needed to function. We moved out of the office and into our homes to work remotely. Key Takeaways Fears and Challenges: Employers fear that remote work will negatively impact productivity and engagement while employees have enjoyed the ability to have a healthier work-life balance where they don't have to waste time on a stressful commute or.

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IRS backlog grows from tax adjustments

Accounting Today

While the Internal Revenue Service has managed to reduce its backlog of unprocessed tax returns since the pandemic, one area where it's losing ground is in processing all the documentation for tax adjustments.

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Mastering Spend Management: Proven Tips and Strategies for Effective Cost Control

AccountingDepartment

Every business faces a variety of major accounting and spending-related challenges. Chief among them — how can a business keep its spending to a minimum while still ensuring that they invest in growth areas and achieve its business goals?

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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Accounting Firms of All Sizes Care Less About IRS Headaches and More About Finding and Retaining Staff, Says AICPA Survey

Going Concern

In the latest pspspsps , er PCPS survey (that’s Private Companies Practice Section) put out by the AICPA every two years, talent is winning as the biggest worry for every size firm surveyed except for sole practitioners. The “sole” in sole practitioner meaning people who work for themselves and don’t have staff so yeah, if they too were worried about finding talent we might really be in trouble.

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You Shouldn’t Fear an IRS Audit if You Do Your Homework

CPA Practice

By Matthew Chancey, CFP, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) Audit. The word strikes fear in many people. They dread the scrutiny, penalties and other unfortunate outcomes when the IRS questions the accuracy or the veracity of their tax return. The IRS recently announced its plans to significantly ramp up tax audits on the wealthiest taxpayers, large corporations and large, complex partnerships for tax year 2026.

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How GenAI-powered Just Ask Xero will reimagine accounting

Xero

It was so exciting to demonstrate Just Ask Xero (JAX) live in front of an enthusiastic crowd of accountants and bookkeepers at Xerocon London today. We previewed this innovative new product at our Investor Day earlier this year, and we’re really proud to be able to show a live demo only a few short months later. JAX, your smart business companion, available in beta in August this year, will help you and your clients run your businesses more efficiently.

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ID theft victims waiting longer to receive tax refunds

Accounting Today

The amount of time that identity theft victims have to wait for tax refunds has increased as the Internal Revenue Service has shifted priorities, with some victims waiting nearly two years.

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Join the Instant Payment Revolution: Read 7 Must-Know Facts for Small Businesses

Technology evolves at lightning speed, and as finance keeps changing, instant payments emerge as a game-changer for small businesses. By 2030, instant payments are projected to surge by 289% and will become the new norm in financial transactions. Our whitepaper reveals seven must-know facts about instant payments, offering to help you navigate this financial revolution effectively.

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Starting a YouTube Channel for Your Tax Practice: A Beginner's Guide

Insightful Accountant

As practice owners, we’re always looking for ways to generate leads and attract new clients. One effective method to achieve this is by starting a YouTube channel. Check out this beginner's guide!

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CFOs Don’t Really Care About Technical Skills When It Comes to Who’s Replacing Them

Going Concern

Deloitte’s CFO Signals Survey 2Q 2024 is out and we were going to focus on how CFOs aren’t feeling very risky at the moment — only a little more than a quarter of them feel now is a good time to take risks — but instead we’re going to talk about succession matters because that’s probably more relevant to readers of Going Concern who aspire to one day fill their shoes.

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AI, Automation and Outsourced Staffing Show Their Options on AICPA Engage Tradeshow Floor

CPA Practice

More than 5,000 tax, accounting and financial professionals participated in-person and virtually in AICPA Engage 2024, the largest annual educational, technology and networking event. Engage 2024 was held June 2-6, 2024, at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. On June 2, CPA Practice Advisor brought together more than two dozen of the profession’s most respected technology and professional influencers for the Accounting Thought Leader Think Tank, for discussions, demonstrations, and round-ta

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How does productivity in your industry or region stack-up?

Xero

Earlier this year, we shared that we’d be releasing the second part of our Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) productivity report series. Our latest report, Small business productivity: industry and regional trends , builds on the first report released in April. It takes a deep deep dive into labour productivity at the industry and regional level across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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Auditors prioritizing tech for fieldwork phase

Accounting Today

A recent survey from Thomson Reuters said auditors find new technology that assists during the execution/fieldwork phase of an engagement to be most useful.

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Being Your Own Financial Planner

Withum

Personal and family financial planning is a serious undertaking. Done wrong it could affect your ability to attain your goals or retire when you want. Done right it could provide you and your family with freedom from financial concerns. Careful financial planning is necessary for everyone, but I have found that many do not prepare properly, timely or with clear goals.

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Survey Confirms What We Already Knew: RTO Mandates Were Intended to Get People to Quit

Going Concern

While readers of accounting profession news have been getting hammered by headlines about dire talent shortages , a dry pipeline , and firms bleeding qualified staff with years of experience , another phenomenon has been quietly at work behind the scenes. To explain the phenomenon I’m talking about, let’s pull this excerpt from a May 2023 article about a CNBC interview with EY Global Chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio : He also discussed hiring, saying they’ve been seeing a slowdown i

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Monthly Retail Imports to Hit Highest Level Since 2022

CPA Practice

Monthly inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to reach its highest level in nearly two years this summer, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Consumers are continuing to spend more than last year, and retailers are stocking up to meet demand, especially as we head into peak shipping season,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.