Sat.Oct 15, 2022 - Fri.Oct 21, 2022

article thumbnail

5 Tips to Prepare for Your Best Tax Season

Intuitive Accountant

With tax season just around the corner, FFP Wealth Management's Joseph Graziano is offering some ways you can start digging in before the crush.

tax 98
article thumbnail

Art of Accounting: Importance of being or appearing calm

Accounting Today

account 98
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines.Understanding the Nuances to Maintaining Your Sales Tax Calendar

TaxConnex

Sales tax, unlike other types of taxes, has many deadlines, not once or twice a year, but often every month and it doesn’t fall on the same day for every business, or state. With sales and use tax compliance, there are six primary deadlines each month – 7 th , 10 th , 15 th , 20 th , 25 th and 30 th – without considering the odd due dates for certain states – 12 th , 23 rd , 24 th , etc.

Sales 194
article thumbnail

An Accountants Guide To Successful Document Management | Canopy

Canopy Accounting

Document management is a core element of every accounting project, but it can quickly become a headache if you don’t have a good system in place. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you create your document management strategy.

account 98
article thumbnail

Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

article thumbnail

Do You Know How Temporary vs. Permanent Accounts Differ?

Patriot Software

As a business owner, you are likely familiar with certain accounting accounts, like your assets or expense accounts. But did you know that each account can also be labeled as a permanent or temporary account? Read on to learn the difference between temporary vs. permanent accounts, examples of each, and how they impact your small […] READ MORE.

account 84
article thumbnail

Five Signs You Need To Start Outsourcing Your Administrative Tasks

Randal DeHart

When you start a small business, it's usually only you behind the whole operation. You wear many hats, from CEO to clean-up crew. As you pour your heart and soul into your business and it begins to grow, the amount of work involved grows. Because a small business focuses on survival, you pay much attention to the bottom line. This makes much sense, but it also leads to being seriously overworked.

More Trending

article thumbnail

IRS warns against charity scams

Accounting Today

article thumbnail

Is Your Business Breaking the Law With Pay Secrecy Policies?

Patriot Software

For many years, it was typical for employers to discourage discussions about pay in the workplace. And, many businesses had or have pay secrecy policies to prevent employees from talking about their compensation. Nowadays, pay transparency is on the rise to help combat gender inequality at work. In fact, 17% of private companies practice pay […] READ MORE.

payroll 91
article thumbnail

Insights from a VC on Today’s Startup Fundraising Market

BurklandAssociates

Alejandro Lozano, Founding Principal at Newtype Ventures, shares his perspectives on navigating recent changes in the startup funding market. The post Insights from a VC on Today’s Startup Fundraising Market appeared first on Burkland.

130
130
article thumbnail

Fraud and Internal Controls in Small Business

SMBAccountant

Each year the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners puts out a report that identifies trends and key findings related to fraud over the past year. Some of the highlights seem unreal as you look at them for the first time. Here’s some of the findings from the “Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations.” Organizations with the FEWEST employees had the highest median loss of $150k showcasing that small businesses are the hardest hit and need to be concerned with the potential for fraud.

article thumbnail

Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

article thumbnail

Tricky items for sales tax (Part 2)

TaxConnex

Our Halloween-month look at tricky items for sales tax continues here with a few items it’s hard to live without…. Clothes. Clothing is taxable in most states and the District of Columbia. Some states (of course) have special sales tax rules for clothing. California, Idaho and Tennessee exempt only clothing sales for some nonprofits, for example. South Carolina, Ohio and Virginia exempt some protective clothing.

article thumbnail

IRS Warns About False Employee Retention Credit Claims

Withum

On October 19, 2022, the IRS issued a press release ( IR-2022-183 ) warning taxpayers to be wary of third parties who advise them to claim an employee retention credit (ERC) when they do not qualify. According to the IRS, these third parties “often charge large upfront fees or a fee that is contingent on the amount of the refund.” The IRS is also concerned that these third parties “may not inform taxpayers that wage deductions claimed on the business’ federal income tax return must be reduced by

article thumbnail

Audit Partner Really Bad at Auditing Won’t Be Auditing Any Time Soon (Or Ever)

Going Concern

The PCAOB has made it painfully clear that they are done pussyfooting around and sick of auditors not doing their jobs. Chair Erica Williams said in September the Board plans to use every tool at their disposal to bring the hammer down on naughty auditors and it seems that’s exactly what they’re doing. Wanna alter work papers and then double down when you’re caught?

audit 109
article thumbnail

Can Participants Certify Electronically That They Have a Financial Need for Which a Hardship Distribution Can Be Made?

ThomsonReuters

QUESTION: When participants request hardship distributions under our 401(k) plan, we collect and store documents showing that the participant had one of the immediate and heavy financial needs that are deemed sufficient to permit a hardship distribution. Could we instead allow participants to certify their needs electronically? We already use self-certification to establish that the requested distribution is necessary to satisfy the need.

audit 105
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Who Pays Unemployment Tax?

Patriot Software

When an employee becomes unemployed, they might qualify to receive unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits are funded by unemployment taxes, which are paid based on employee wages. But who pays unemployment tax? You or your employees? Types of unemployment taxes Before you can learn who pays unemployment taxes, you need to know about the two types […] READ MORE.

tax 105
article thumbnail

Your Practical Guide to a Cyber Incident Response Plan

Withum

A cyber Incident Response Plan (IRP) can help an organization prepare to reduce the overall impact of an incident. A potential cyber breach incident can be a ransomware attack , a malicious insider, an external attacker that gained access via a phishing campaign or internal human error, among many others. When dealing with incidents, we often say it is not if, but when an incident will occur.

Legal 124
article thumbnail

EY Is Haunted By Some Lingering Independence Problems

Going Concern

Yesterday the PCAOB made public additional portions of EY’s 2018 inspection report “because the firm did not address certain quality control issues to the satisfaction of the Board within the 12 months following the date of the report.” EY’s 2018 PCAOB inspection report is dated April 28, 2020 and in it, the Board said EY had made marginal improvements in audit quality from the year prior.

audit 104
article thumbnail

Cash flow vs Trial Balance. Which one to trust?

Simple Accounts

Cash flow and Trial balance are two different yet connected terms that are familiar to everyone involved in the business. Discussions have been going around for a very long time to decide which is better or which one to trust. Take another look at both before moving on to conclusions based on the knowledge you already have. . Cash Flow . The simplest definition of cash flow is the movement of money into and out of business.

article thumbnail

Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

article thumbnail

How Outsourced Accounting Services Can Help Your Law Firm

IgniteSpot

Benefits of Outsourced Accounting Services. Between contracts, settlements, lawsuits, and everything else, your firm has enough to worry about on the legal side without worrying about cash. However, outsourced accounting services can help in diverse ways.

account 98
article thumbnail

Cash Runway for Startups: How To Manage and Own

Withum

Gross margins, Profits, ARR, EBITDA – the list of financial metrics can go on and on. These metrics are all very helpful in the decision-making and analysis process in determining the trajectory and direction of a startup.Each metric is uniquely designed, and success can vary by industry. In times of economic uncertainty with increased interest rates and inflationary pressures, while these metrics are extremely helpful, the focus becomes increasingly clear – how much cash do we have and how long

article thumbnail

The Dallas Cowboys Are Getting Some Extra Accountants With This CohnReznick Merger

Going Concern

CohnReznick announced a merger with Dallas firm BKM Sowan Horan and the Dallas Morning News took the opportunity to trumpet the happy nuptials of the official accounting firm of the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas Morning News : CohnReznick, the 15th largest accounting firm in the U.S. and the official accounting firm of the Dallas Cowboys, says it has “huge growth plans” for Dallas after combining with a local firm founded in 2010.

account 104
article thumbnail

Anders Partners with Fifth Avenue to Provide Streamlined Credentialing and Provider Enrollment Process in Missouri and Illinois

Anders CPA

Anders is expanding our partnership with Fifth Avenue Healthcare Services (Fifth Avenue) to offer a streamlined, outsourced credentialing and provider enrollment process for physician practices and health systems in Missouri and Illinois. With an industry-focused team of health care advisors, Anders has the provider enrollment expertise that pairs perfectly with Fifth Avenue’s delegated credentialing specialization.

article thumbnail

Finding “The One:” The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Financial Software

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

As finance and accounting practitioners, you are expected to complete daily operations as well as to manage next generation tools and resources to support a business that is growing in complexity. Having the right software can be critical in juggling and meeting those high expectations. The path to the right software, however, is paved with challenging decisions.

article thumbnail

How to Increase Efficiency in Your Tax Planning Business

CTP

A key to business growth is finding ways to get more done with less effort. Small business owners are often juggling so many tasks that they struggle to stay focused on what is adding the most value to the business. In theory, you may know that you need to hire help, delegate tasks, and build out processes and automation to handle lower value work. However, when you’re staring down a massive to-do list, taking that first step can feel like scaling a mountain—where do you even start?

article thumbnail

When Is a Good Time To Start a Business?

Withum

Starting a business is a big step whenever it is done. A question is: when to do it? Is now a good time, or should you wait for the right time? People go into a business for many reasons, with some being started as a part-time activity, when you are laid off and cannot get another comparable job or when you are just ready to do it and need to quit your job.

article thumbnail

Compensation Watch ’22: Just How Scary Were Raises at KPMG This Year?

Going Concern

As the leaves start changing to PwC colors, it signals the start of compensation season at another Big 4 firm: KPMG. The results of the most recent round of comp talks are in and can be found on r/accounting , per usual. So during this spooky szn, were raises scary bad or scary good for KPMGers? Let ’s take a look. The calendar year started off on a good note for employees of the Radio Station as it was announced last January that mid-year raises would be coming on April 1.

Start-ups 100
article thumbnail

How to do BAS in the real world?

Reckon

If you’re registered for GST, lodging your BAS (business activity statement) is a fundamental reality of doing business in Australia. Lodging your BAS is a cornerstone of remaining compliant with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). So, how does this work in reality? Should you do your own BAS or enlist a BAS agent? Let’s compare a couple of real-world scenarios so you can understand your options and how it really works.

article thumbnail

How CPA Firms Can Profit From Payroll Services Without the Extra Work

"Offer payroll and do it yourself,” they said. “It’ll be fun!” Spoiler alert: It was not fun. Most CPA firms know that they need to offer payroll services to their clients or risk losing them to another firm that will. However, many don’t really want to. It is often time-consuming and complex due to changing tax laws and regulations, and with the growing staffing shortages, most just don’t have the resources.

article thumbnail

IRS Releases 2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Health FSAs, Transportation Benefits, Adoption Assistance, and More

ThomsonReuters

Rev. Proc. 2022-38 (Oct. 18, 2022); IRS News Release IR-2022-182 (Oct. 18, 2022). Rev. Proc. 2022-38. News Release. The IRS has released the 2023 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for a wide variety of tax-related limits, including limits relating to health FSAs, qualified transportation fringe benefits, qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs), adoption assistance, DCAPs, the small business health care tax credit, the premium tax credit, and Archer MSAs.

article thumbnail

Independent Contractor vs. Employee Classification

Patriot Software

Here’s a payroll question: How do you differentiate between employees and independent contractors? It all depends on the relationship between the employer and the worker. It’s important to properly classify workers, but it can be tricky. Here’s an example: Joe runs his own construction business. Joe has committed to more construction jobs than he can handle, […] READ MORE.

article thumbnail

The Canadian PCAOB Says One Big 4 Firm Keeps Screwing Up Audits But Won’t Say Which One It Is

Going Concern

Shall we speculate wildly which Big 4 firm is not meeting the Canadian Public Accountability Board’s generous standards? The Globe and Mail reports : One of Canada’s Big Four auditing firms continues to have a significant number of problems in its work, the national industry regulator has found. For now, the Canadian Public Accountability Board, which oversees the firms that audit publicly traded companies, is not revealing the name of the firm, citing the confidentiality provisions of the

audit 98
article thumbnail

ABA Website Offering Free Cybersecurity Guidance

Intuitive Accountant

The American Bankers Association has developed a website aimed at helping individuals and small businesses avoid phishing scams, especially those asking for banking information.

95
article thumbnail

2024 Payroll Calendar Templates

These calendars provide pay period dates and paydays for biweekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll in 2024. Use them as a reminder or share with employees so they can celebrate payday.