Tue.Oct 26, 2021

Name Your Sales Tax Data Files for the Long Haul

TaxConnex

When we talk with businesses about sales tax compliance, we eventually get to a discussion about preparing and filing returns. Many times, this starts with “how hard can it be”. “It’s It’s just putting numbers on a form”.

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Visa X-Border Payments Volumes Surge 38%

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Visa ’s latest earnings results, this time for its fiscal fourth quarter, showed continued rebounds in consumer spending, especially across borders, as economies reopened. In terms of headline numbers, and performance against Street expectations, the company’s $1.62

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5 Reasons Why Promoting Employees From Within Is Better For Your Business

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6 min read. Your organization is growing quickly and you have an opening in a leadership position in your company.

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TikTok Fueling ‘Reading Renaissance,’ Increased Sales of Physical Books

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In June 2020, national book retailer Barnes & Noble started seeing surges in sales of certain trade paperbacks and couldn’t figure out why — until the company found TikTok’s “BookTok” community, where bibliophiles post videos reacting to or sharing books they’ve enjoyed.

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Crafting Your Accounting Innovation Strategy

Speaker: Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Tired of everyone telling you that you need to modernize your accounting operations, but not telling you how to actually do it? Attend this non-technical, but technology-focused session to actually work through creating an innovation strategy and developing a plan for modernizing the way you provide accounting services with the latest accounting technologies.

Tax Planning for a Business Sale: Factoring in Goodwill

CTP

The term “goodwill” might initially bring to mind donating items to charity or even Christmas carols. However, in the world of tax accounting, goodwill refers to intangible assets that increase a company’s value.

FTC Warns Uber, Amazon, Other Tech Firms on Money-Making Claims

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued notices on over 1,100 companies, saying it will be aggressively targeting them if they pitch any misleading money-making claims, according to a press release.

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Sequoia Capital to Debut Consolidated Fund for VC

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Sequoia Capital, one of the oldest venture capital firms, is putting together a restructured, single fund to be called the Sequoia Fund, the Financial Times (FT) reported. The Sequoia Fund will take capital from investors, filtering it to the usual Sequoia venture funds that put money into U.S.

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Guide: Bridging the Last Mile – Processing Accounts Payable Payments from Within Your ERP

Withum

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Banks Must Have 'Relentless' Focus on Cost, Speed, Convenience and Transparency of Business Payments

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Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. And hindsight about 2020 — well, that’s something else entirely.

On-Demand Webinar: Avoiding Debilitating Cyber Attacks for your Healthcare Organization

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5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

PayPal Launches Zettle Terminal in the UK

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PayPal is debuting a new all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) solution Zettle Terminal, which offers better in-store mobility for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), according to a press release. Zettle Terminal, which is now available in the U.K.

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Google Hires Headspace Exec Megan Jones Bell for Mental Health Focus

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Google has hired Megan Jones Bell, former Headspace chief strategy and science officer, to lead its push into the mental health space as clinical director of consumer and mental health, according to a Fierce Healthcare report on Tuesday (Oct.

Online Ticketing Pain Points Highlight Need For Localized Payments, Consumer Experience

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Managing cross-border payments represents a key challenge for businesses that operate and have customers in multiple countries. Regulatory and tax issues are more complex, and transactions fees are higher than with domestic payments.

Gearing up to Go Public, Sweetgreen’s Aggressive Digital Efforts May Be Misdirected

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Sweetgreen may be making major investments in digitizing its restaurants, but for a restaurant chain so focused on technology, it has made some odd choices when it comes to one of the most significant digital drivers of revenue: loyalty rewards.

4 Steps to Building Your Client Advisory Services Practice With Passion & Purpose

Speaker: Amy Vetter, CEO of The B3 Method Institute

As a CPA, consultant and entrepreneur, Amy will share insights and best practices from her own experience starting and growing an advisory services practice on her own and as a Partner in accounting, and from her 10+ years of advising thousands of firm leaders on how to grow and scale their businesses. You will walk away with actionable tools, tips and resources for creating and maintaining a solid, scalable foundation for your business for years to come.

62% of Firms That Automated Accounts Receivable Report DSO Improvement

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Managing accounts receivable (AR) struggles in a remote working environment is not without its challenges, as many companies have learned during the pandemic, but automation has helped companies blunt the impact and keep their cash flow steady.

Bitcoin Daily: Singapore FinTech Nium Debuts Crypto-as-a-Service Platform; BlockBank Readies Launch of DeFi App Powered by AI

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Nium, which works in global payment and card issuance for businesses, has rolled out a Crypto-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to allow financial institutions (FIs) to add capabilities to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies, according to a press release.

Walmart Adds Bill Payment Service VanillaDirect to Stores

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Walmart is rolling out a way for customers to pay bills with cash all over the U.S., according to a press release. The move will also allow for funding of prepaid accounts.

Robinhood Adds 660,000 Funded Accounts in Q3, Boosting Total to 22.4 Million

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Third-quarter (Q3) earnings for online investment and trading platform, Robinhood , showed growth performance, amid possible regulatory delays holding back adding more cryptocurrency coins to its soon-to-be-launched crypto wallets.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Hotel Payment Software Platform Selfbook Grabs $25M in Funding

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Hotel payment software startup Selfbook announced on Tuesday (Oct. 26) that it raised $25 million in a Series A fundraising round led by Tiger Global Management, putting its valuation at $125 million.

Latest Provider Ranking of Telemedicine Apps Takes Temperature of a Sector

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You can’t be too healthy, nor can you be too “tele-healthy.” Allow us to explain. Sure, there are times when you must be in the same room with your physician. Major surgery leaps to mind, although that’s not 100% accurate as some “tele-surgeries” do occur.

Amazon Pushing More Aggressively to Develop Omnichannel Capabilities

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Among the slew of announcements rolled out by Amazon at its Accelerate seller conference last week, one item stood out as a clear sign of the eCommerce giant’s omnichannel ambitions: a new set of services allowing retailers to offer in-store pickup to local customers.

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Drone Delivery Expands as Robots, Humans Race to Meet Consumers’ On-Demand Food Needs

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As consumers, restaurants and third parties continue to struggle with the economics of delivery, the race to find alternatives to using human drivers is heating up.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Merchants Face off Against Evolving Fraud Tactics

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In “ The Way Payments Are Now Done ,” 33 payment executives discuss what payments’ “new normal” looks like.

Online Billing Brings Payments Relief To Senior Living Facilities, Residents

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Every member of the baby boomer generation will be 65 or older by 2030, a startling fact that highlights the growing need for access to long-term care. The cost of senior living is rising, and even government-funded programs such as Medicaid will not entirely cover the costs.

Ad Spend, Connected Initiatives Elevate Alphabet/Google in Q3

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Ongoing enhancements to search and ads to improve shopper discoverability and connected customer experience stole the spotlight in Alphabet Inc.’s s Google Q3 2021 performance, as the company touted new retail partnerships and a creator economy focus for its YouTube platform. .

India's Insurance Comparison Platform Policybazaar Readies for November IPO

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PB Fintech, which owns online platforms Policybazaar and Paisabazaar, has set a price of ?940-980 940-980 ($12.55-13.09) a share for its coming initial public offering (IPO). A report from regional media outlet Mint says the firm has announced its IPO will open on Nov.

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Rethinking the Concept of the Employee: How Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Accounting Business

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP

The very mention of the word "Outsourcing" is enough to send shivers down the employee spine. However, this gut reaction - while understandable - is merely based on misconceptions. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean mass layoffs and transplanting offshore. Rather, it could be utilized as an employee-friendly way to assuage an overburdened staff, relieve productivity bottlenecks, and stimulate growth. Join Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP, for this enlightening discussion on the ins and outs of outsourcing, and what it can do for your practice.

Today in Healthcare: Prime and Synchrony Expand Relationship; Online Billing Helps Senior Living; Anomaly Grabs $17M

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Today in healthcare, 23andMe buys Lemonaid Health for $400 million, and Prime and Synchrony expand healthcare financing offering. Plus, online billing makes things easier for senior living facilities operators and their residents, and Anomaly snags $17 million in Series A and seed funding.

Meal Delivery Service RealEats Wraps $16M Series A

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RealEats has just raised some real money. The meal delivery service announced on Tuesday (Oct. 26) that it had concluded a $16.3 million Series A funding round.

UAE’s Mashreq, Visa Collaborate on Corporate Expense Platform

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The United Arab Emirates’ Mashreq Bank is working with Visa on a digital reconciliation platform that can track, trace and analyze company expense accounts, The FinTech Times reported.

Fleet Operators Tap Connected Solutions to Speak Efficiency, Safety to Drivers 

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Efficiency and safety are always important to commercial fleet operators, but increasingly busy schedules triggered by supply chain challenges and a shortage of drivers have raised the stakes -- and investment – in technology that can help keep things moving smoothly.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.