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Can Payroll Services Handle Direct Deposit?

Patriot Software

If you want to deposit your employees’ paychecks directly into their bank accounts, you need direct deposit. Direct deposit is a convenient payment method for employees, who receive their paycheck quickly and securely on payday. Most employers handle direct deposit through their payroll software. Payroll services calculate employees’ wages, taxes and deductions, and take-home pay.

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The changing state of e-commerce

TaxConnex

Not long ago, clicking a computer mouse to buy something was an idea of science fiction. Today, of course, e-commerce is how a significant amount of shopping takes place in general. Capital One reports that global e-commerce retail sales will hit some $6.91 trillion this year, up 9.5% from total e-commerce retail sales in 2023. Projections indicate that value will increase to $8.03 trillion in 2027.

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Amazon Considers Introduction of Veterinary Telehealth Services

VetCPA

Amazon is considering the introduction of veterinary telehealth services, according to CNBC , following in the wake of Walmart, which made them available earlier this year to its Walmart+ subscribers. Sources familiar with the matter said Amazon could turn to Pawp to fuel a potential pet telehealth offering in time for the holiday season. Pawp currently works with Walmart, although its agreement with the retailer is set to expire on November 19th.

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Despite Dropping Degree Requirements on Job Ads, Many Firms Aren’t Actually Changing How They Hire

CPA Practice

By Brit Morse, Inc. (TNS) Employers and recruiting experts across the U.S. have shown increasing interest in using skills-based hiring—an approach that prioritizes a candidate’s ability to do the job rather than their college degree—to diversify talent pools. But while many employers are following this approach in theory by removing college degree requirements from job postings, some still hesitate to apply the approach in practice.

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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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2024 SEC Filing Deadlines and Financial Statement Staleness Dates

Cherry Bekaert

Financial statement issuers must assess many items when planning to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including which financial statements are required to be included in the registration statement. Many factors are considered when determining the appropriate financial statements to include in the registration statement, such as the appropriate filing status of the company, pro forma financial statement requirements, transactions, acquisitions,

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Firms grapple with sustainability reporting and assurance

Accounting Today

Most companies are providing some disclosures about their sustainability efforts, but not as many are getting assurance on their numbers from auditing firms.

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Rethink Your Sales Approach with Diane Helbig

Summit CPA

Virtual CPA Success Show Podcast Episode 111 Jody and Jamie welcome author and business advisor, Diane Helbig. Diane shares her expertise in sales, emphasizing the need for a shift from traditional sales techniques to a more comfortable, trust-building approach. The conversation covers the importance of being a trusted resource, hiring strategies, transitioning from traditional sales models, and the value of curiosity and learning new skills.

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Report: Firms That Offer Employer Caregiving Benefits See a Return of Nearly 18x

CPA Practice

By Pavithra Mohan, Fast Company (TNS) There’s plenty of evidence that providing corporate benefits to support employees with fertility treatments and childcare costs is a worthwhile investment for companies. Caregiving benefits can be a strong driver of retention and an effective recruiting tool, with a not-insignificant portion of workers seeking new jobs to secure fertility coverage.

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Giving Some Love to the Concierge Accounting Practice

Insightful Accountant

Imagine a scenario in which you could devote more time to actually partnering with your clients to solve their issues and provide them solutions, rather than simply handling their books or processing their tax returns.

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The top 5 AI terms corporate tax professionals need to know

ThomsonReuters

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are advancing rapidly all the time, and it’s set to play an increasingly important role in everyday life and the professional landscape. It is inevitable that in the next few years, it will impact – and even transform – how corporate tax professionals go about their work. The good news is, AI should solve many pain points and make it easier (and quicker) to do a good job: cutting out repetitive processes and minimizing the risk of error, while e

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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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Tax Insights for Indian Companies in the U.S. Market

Cherry Bekaert

There are incredible advantages to expanding and conducting business in the U.S. that encourage Indian companies to grow globally. When beginning to look at the implications and regulations in the U.S., one item to take into careful consideration is U.S. sales tax. As businesses in India are accustomed to the goods and services tax (GST) on their goods and services, the U.S. sales tax regime often mystifies international sellers.

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Ultra-wealthy's corporate jet is latest IRS crackdown

Accounting Today

The agency will begin three to four dozen new audits this spring to see if inappropriate deductions were made.

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What Artificial Intelligence Means for the Future of Accounting in 2024 and Beyond

Insightful Accountant

AI, especially ChatGPT by OpenAI, took over tech news. Speculation on its impact on industries and professions is high. As tax season nears, maximizing tech efficiency is a priority.

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Tax Fraud Blotter: Cheesy

Accounting Today

Repair thyself; this beauty's a steal; oh mama; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

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No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

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Leveraging Live Forecasts to Drive A Successful Business

AccountingDepartment

Forecasting in business has long been the compass that guides strategic planning and resource allocation. Traditionally, forecasting relied on historical data to project future trends, a method with inherent lag times and uncertainties. However, as markets become more dynamic and volatile, the value of traditional forecasting is waning. Enter live forecasting—a real-time analytical process that allows businesses to make agile, informed decisions, keeping their finger on the pulse of a rapidly ch

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A Failed Business Strategy Tale for Skagit County Owners

SkagitCountyTaxServices

We’re less than a month away from March Madness. The NCAA recently released the tournament schedule with locations, if you’re wanting to see your favorite team play in person. Or you just want to mark it on your home calendar so your family knows you’ll be commandeering the living room TV for a few weeks. Something to mark on your office calendar, that’s also less than a month away: The March 15 S-corp and partnership filing deadline for 2023 taxes.

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IRS free tax system moves into public test phase

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service's Direct File pilot program has expanded beyond internal testing of its free tax prep system to taxpayers in a dozen states.

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Valid8 Financial Launches “Stories” to Accelerate Financial Fraud Investigations

CPA Practice

Valid8 Financial, a maker of the Verified Financial Intelligence solution, has launcged Stories , a new capability allowing users to quickly separate transactions of interest and group them into different collections to understand how financial activities unfolded over time and across locations. Stories builds on Valid8’s existing AI Categorization capabilities to provide investigators with a new, more powerful way to identify questionable transactions, including checks, deposits, transfers a

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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.

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House Passes the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

LSLCPAs

The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 was passed by the US House of Representatives on January 31, 2024. As the Bill moves to the US Senate in its current draft for passage, the Bill is to provide much anticipated business tax relief, expansion of the Child Tax Credit’s refundable portion, The post House Passes the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 appeared first on LSL CPAs.

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CohnReznick Earns Award for M&A Restructuring

CPA Practice

CohnReznick LLP, an advisory, assurance, and tax firm, has been recognized by The M&A Advisor with the Sec. 363 Sale of the Year Award ($10 MM – 50MM category) for its advisory work in the restructuring and sale of Winc, Inc., a wine club, wholesaler, and online retailer. The M&A Turnaround Awards recognize noteworthy distressed transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms, and professionals in the United States and international markets.

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NetSuite Ending Support for 2FA Security Functionality

Withum

In March 2023, Oracle NetSuite announced that users who are setting up or resetting their NetSuite 2FA (two-factor authentication) configurations need to download and use an authenticator app to generate verification codes. Getting codes by SMS is no longer available for users who are setting up 2FA for the first time, or for existing users who modify their 2FA settings.

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Docyt Combats U.S. Accountant Shortage with the Launch of Docyt University

CPA Practice

Docyt , a provider of AI-driven accounting automation technology, has launched Docyt University as a free resource for accountants and other financial personnel to train and become certified on the latest advanced AI accounting tools. The rich online curriculum centers on AI-driven accounting automation techniques that streamline workflows, improve accuracy, and give accountants a clearer path to achieving their business objectives.

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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.

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Handling Customer Prepayments and Deposits in QuickBooks Enterprise 2024

SchoolofBookkeeping

New for Quickbooks Desktop 2024!! The ability to accept Customer Prepayments and deposits has been added into QuickBooks Enterprise 24 Customer prepayments (customer deposits) are when you get money before a product or service is done. You don't have an invoice for the payment yet. To manage prepayments in QuickBooks Enterprise 24.0 or later: Receive customer prepayments Step 1: Turn on ‌prepayments Go to Edit , and then Preferences.

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Genetec Launches Enterprise-Grade, Unified SaaS Solution

CPA Practice

Genetec , a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has launched Security Center SaaS. Built with cybersecurity and privacy at its core, the new offering is a massively scalable, open, and unified software as a service solution (SaaS). Combining access control, video management, forensic search, intrusion monitoring, automation, and many other advanced security capabilities, Security Center SaaS ushers in a new chapter in the techn

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Commercial Real Estate Accelerated 179D Tax Deduction Expanded

Withum

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”) is a landmark legislation that aims to promote investment in clean energy and combat climate change. The act expands existing clean energy tax credits and enhances tax deductions to further incentivize the development and use of clean energy products and technologies. The IRA is expected to have a significant impact on the environment and the economy, and it is a crucial step towards a more sustainable future.

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Digital Asset Risk and Regulatory Compliance Expectations for 2024

CPA Practice

Executives involved in managing digital assets like digital currencies, digital securities, and stablecoins expect digital asset risks to increase and the regulatory environment to become more complex in 2024, according to a recent Deloitte poll. Related investments at most organizations are expected to remain flat. Looking at the next 12 months, nearly one-quarter (24.7%) of respondents believe that the number and size of digital asset risks their organizations must manage will increase.

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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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QuickBooks Migration from Desktop to Online - Ultimate Guide

SchoolofBookkeeping

Data Migration Best Practices If you look at the quickbooks.com website, you will likely find most of the content to be QuickBooks Online. Trying to find resources or support for their desktop products is similar to the needle and haystack analogy. It's intentional that Intuit has made multiple announcements that its Quickbooks Online ecosystem is the flagship offering with its reliance on generative AI, API, and computing evolutions.

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Arizona AG Asks Federal Court to Stop IRS From Taxing Family Rebate

CPA Practice

By Howard Fischer, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. (TNS) Calling its actions illegal, Attorney General Kris Mayes is asking a federal magistrate to block the IRS from taxing the proceeds of last year’s family rebate. In legal papers filed Wednesday, Mayes points out that the IRS had previously concluded that rebates and payments made by 17 other states to its residents—up to $750 for eligible families—were not subject to federal income tax.

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Navigating the Impact: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Update

Cherry Bekaert

In this video, we provide a comprehensive update on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) since its implementation. Explore key topics, including the influx of new providers in Section 179D, investment tax credits (ITCs) and production tax credits (PTCs) and how to work with a reputable team. Gain insights into prevailing wages and apprenticeship program requirements through published guidance.

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Sustainability Reporting and Assurance Practices of Largest Global Companies Continue to Mature

CPA Practice

The largest global companies are providing more detail and breadth in their sustainability reporting, and also are obtaining a greater scope of assurance on those disclosures, according to an updated report from the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and AICPA & CIMA. The study, an annual benchmark that now includes 2022 data, also found the use of varying sustainability standards and frameworks continues to make it difficult for investors, lenders, and other stakeholders to find

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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.