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6 Key Sales Tax Compliance Considerations for E-commerce Businesses

Withum

When launching an e-commerce business, there are many factors to consider, such as product development and marketing strategies. One crucial aspect that often demands early attention is sales tax. Addressing sales tax obligations at the right time is essential for maintaining compliance and avoiding potential pitfalls. 6 Tax Compliance Considerations At the Outset of Your Business: Startups should consider sales tax requirements from the inception of their e-commerce business.

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5 Process Improvement Trends for 2024

CPA Practice

By Arianna Campbell. With another busy season in the rearview mirror, many firms are looking ahead to next year. What went well this busy season? What could use some improvement? Now is the time to make changes to your technology and processes that will set you up for success in 2025 and beyond. To help you identify these opportunities, we’ve identified five trends for process improvement that leaders in the accounting profession should be aware of to ensure their firms remain at the forefront.

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IRS cracks down on basis shifting by partnerships

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service is targeting the use of basis shifting between related parties as a way for partnerships to avoid paying taxes, setting up a new unit within the Office of Chief Counsel to develop guidance aimed at closing tax loopholes.

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Didn’t Get Your Employee Retention Credit? You Can Sue the IRS

CPA Practice

By Melissa Angell, Inc. (TNS) Small businesses still vying for pandemic-era employee retention credits they haven’t received could have another course of action to nab their money sooner. A provision in the tax code allows taxpayers who have filed refund claims to sue the Internal Revenue Service if they have not heard from the agency within six months, or their claim was denied and they believe it to be legitimate.

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5 Steps to Shield Your Business: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Payment Fraud

As scams grow more sophisticated, it's crucial to stay proactive in defending against these threats. This guide equips CFOs, accountants, and business leaders with five essential steps—from fundamental safeguards to advanced security measures to strengthen your financial defenses. From enhancing data security to implementing fraud detection tools and safeguarding financial transactions, this guide provides expert advice that could save your company millions.

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Fixing the pipeline problem

Accounting Today

The National Pipeline Advisory Group's recommendations cover a wide range of ways to attract more people to the profession, and Jennifer Wilson walks us through what everyone can do to help.

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Layoff Watch ’24: KPMG Australia Throws Out Babies and Bath Water in Consulting

Going Concern

As we know, it’s been a rough year and a half or so for consulting. Things are so bad in the UK firms have been shedding staff left and right while Australia has been suffering with the one-two punch of slowed client demand and the continued fallout of the PwC tax scandal leading to lost clients, reputational damage, and continued tongue-lashings from parliament.

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The 18 Best Accounting Conferences to Attend

Ryan Lazanis

Check out this list of the 18 best accounting conferences to help you level up your skills and stay on top of the major accounting trends. The post The 18 Best Accounting Conferences to Attend appeared first on Future Firm.

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Accounting Today news quiz: June 17

Accounting Today

Test your accounting knowledge on IRS backlogs, nonprofit partnerships, and more. No. 2 pencil not required!

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Insightful Accountant Announces 2024 ProAdvisor Award Recipients

Insightful Accountant

Today's Main Stage of Scaling New Heights featured Insightful Accountant's 2024 ProAdvisor recipients.

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App partner stories: Keeping the wheels of Australia turning

Xero

This guest blog was written by the team behind transport management app MyTrucking. The powerhouse of regional Australia sits in part with its farming, mining and construction industries. The thousands of communities and family-owned small businesses in these sectors around the country help keep the wheels of Australia turning. One such family-owned business has been on the tools since 2009.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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IRS Unveils Plan to Stop Basis Shifting Transactions

CPA Practice

The Treasury Department and the IRS said on June 17 that a new initiative to shut down a major tax loophole used by wealthy individuals and large partnerships could raise more than $50 billion in revenue over 10 years. Treasury and the IRS issued three pieces of guidance on Monday focused on partnerships following discoveries by IRS audit teams. The IRS said it currently has tens of billions of dollars of deductions claimed in these transactions under audit.

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Trump plan to exempt tips from taxes could cost $250B

Accounting Today

Donald Trump's new proposal to exempt tips from taxation would add between $150 billion to $250 billion to the federal budget deficit over 10 years, a budget watchdog group forecast on Monday.

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IRS Updates Careers Site to Attract Job Seekers

CPA Practice

The IRS Careers website has been updated and is now live, as the agency tries to fill job openings as part of an ongoing recruitment effort enabled by Inflation Reduction Act funding. Part of that effort was modernizing its primary vehicle to publicize job opportunities and hire new talent. The IRS Careers website now provides a comprehensive landing spot for candidates to find everything they need to pursue a career at the agency, including: Upcoming hiring events; Key job descriptions; Overvie

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Woodard: Advisory no safe haven from AI

Accounting Today

During the annual Scaling New Heights conference in Orlando, Joe Woodard warned that AI means accountants must go beyond advisory and analysis to remain relevant.

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3 Must-Have Reports to Help Financial and Accounting Firms Become More Profitable

Bizinta highlights three crucial reports for financial and accounting consultancies to enhance profitability: Utilization Reporting maximizes billable hours Profitability by Consultant identifies top performers Contribution by Client prioritizes high-value clients These reports provide accurate insights, replacing guesswork with data-driven decisions.

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Does Generative AI Raise Risk of Violating Client and Engagement Confidentiality?

CPA Practice

By Jey Purushotham. Accounting firms are the keepers of tremendous amounts of sensitive client and engagement data. Most firms are exploring the power of leveraging that data with Generative AI, which puts confidential information at risk of being shared with users who are not permissioned to access it – the “oversharing” problem. For some time the most widely used iteration of natural language processing was ChatGPT, which harnessed publicly available data to generate answers to user prompts.

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Anders Named a 2024 St. Louis Business Journal Fast 50 Company

Anders CPA

Anders has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s Fast 50 list for 2024 for the first time. The list recognizes the fastest-growing companies in our region, ranked on percentage of revenue growth over the past two years. Honorees were recognized during the St. Louis Business Journal’s Fast 50 event on June 13. Anders ranked 39 in the firm’s first showing on the list and is the only accounting firm included in the ranking About Anders For more than 55 years, Anders has delivered full-serv

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Strategic Importance of a Unique Internal Control Framework

CPA Practice

By Manoj Kumar Vandanapu, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) In today’s complex corporate world, robust internal control frameworks are crucial for ensuring effective governance, risk management and operational efficiency. An internal control framework (ICF) not only addresses traditional risks but also enhances compliance and mitigates fraud, while improving financial reporting accuracy.

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Outsourced Accounting Services for Marketing Agencies

Anders CPA

Digital marketing agencies can refer to different kinds of businesses, including design-dev agencies, SEO-PPC agencies, as well as product-only. Usually founded by people with creative and technical expertise, these marketing businesses often grow out of a partnership, with one business owner leading the development efforts and the other in charge of sales.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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More Employees Sticking with Current Employers Amid Job Market Uncertainty

CPA Practice

Amid a cost-of-living crisis, high inflation and global political unrest, U.S. employees are turning to their employers for a sense of security. A new survey by global advisory, broking and solutions company WTW found a majority (72%) of employees are choosing to stay with their employers, ending a period of intense job turnover and attraction and retention challenges for employers.

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Monday Morning Accounting News Brief: Heads Up, the IRS Is Scrutinizing Partnerships; | 6.17.24

Going Concern

WAKE UP! It’s Monday. For some news that’s three or more days old, check out Friday’s Footnotes and be sure to swing by every Friday at 5pm Eastern for a fresh batch of headlines. Friday Footnotes: PwC Leader Called Out for Twitter Tantrums; Why Quiet Layoffs Are a Bad Idea; Remote Work Advice for Firms | 6.14.24 And now, news that’s news as of today.

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Past SEC head William Donaldson dies at 93

Accounting Today

He attempted to help restore confidence in corporate America following a wave of fraud, including the bankruptcies of Enron and WorldCom.

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ITC is inadmissible on inward supply used for construction of godown meant for commercial renting

VJM Global

Held by Authority for Advance Ruling, TamilNadu In the matter of M/s Suswani Foundations Private Limited (AAR No. 123/AAR/202) The Applicant is constructing Industrial buildings which are to be rented out as godowns for commercial purposes. The Applicant is seeking advance ruling on the question that whether the Applicant is entitled to claim ITC on inward supply of goods or services used for construction of such godowns.

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How to Elevate Your CPA Services and Grow Your Business

As a CPA, your expertise is invaluable to your clients. By partnering with Fincent, you can enhance your service offerings and streamline financial management for your clients. Our platform provides real-time financial reports, cash flow tracking, automated posting of banking transactions to reduce errors, and powerful search capabilities. With Fincent, you can focus on high-value services while we handle the day-to-day bookkeeping tasks.

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Practice Management Talks | Delegation And Using Your Team's Talent | Archives

Insightful Accountant

In this Webinar session, we dive into the crucial role of delegation in enhancing efficiency and productivity within your firm. Watch this replay of June's Practice Management Talks!

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ITC is inadmissible on inward supply used for construction of godown meant for commercial renting

VJM Global

Held by Authority for Advance Ruling, TamilNadu In the matter of M/s Suswani Foundations Private Limited (AAR No. 123/AAR/202) The Applicant is constructing Industrial buildings which are to be rented out as godowns for commercial purposes. The Applicant is seeking advance ruling on the question that whether the Applicant is entitled to claim ITC on inward supply of goods or services used for construction of such godowns.

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TaxDome Launches AI-Powered Reporting with Advanced Analytics and Data Visualization

CPA Practice

TaxDome , a practice management solution for tax professionals, bookkeepers, and accountants, has launched its new AI-powered reporting feature. This innovative addition is designed to provide firms with advanced analytics, actionable insights, and customizable reports to enhance efficiency and profitability. Firms can easily identify areas to streamline workflows and address pressing needs, thereby transforming raw data into visual knowledge with ease.

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Selecting a Financial Expert Witness

FraudFiles

In commercial litigation, many cases require some kind of expert. Whether it is a financial expert, an engineering expert, a fraud expert, a valuation expert, or some other type of expert witness, the process of selecting one cannot be taking lightly. The effectiveness of your expert witness could win or lose a case for you, [.

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How to Avoid Getting Ghosted: Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Dennis Duncan and Torchon Formed After Accounting Firms Merge

CPA Practice

What do you get when you combine California accounting firms Torchon and Associates and Dennis Duncan and Covington? You get Dennis Duncan and Torchon LLP. The merger became effective, believe it or not, on Valentine’s Day, the new firm announced on June 14. The union combines Calabasas-based Torchon and Associates’ deep local expertise and personalized service approach with Los Angeles-based Dennis Duncan and Covington’s broad spectrum of resources and capabilities in accounting and financial c

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M&A roundup: CSH and RKL expand

Accounting Today

Clark Schaefer Hackett is adding Rolfes & Swisher; and RKL Virtual Management Solutions is merging in Kauffman CPA.

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Art of Accounting: Is it déjà vu all over again?

Accounting Today

Concerns about staffing and clients are nothing new at accounting firms and never seem to go away.

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Tax savings on a healthy yield drive investments in preferred securities

Accounting Today

The growing fixed-income products carry some risks, but their returns this year are attracting more financial advisors and their clients, according to experts.

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Simplify Your Business Finances with Dedicated Bookkeeping Services

Managing bookkeeping and tax can be challenging for businesses of all sizes. Fincent’s services offer a comprehensive solution to streamline your financial operations. With personalized, dedicated bookkeepers and controllers, our platform ensures accurate monthly books and financial statements delivered by the 10th business day of each month. Open monthly communication and an easy-to-use online chat with your bookkeeper provide consistent support and seamless management.