April, 2022

What’s new for state sales and use taxes

TaxConnex

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates. Give us a break. Inflation and other spiraling prices have driven states’ lawmakers to consider relief via sales and other taxes.

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What to Know if Your Business Barters

RogerRossmeisl

In today’s economy, many small businesses are strapped for cash. They may find it beneficial to barter or trade for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. Bartering is the oldest form of trade and the internet has made it easier to engage with other businesses.

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Top Ten: Why email makes accountants’ lives difficult

Lockstep

Accounting teams rely on email for so much, it’s ridiculous. These teams depend on email to communicate internally with their teams, and externally with customers, sometimes managing four or more inboxes at a time.

When Should My Startup Raise Series A Funding?

BurklandAssociates

Your startup should raise Series A funding once you’re beyond the MVP stage, have a proven product-market fit, and are ready to accelerate growth. The post When Should My Startup Raise Series A Funding? appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights Financial Modeling Fundraising SaaS

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Live Demo: Supercharge Your Month-End Close

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 like ART (a unique 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.

Amending personal income tax returns 1040 individual to 1040X

MyIRSRelief

Amending and or correcting a US individual 1040 income tax return (1040X), there are many reasons to do so: correcting filing status of the taxpayers, which if not corrected, would result in incorrect total income reported, tax deductions and tax credits.

Free Small Business Expense Tracking Spreadsheet

xendoo

Small business expense tracking can be a tedious task. But, it’s one that all companies–from “mom and pop” shops to international enterprises–must do. Fortunately, business expense tracking apps make the job easier.

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When Inheriting Money, Be Aware of “Income in Respect of a Decedent” Issues

RogerRossmeisl

Once a relatively obscure concept, “income in respect of a decedent” (IRD) may create a surprising tax bill for those who inherit certain types of property, such as IRAs or other retirement plans. Fortunately, there may be ways to minimize or even eliminate the IRD tax bite.

Lockstep: A Culture for Success

Lockstep

Over the last two years, Lockstep has seen fantastic growth , both in the number of customers we serve, as well as in the team that brings our mission to life. Award-winning Lockstep® connects the world’s accounting teams to help them work better together.

Designing the Ideal Team Structure: 6 Underlying Principles

PANALITIX

RESOURCES / ARTICLES. Designing the Ideal Team Structure: 6 Underlying Principles. Many Accountants struggle to stay on top of their work, especially during peak seasons. This can lead to unhappy clients and frustrated teams – a deadly combination. Longer term, there’s fatigue and despondency. .

Six Key Things Crypto Startups Should Know About Finance

BurklandAssociates

The last two years have seen explosive growth in the number and size of crypto startups. The startup ecosystem experiences the normal ebbs and flows of mood and macroeconomics over Read More. The post Six Key Things Crypto Startups Should Know About Finance appeared first on Burkland.

Virtual Cards — Everything You Need to Know

Speaker: Eoin Hession, Controller at Recharge

Even though virtual cards have been part of the payments system for over ten years, there remains a lack of clarity around how they work and their value to companies large and small. In this webinar, Eoin Hession, Controller at Recharge, talks about how his company uses virtual cards in their operations. Sign up today!

Ethical Considerations for Tax Professionals: Standards and Penalties for Tax Positions

CTP

When tax professionals prepare a tax return, they are typically aiming for the return to be correct “beyond a reasonable doubt.” However, this is hardly a black-and-white matter. In the eyes of tax law, the reality is that almost nothing can be dubbed “always correct” or “always incorrect.”

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Crypto, NFTs and sales tax: What we know so far

TaxConnex

Sales tax has a universe of changing conditions. Now we can add more: cryptocurrency (such as bitcoin) and what seems to be its cousin, non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Already the IRS is turning a bright light on these assets as more transactions take place in a virtual world.

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2022 Q2 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses

RogerRossmeisl

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines that apply to businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you.

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Three Ways to Reduce Your Outstanding Accounts Receivable

Lockstep

Is your AR Aging creeping beyond resolution? Are you even able to review and report on your aging accounts receivable? The role of accounts receivables (AR) teams is increasingly important as the backbone of your organization’s financial health.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Gaining Control of Your Accounting Business

PANALITIX

RESOURCES / ARTICLES. Gaining Control of Your Accounting Business. One of our new clients is an Accounting Business located in South Carolina. The owner (let’s call her “Pam”) started the business 15 years ago and revenues have grown to $1 million per annum.

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process for Startups

BurklandAssociates

This article is the second installment of a two-part series on supply chain challenges and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) for startups. In last week’s article we examined cash management Read More.

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The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: PwC #63 (2022)

Going Concern

The last of the Big 4 to be ranked in the 2022 Fortune BCTWF and the one that took the biggest drop over the last year is the proudest and trustiest firm of them all, PwC.

The new breed of audit

TaxConnex

In years past, auditors could show up at your door asking to look at your records. Now that’s much less common. Usually, you learn about an audit through a notice or letter from the state or jurisdiction in question with instructions on how the audit will proceed.

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Management Techniques for Offshore Employees

This whitepaper looks at the changes and challenges that stem from remote hiring and current HR trends that address them. Download this comprehensive guide to learn more!

Preventing and Detecting Fraud in the C-Suite

RogerRossmeisl

Executives often receive lucrative compensation packages. But for some, it isn’t enough and they engage in illegal activities to line their own pockets. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has found that owners and executives commit 20% of occupational fraud.

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The Best Tips for Inventory Management for Small Business

Snyder

When you have a successful business , it’s important to be able to track and manage your physical goods, and inventory management will help you with that.

Avalara CRUSH Global 2022: The Future of Global Tax Compliance

CPA Practice

The Avalara CRUSH 2022 virtual conference will be held May 17–18, 2022, and is the sixth annual tax and technology event. For more information or to reserve your spot for Avalara CRUSH Global, visit AvalaraCRUSH.com. Events

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Cash Management & Supply Chain Challenges of Startups

BurklandAssociates

This article is the first installment of a two-part series on cash management and supply chain challenges of startups. Check back next week for the second installment, where we’ll explore Read More. The post Cash Management & Supply Chain Challenges of Startups appeared first on Burkland.

Building Smart with Distributed Teams

Speaker: Sam Ross, General Counsel at Remote; Jenny Bloom, former CFO at Zapier & Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab

It’s clear that distributed teams are here to stay in some form or another. Adapting to this reality means finding the right systems and processes that support remote workers — including international ones — while controlling for risks and communication challenges. Watch to find out more!

4 Reasons Why the Profession Is Struggling to Convince Students to Become CPAs, #4 Will Not Shock You

Going Concern

I buried the link I’m about to share with you all in Footnotes last Friday ; however, since its author intended for it to spur a conversation about the profession’s pipeline problem, I thought it best to highlight it in its own post should any of you feel like discussing it.

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The Risks and Repercussions of Non-Compliance

TaxConnex

Not paying attention to your sales tax obligations is never wise. True, it’s a relatively new requirement to collect sales and use tax from remote customers, but it’s one the taxman has always taken seriously from businesses – and that seriousness is only intensifying.

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Lost Your Job? Here are the Tax Aspects of an Employee Termination

RogerRossmeisl

Despite the robust job market, there are still some people losing their jobs. If you’re laid off or terminated from employment, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. However, there are tax implications due to your changed personal and professional circumstances.

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Rental Property Income Tax: Why Active or Material Participation Matters

Anders CPA

Owning rental real estate can be a great supplemental source of income in addition to a normal day job. What is most commonly misunderstood about this type of investment is how an individual can treat the income and or losses for tax purposes.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

20 Small Business Tax Deductions You Need to Know

xendoo

Many small business owners miss out on tax savings simply because they aren’t aware of what tax deductions are available. As professional accountants, we know all the small business tax deductions that can save you money, and we’re sharing them in this tax deductions checklist. .

Founders – Bookkeeping vs. Accounting: What’s the Difference?

Shay CPA

When it comes to differentiating bookkeepers from accountants, a lot of startup founders primarily focus on when to hire them. For example, you might hire a bookkeeper on an ongoing basis, but only work with an accountant during tax filing season.

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: KPMG #41 (2022)

Going Concern

Following one spot behind RSM US in the 2022 Fortune BCTWF is KPMG, the second Big 4 firm in the ranking behind Deloitte at No. It’s not too often that KPMG finishes ahead of PwC in anything, so the House of Klynveld should celebrate this accomplishment while it can.

The Evolving Taxability of SaaS

TaxConnex

Tangible personal property has historically been subject to the collection and remittance of sales tax while many services have been non-taxable (or exempt). More and more services are becoming taxable and represent a potential big wave of tax changes and updates in the years ahead.

The #1 Cloud ERP Software to Manage Your Small to Mid-size Business.

From startup to enterprise NetSuite offers an ERP solution to help businesses scale and grow. With visibility and control when adaptability has never been more important, you’ll be able to streamline the right process and make smarter decisions, faster.