October, 2022

Handling Client Information - The Do's & Don'ts - TaxAct ProAdvance

Megan Monaghan

In this article, TaxAct Professional breaks down what you can & cannot do with your clients' tax information. Learn more now

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Email Blunders That Cost Accountants Time and Money

Lockstep

Email is a necessary evil for accounting teams. It’s the primary way we communicate with our colleagues, vendors, and customers. But it can also be a huge source of frustration – especially when things go wrong.

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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.

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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. Practice Management

The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

5 Steps to Get on Track While Tracking Business Expenses and Income

Patriot Software

As a small business owner, you are likely familiar with recording and keeping an eye on transactions. However, are you thoroughly monitoring business expenses and income? Learn the steps to take for tracking business expenses and income and the importance of tracking them below.

Don’t Let Tax ID Thieves Steal Your Refund

RogerRossmeisl

Any form of identity theft can be costly, unsettling, and take months — sometimes years — to fully recover from and repair. But tax-related identity theft can be particularly disturbing because it involves the IRS, about which many people already harbor suspicion and anxiety. Although the IRS has taken significant steps in recent years to help minimize the occurrence of tax-related identity theft, this type of fraud continues to occur. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim.

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E-File vs. Paper File: The Advantages and Disadvantages You Must Consider

Patriot Software

In this digital era, it may seem surprising that there is an option to file a paper tax return. But before you kick the idea of paper filing to the curb, consider the advantages and disadvantages of e-File vs. paper file below.

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.

The Widening of the Tax Gap is the IRS’s Fault, Says the IRS

Going Concern

Accounting Today reported on Friday: The estimated gross U.S. tax gap increased to $496 billion annually for tax years 2014 through 2016, a rise of over $58 billion from the prior estimate — and the Internal Revenue Service estimates the gross tax gap will rise to $540 billion for 2017-2019.

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M&A negotiations and sales tax liability

TaxConnex

It’s a common scenario: A company has decided to sell, then due diligence turns up a $2 million risk in past sales tax obligations and compliance. The buyer looks to secure against the risk via escrow – on the conservative, high side – and requires the seller to mitigate the risk.

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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!

5 Must Haves to Scale your SaaS

Lockstep

Scalability, Scalability, Scalability !! . When we talk about Scalability, the first things that come to our mind are a large userbase, few million requests per second, huge volumes of data , and so on.

The Future of the Dealer Franchise

RogerRossmeisl

As posted to the Bellavia Blatt YouTube Channel on 9/30/22 (Run Time: 17 min, 52 sec) With automakers speeding toward electrification, many are more than hinting at a new distribution model for those electrified vehicles involving customers ordering vehicles online. Are dealers at risk of being cut out of the sales process?

Los Angeles Tax Services – Local tax firm serving all Southern California

MyIRSRelief

If you own a property, a business, or are employed, you’ll likely have to pay taxes. According to the 16th Amendment in our Constitution, individuals are required to pay taxes from income sources. Taxes can be broken down into three categories: what you purchase, what you own, and what you earn.

How to Build Monthly & Yearly Budget & Forecasts with Power BI

Acterys

If you’re a finance manager or CFO, you know how important it is to have a clear and accurate picture of your company’s budget. After all, the budget is what allows you to make key decisions about where to allocate your resources and how to maximize their utilization.

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.

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.

Tricky items for sales tax (Part 3)

TaxConnex

Our Halloween-month look at tricky items concludes with a natural: candy. Consumers are expected to spend more than $3.1 billion on candy this Halloween.

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More Email Blunders That Cost Accountants Time and Money

Lockstep

We all know how frustrating email can be. Sometimes it just doesn’t work as you want it to. In Part I Email Blunders That Cost Accountants Time and Money of this series, we took a look at some of the most common email blunders that can cost accountants time and money.

IRS to target abusive ERTC claims

Accounting Today

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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!

FTB Audit Representation by California State Taxing Authority

MyIRSRelief

In case you were not aware of what the FTB is, it is the California board that is responsible for collecting all of the personal income tax and business franchise taxes that are assessed every year for people and companies in California.

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Acterys

Introduction. This notice applies to all Power BI visuals that we provide. For the purpose of this notice, we’ll just call them our ‘services’. When we say ‘personal data’ we mean identifiable information about you, like your name, email, address, telephone number, bank account details, payment information, support queries, community comments and so on. If you can’t be identified (for example, when personal data has been aggregated and anonymized) then this notice doesn’t apply.

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Shifting Competencies in Project Mangers

SMBAccountant

The field of project management is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern workplace. Tools, techniques, and competencies that were prioritized when hiring or leading a project have shifted, especially in the past 20 years.

What was new in September 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. Inflation bites.

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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!

Some High Level Folks Have Abruptly Left BDO and No One Seems to Know Why

Going Concern

People who know know there’s something happening at BDO USA. We are working on getting to the bottom of a few things that we can’t quite share with you until we have more information but in the meantime, we need to talk about how leadership is apparently getting axed — or leaving?

IRS hires 4,000 employees to help with next tax season

Accounting Today

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California State FTB Audit Representation

MyIRSRelief

In case you were not aware of what the FTB is, it is the California board that is responsible for collecting all of the personal income tax and business franchise taxes that are assessed every year for people and companies in California.

Connecticut Paid Family Leave and What to Know

Patriot Software

Connecticut joined the paid family leave states when employers began handling Connecticut paid family leave contributions in 2021. Time has flown by and it’s now 2022. What does that mean? Employees in Connecticut can now apply for benefits from the state’s paid family leave program.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

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

HR Checklist for Startups

BurklandAssociates

Reference Burkland’s HR checklist for startups to know when you should be building and growing your people programs, policies, and procedures. The post HR Checklist for Startups appeared first on Burkland.

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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.

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Young Accountant Narrowly Misses the Tragedy of Working For Grant Thornton

Going Concern

Someone on r/accounting posted this over the weekend and I thought it worth sharing because it reminds everyone of two very important facts when it comes to recruiting: 1) never bank on a verbal offer and 2) don’t work for Grant Thornton.

IRS to require speech recognition to reach Practitioner Priority Service

Accounting Today

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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.