May, 2022

Top Reasons to Change an Outsourced Sales Tax Provider

TaxConnex

F r om time to time, sales tax outsourcing relationships fail to work properly, and a change is necessary. As the sales tax outsourcing relationship progresses over time, sales and marketing messages give way to the realities of the operational relationship.

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Keeping Meticulous Records is the Key to Tax Deductions and Painless IRS Audits

RogerRossmeisl

If you operate a business, or you’re starting a new one, you know you need to keep records of your income and expenses. Specifically, you should carefully record your expenses in order to claim all of the tax deductions to which you’re entitled.

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Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool

BurklandAssociates

One of the most frequent questions Burkland CFOs receive from our SaaS startup clients and their investors is, “how do we compare to other SaaS startups?” ” It is a good Read More. The post Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool appeared first on Burkland.

Lockstep® Announces World’s First Shared Inbox Designed for Accounting

Lockstep

Patent-pending Email and Accounting Software Integration Revolutionizes and Streamlines Payments and Month-end Closing Workflows.

The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Performing Xero Reporting Using a Modern Excel Add-in Solution

Acterys

Excel is still a favorite for reporting in relation to cloud-based applications like Xero in the accounting space. It is predominantly driven by widely available knowledge, flexibility, and options for adding custom calculation options.

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Amending corporation tax returns 1120 or 1120S business to 1120X or 1120SX

MyIRSRelief

Amending and or correcting a US corporate 1120 or 1120S business tax return (1120X), there are many reasons to do so: Corporate business returns often require amendments to correct errors or to claim overlooked income, deductions or tax credits after the filing of the returns, if located in Los Angeles, CA or other city.

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Tax Issues to Assess When Converting From a C to an S Corporation

RogerRossmeisl

Operating as an S corporation may help reduce federal employment taxes for small businesses in the right circumstances. Although S corporations may provide tax advantages over C corporations, there are some potentially costly tax issues that you should assess before making a decision to switch.

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Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups

BurklandAssociates

SaaS startups need strong metrics for Series A funding that demonstrate traction, growth, profitability, and efficiency. The post Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights Financial Modeling Fundraising SaaS

What is Lockstep® Inbox?

Lockstep

Lockstep is pleased to announce our latest offering, Lockstep® Inbox. Revolutionizing accounting, Lockstep Inbox creates an shared inbox where accounting teams professionals can work better with customers and vendors.

Planning Cost Savings Through Power BI Platform Unification

Acterys

For over 20 years the Acterys founders have been very closely involved in the evolution of performance management processes working with most major technologies. Cost Saving and Process Efficiencies for Planning & Analytics Through Platform Unification.

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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!

The IRS Is Paying an Unwelcome Visit to Alliantgroup (NEW UPDATES)

Going Concern

[UPDATE 5] Not sure if this is pertinent as to why the FBI and IRS raided Alliantgroup’s offices in Houston this morning, but one Alliantgroup employee who contacted us earlier today said the firm’s billing practices are unfair to its clients: For most clients there is a 35% fee cap for our services.

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Multi-channel selling sales tax: Direct/retail sales

TaxConnex

Taxable sales of products direct to end users has been a staple of business for ages. One relatively new development is the complex overlay of sales tax on these transactions. Add internet sales to the mix and you’ve got sales tax obligations sprouting up these days more than ever.

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Valuable Gifts to Charity May Require an Appraisal

RogerRossmeisl

If you donate valuable items to charity, you may be required to get an appraisal. The IRS requires donors and charitable organizations to supply certain information to prove their right to deduct charitable contributions.

Deloitte: Climate change will cost $178T by 2070

Accounting Today

Accounting Climate change ESG Deloitte

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.

Three More 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.

The Top 18 Accounting Questions You Didn’t Know You Had [Answered]

Patriot Software

You don’t know what you don’t know. This phrase couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to taking up your business’s accounting. After all, it’s a technical and complex subject.

Former and Current Alliantgroup Employees Speak Out About ‘Evil, Toxic, Emotionally Damaging Company’

Going Concern

One thing I have learned since finding out about the IRS and the FBI conducting a court-ordered raid of Alliantgroup’s Houston offices last Friday morning is that there are A LOT of horror stories from ex-Ag employees about their experience working at the management and tax consulting firm.

States with local economic nexus - a review

TaxConnex

Given the complexity that already exists regarding sales tax, it’d be great if states were the only jurisdictions that levied them.

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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!

Keep Cybercriminals from Stealing Your Business’s Brand

RogerRossmeisl

When criminals steal an individual’s identity, the victim can take steps to minimize potential damage by, for example, notifying credit agencies and freezing bank accounts. But what happens if a cybercrook steals a company’s identity and uses it to engage in fraud?

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IRS audit rates plummet, especially for wealthy

Accounting Today

Tax audits GAO IRS Tax Tax evasion

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National Accounting Day 2022

Lockstep

This week, we are celebrating the success of our wonderful customers, because accounting teams are the backbone of every business. Even more so, without the organization and fortitude of the accounts receivable (AR) teams, cash flow would be a “cash trickle.” .

What is a Startup CFO’s Role in Fundraising?

BurklandAssociates

Even in a down market, 2022 has the potential to be a solid year for fundraising for startups with a sizable market opportunity, proven product-market fit, and solid metrics. As Read More. The post What is a Startup CFO’s Role in Fundraising? appeared first on Burkland.

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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!

Jennifer Eubanks Forbes Feature Article: What Prospective Contractors Need To Know When Preparing To Bid For A US Federal Government Contract - CPA Department

Jennifer Eubanks

It can be appealing to view the federal government as a customer, but do you know what it takes to prepare a federal government contract bid

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Trends: Are sourcing rules changing (and making anything easier)?

TaxConnex

“Sourcing” or as we often call it, situsing, is key when you determine sales tax obligations: It refers to the location where a sale is taxed.

How Cash Flow Statements Help Experts Find Fraud

RogerRossmeisl

Many fraud investigations focus on financial statements. Because cash is the most commonly stolen business asset, fraud experts regularly scrutinize statements of cash flow for signs of misappropriation and fraudulent disbursements.

New AICPA chair pledges to 'open doors, broaden horizons'

Accounting Today

Diversity and equality AICPA

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

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

Measure then Manage: Taking Control of Your Accounting Business

PANALITIX

RESOURCES / ARTICLES. Measure then Manage: Taking Control of Your Accounting Business. Panalitix is working with a US Accounting business which has grown rapidly in the past two years.

Our New TechCrunch Article on Remote Work Laws & Tax Guidelines for Startups

BurklandAssociates

Burkland’s Managing Director, Tax Practice, Ardy Esmaeili, CPA contributed an article to TechCrunch this month; Starting up remotely? Keep these labor laws and tax guidelines in mind. Our team has Read More.

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Guide to Building a Referral Program - TaxAct ProAdvance

Megan Monaghan

Guide to Building a Referral Program Referrals are a crucial part of building and scaling a business – no matter what industry you’re in. Recently, we learned that many of our customers have not taken the time to create a formal referral program within their tax firm.

Multi-channel selling sales tax: Wholesalers and Drop Shipping

TaxConnex

Sales of tangible personal property (TPP) are presumed to be taxable unless specifically identified as not taxable. However, certain exemptions could apply making the sale of TPP exempt from sales tax in some situations.

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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.