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.

5 Pain Points Every Small to Medium-Sized Accounting Firm Experiences

These are the top 5 pain points that come up over and over again when we talk to small to medium-sized accounting firms. Let's break each one down and talk about solutions!

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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Deloitte: Climate change will cost $178T by 2070

Accounting Today

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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.

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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Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

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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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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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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AICPA names 2022 Outstanding Young CPAs

Accounting Today

CPAs AICPA

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

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.

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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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.

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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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

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 speeding up the month-end close and better managing your remote teams.

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.” .

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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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.

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. .

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 to Qualify for – and Keep – Cyber Insurance Coverage

RogerRossmeisl

These days, it’s common for businesses to purchase cyber insurance to help mitigate financial losses from network breaches. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the proportion of businesses adding cyber coverage increased from 26% in 2016 to 47% in 2020.

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

Accounting Today

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Airbase Presents: Off the Ledger LIVE! — Small Teams. Big Impact.

Speaker: Panel Speakers

Airbase invites you to virtually join our inaugural one-day conference inspired by, and in support of, Off the Ledger — a Slack community of over 3,300 finance and accounting professionals. Learn how your finance teams, big or small, can have the greatest impact.

It’s Official, the Only Way to Get a Decent Raise is by Leaving Your Firm

Going Concern

As public accountants pull the ripcord and bail out from their firms in droves for the greener grass of industry, government, and even the blissful quiet of unemployment so they can figure out what they really want to do with their lives there’s a lot of talk about the abandoned workloads being dumped on the fools loyal grunts who remain.

How Much Money Should My Startup Raise at Series A?

BurklandAssociates

Raise enough money to cover 18-24 months of runway based on your growth plans after the round while preserving as much equity as possible. The post How Much Money Should My Startup Raise at Series A? appeared first on Burkland. Accounting CFO Insights Financial Modeling Fundraising SaaS

Why you shouldn’t miss this year’s biggest accounting industry event!

Accounting Insight

After two years of cancelled, postponed and virtual events, like everyone else, we are thrilled that in-person exhibitions and trade shows are back this summer.

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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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!