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Top Skills Needed to Manage Sales Tax


The majority of businesses still manage their sales tax obligations with internal staff, but do they have what it takes to manage sales tax effectively?

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What's the Difference Between Cost Accounting and Management Accounting?


5 min read. Spoiler alert: Both cost accounting and management accounting are intended for internal use by business leaders. Smart leaders use it to improve organization operations and boost the bottom line. Accounting & Bookkeeping

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New Per Diem Business Travel Rates Became Effective on October 1


Are employees at your business traveling again after months of virtual meetings? In Notice 2021-52, the IRS announced the fiscal 2022 “per diem” rates that became effective October 1, 2021.

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Crafting Your Accounting Innovation Strategy

Speaker: Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Tired of everyone telling you that you need to modernize your accounting operations, but not telling you how to actually do it? Attend this non-technical, but technology-focused session to actually work through creating an innovation strategy and developing a plan for modernizing the way you provide accounting services with the latest accounting technologies.

NOMAD States: The Latest on Sales Tax


NOMAD and sales tax – I’m sure you’ve heard it before. But what does it mean? When it relates to sales tax, the NOMAD states refer to the five American states without a statewide sales tax: New Hampshire, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Delaware.

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PEO for Startups: Save Costs & Improve Benefits


What is a PEO? A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) allows its participants to outsource many of their human resource functions, share employment liability, and, often, gain economies of scale to Read More.


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Tax Implications of Donating Artwork to Charity


If you own a valuable piece of art, or other property, you may wonder how much of a tax deduction you could get by donating it to charity. The answer to that question can be complex because several different tax rules may come into play with such contributions.

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Common Problems with In-House Accounting Departments


As a business owner, you always want to make sure that all operations run properly and efficiently. You want to ensure that you are in control of all of your company's operations. This way, you simply know what's going on. This approach puts you in the driver's seat.

CPA Solutions for Amazon Sellers


When it comes to sheer exposure for your business, it’s hard to beat Amazon. If you’ve been using an Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) account, then you might already be familiar with the administrative fees associated with warehousing, packing, shipping, and customer service.

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Nigerian Payments Startup Flutterwave Seeks New Funding at $3B Valuation


Nigerian cross-border payments startup Flutterwave is putting its feelers out for a new round of funding at a minimum valuation of $3 billion, about triple its last value, per news reports that cited unnamed sources.

5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Keep Going: Claudia’s Story


When the financial crisis hit in 2007, Claudia McKinney had no way of knowing it would mark the start of her new career. Nothing good—in her own family or across the nation—seemed to be coming from the economic slump. “My husband’s business suffered tremendously,” McKinney states. Attends EO Xcentric 2021


This past week, Business Development Representative, Shawn Marcum attended the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Xcentric event in New Orleans, LA. entrepreneurs events industry events ADC news company news eo xcentric entrepreneurs organization


Who Were the Best Presidents in Your Lifetime?


Who were the best United States Presidents in your lifetime? If you are age 80, there were 15 presidents from FDR through Joseph Biden. If you are age 30, the list starts at George H.W. Bush and there are six to choose from.


XRP Prices Up Despite Ongoing Ripple SEC Woes


The cryptocurrency XRP hit $1.23 Saturday (Oct. 9), up by over 9% in 24 hours, while its blockchain payments network Ripple is in the middle of an ongoing courtroom drama with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Decrypt reported.

4 Steps to Building Your Client Advisory Services Practice With Passion & Purpose

Speaker: Amy Vetter, CEO of The B3 Method Institute

As a CPA, consultant and entrepreneur, Amy will share insights and best practices from her own experience starting and growing an advisory services practice on her own and as a Partner in accounting, and from her 10+ years of advising thousands of firm leaders on how to grow and scale their businesses. You will walk away with actionable tools, tips and resources for creating and maintaining a solid, scalable foundation for your business for years to come.

When Your Sales & Profitability Are Struggling, Do THIS.


8 min read. Setting sales goals is a normal, necessary part of running a business that you hope to run for a long, long time. Keeping track of your progress toward annual sales goals helps you determine whether your business is on target to meet, exceed, or fall short of those goals.

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5 Ways to Make Halloween Candy Tax-Deductible


Did you know you can deduct Halloween candy from your taxes? As a business, you can use Halloween candy as a tax write-off if you figure out a way to make it business-related. Here are five ways to deduct those over-priced bags of snack-size chocolates this October: Make a promotion out of it.

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OECD Announces Consensus on Global Minimum Tax



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Bitcoin Daily: Venezuela's Simon Bolivar Int'l Airport to Accept Crypto for Flights; BitPay, Wix to Team on Crypto Payments


Simón Bolivar International Airport, which is Venezuela’s largest airport and also known as Maiquetía, will add bitcoin, Dash and Petro as payment options for clients buying tickets, CryptoPotato reported. Petro is a Venezuelan government-issued digital asset.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

SSA Announces Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2022


SSA Press Release: Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase for 2022 (Oct. 13, 2021). Available at [link]. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment to the maximum amount of earnings subject to Social Security tax (i.e.,

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Keep Going: Senga’s Story


In 2017, Senga Nuga invested his last $100 to start his own business, desperate to provide for his wife and one-year-old daughter.

Black CPA Centennial Names Aaron Slaughter to 2021 40 Under 40 Black CPA List



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Artsy on Leveraging Mobile Payments to Drive Cross-Border Art Sales


The ongoing pandemic has not stopped collectors from acquiring art from both new and established artists around the globe. Galleries and auction houses, like many markets, increasingly have moved to online and mobile platforms, expanding their footprints through global eCommerce marketplaces.

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Rethinking the Concept of the Employee: How Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Accounting Business

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP

The very mention of the word "Outsourcing" is enough to send shivers down the employee spine. However, this gut reaction - while understandable - is merely based on misconceptions. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean mass layoffs and transplanting offshore. Rather, it could be utilized as an employee-friendly way to assuage an overburdened staff, relieve productivity bottlenecks, and stimulate growth. Join Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP, for this enlightening discussion on the ins and outs of outsourcing, and what it can do for your practice.

Plan’s Anti-Assignment Clause Blocks Provider’s Lawsuit for Benefits


Alkon v. Cigna Health and Life Ins. 2021 WL 3362562 (D. 2021). An out-of-network health care provider performed surgery on a participant in an ERISA health plan.

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New York State Provides Hurricane Ida “Big Apple” Relief for 10/15 – But No Relief for NYS PTET Election Date


On Tuesday, New York State issued Notice N-21-5 {“Notice”} that provides additional Hurricane Ida relief that was missing in its Notice N-21-3 as discussed in our prior post.

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NEW REPORT: Capturing the Global Cryptocurrency Payments Opportunity


Consumers and businesses alike are expressing more curiosity surrounding emerging payment methods after a year of rapid change to common shopping and banking practices.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Using an IRS Accountable Plan to Maximize Deductions for Your Skagit County Business


Any of you Skagit County business owners remember those halcyon days when you could “talk a little business” with somebody while traveling … and then you got to write off the whole getaway on your taxes? Even if that ever really happened, that ain’t today.

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New York State Provides Hurricane Ida “Big Apple” Relief for 10/15 – But No Relief for NYS PTET Election Date


On Tuesday, New York State issued Notice N-21-5 {“Notice”} that provides additional Hurricane Ida relief that was missing in its Notice N-21-3 as discussed in our prior post.

How Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Brands


Recent news has been calling out big tech such as Facebook for it’s ethical choices in the face of a whistleblower who ousted the company for repeatedly choosing profit over people and buying out the “little guys” who try to compete with the conglomerate.

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Netflix Is Starting a Book Club


Streaming behemoth Netflix announced Friday (Oct. 15) it’s joining forces with Starbucks and some of the world’s most prolific and popular book writers on the Netflix Book Club.

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10 Pragmatic Guidelines to Inspire Trust in Your Accounting Firm During COVID Times

Speaker: Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at Goldin Group LLC

The accounting profession has been moving from transactional to advisory work. Advisory work is based on relationships and an ongoing dialogue. The pandemic has forced many firms into a remote environment. The implicit trust of a face-to-face interaction is gone. So how do you rebuild or reproduce that trust, key to a relationship, in a remote environment. Can it be done and if so how to best execute? Join Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at the Goldin Group, LLC, for this enlightening discussion on the elements of engendering trust.