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Top 12 expense management tips for businesses in 2024.

Airbase

In a tumultuous economy, effective expense management is more important than ever. To maintain financial stability and drive strategic growth, organizations must optimize spending and have accurate financial data to inform decisions. Effective expense management is often challenging due to the complexity and diversity of employee spending. With numerous cost categories, complex approval processes, and the need for accurate recordkeeping, it’s often difficult to maintain control and visibility ov

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Tax Consequences of Employer-Provided Life Insurance

RogerRossmeisl

If your employer provides life insurance, you probably find it to be a desirable fringe benefit. However, if group term life insurance is part of your benefits package, and the coverage is higher than $50,000, there may be undesirable income tax implications. You’re taxed on income you didn’t receive The first $50,000 of group term life insurance coverage that your employer provides is excluded from taxable income and doesn’t add anything to your income tax bill.

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How will AI affect accounting jobs?

ThomsonReuters

Jump to: How is AI affecting accounting? Is AI replacing accounting jobs? What is AI automating in accounting? Can AI do accounting? How to use AI to innovate Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its presence felt across many industries—and the accounting profession is no exception. While 51% of accounting professionals believe that ChatGPT and generative AI should be applied to tax, accounting, and audit work, opinions are divided about the usefulness of AI tools.

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What private equity means for accountants

Accounting Today

PE investment in accounting is potentially big business. Here's some of the views from key players in the ecosystem.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

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 such as ART (our 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. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Sean Duncan on the Transformation of Traditional Accounting and Role of Technology Adoption

Canopy Accounting

Sean Duncan, founder of SMD Consulting & Accounting, talks about how he navigated the challenging terrain of transforming a traditional accounting practice into a future-facing firm. We'll dive into the importance of aligning personal and professional goals, and discuss the game-changing role of technology adoption in achieving work-life balance.

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Revenue vs. Profit: Understanding the Difference and the KPIs that Matter

AccountingDepartment

Business owners strive to maximize their company’s profits. After all, profits are the primary metric of a successful business. However, not everyone understands the difference between revenue and profit, and why it matters for their business.

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IRS extends e-signature and encrypted email options

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service is extending two of its pandemic-related options for taxpayers and tax professionals.

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Update on Depreciating Business Assets

RogerRossmeisl

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act liberalized the rules for depreciating business assets. However, the amounts change every year due to inflation adjustments. And due to high inflation, the adjustments for 2023 were big. Here are the numbers that small business owners need to know. §179 deductions For qualifying assets placed in service in tax years beginning in 2023, the maximum §179 deduction is $1.16 million.

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What's holding the profession back?

Accounting Today

AJ Johnson, Geoff Brown and Calvin Harris share their unique perspectives as African-Americans who lead three of the biggest state CPA societies.

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Annual Financial Planning for Startups: Part-Two, Projections & Plans

BurklandAssociates

Part two of a three-part series focused on helping growing startups budget and plan for success in the new year. The post Annual Financial Planning for Startups: Part-Two, Projections & Plans appeared first on Burkland.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Tax Representation Help: A Lifeline for Taxpayers

MyIRSRelief

Mike Habib, EA: Your Ally in Navigating Tax Problems Tax issues can be a source of significant stress and confusion. Whether it’s unfiled tax returns, unpaid back taxes, tax audits and appeals, or 941 employment payroll problems, these issues can seem insurmountable. However, our representation firm led by experienced EAs, tax professionals specialize in these very problems.

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IRS Opens Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Tool to Auto Dealers

RogerRossmeisl

As reported via IR-2023-202 on 11/1/2023 IRS opens free Energy Credit Online tool for sellers of clean vehicles to register for time-of-sale reporting and dealer advance payments for the Clean Vehicle Credit The Internal Revenue Service announced today that sellers of clean vehicles can now register using the new IRS Energy Credits Online tool, available free from the IRS.

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Virtual card payments and their benefits for accounts payable departments.

Airbase

Virtual cards are a game-changer for accounts payable departments. They’re an efficient solution for any business looking to streamline their expense management and procurement processes. In addition to greater control, security, and flexibility, virtual card payments can save finance teams hours of tedious work. David Coffman, VP Finance at Doximity, says Airbase virtual cards play an integral role in cutting the company’s time-to-close in half.

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Deloitte Auditors Got Caught Changing Their Computer Clocks to Backdate Workpapers

Going Concern

This is not the kind of behavior we expect from our friends in the north! CPA Ontario announced yesterday Deloitte will be paying $1.59 million ($1.15 million USD) in fines and costs for breaches of the CPA Ontario Code of Professional Conduct (Rule 501 and 502). 501 covers a firm’s maintenance of policies and procedures for compliance with professional standards and 502 a firm’s maintenance of policies and procedures: competence and conduct of firm members.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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1041 Trust Tax Preparation and the Need for Professional Tax Help

MyIRSRelief

Form 1041, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, is a complex tax form that is used to report the income and expenses of estates and trusts. The fiduciary of an estate or trust is responsible for filing Form 1041, which is due on April 15th each year (unless an extension is filed). Trust tax preparation can be a challenging task, even for experienced tax preparers.

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Valuing Intangible Assets

RogerRossmeisl

Intangible assets — such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and customer lists — can have substantial value. But, unless they’re purchased from a third-party, you might not know what they’re currently worth. For example, if a business cultivates a well-known brand over several years using internal resources, it won’t appear on its balance sheet. Owners of intangibles need to know the value of these assets in various situations.

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Top 12 expense management tips for businesses in 2024.

Airbase

In a tumultuous economy, effective expense management is more important than ever. To maintain financial stability and drive strategic growth, organizations must optimize spending and have accurate financial data to inform decisions. Effective expense management is often challenging due to the complexity and diversity of employee spending. With numerous cost categories, complex approval processes, and the need for accurate recordkeeping, it’s often difficult to maintain control and visibility ov

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IRS OKs E-Signatures to Be Used on a Slew of Forms Indefinitely

CPA Practice

The IRS said on Monday that it will allow electronic signatures to be used on certain tax forms “indefinitely until more robust technical solutions are deployed.” In addition, the agency extended until Oct. 31, 2025, the ability to use encrypted email when working directly with IRS employees to clear up tax-related issues or concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic the IRS provided temporary relief allowing taxpayers to use digital or e-signatures on specified paper forms and filings that would or

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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CFOs should embrace digital transformation or risk irrelevance

Accounting Today

In an ever-shifting global landscape full of economic uncertainties, the traditional role of chief financial officers is undergoing a seismic evolution.

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Tax Implications of Guaranteeing a Loan to Your Corporation

RogerRossmeisl

Let’s say you decide to, or are asked to, guarantee a loan to your corporation. Before agreeing to act as a guarantor, endorser or indemnitor of a debt obligation of your closely held corporation, be aware of the possible tax implications. If your corporation defaults on the loan and you’re required to pay principal or interest under the guarantee agreement, you don’t want to be caught unaware.

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Understanding the Latest Accounting Standards Update 2023-01 Leases: Common Control Arrangements

Withum

The subject of accounting standards is of utmost importance in the business world. With the ever-evolving nature of the global economy, it becomes imperative to align accounting practices and regulations with the changing needs of organizations. To this end, the Accounting Standards Update 2023-01 Leases (Topic 842): Common Control Arrangements offers valuable insights and guidelines for entities involved in such transactions.

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Shortage of Accountants? Think Again.

CPA Practice

By Andrew Argue, CPA. People are nervous. College graduates with accounting degrees , CPA exam takers , new entrants to the accounting workforce —all these metrics and our experience make us feel there’s a lack of interest in our industry. You can sense the collective anxiety brewing: Is our industry running low on accounting talent? It’s not just the macro stats causing concern.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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IRS criminal investigators team up with other countries to tackle cybercrime

Accounting Today

Officials from the IRS's Criminal Investigation division met with tax officials from four other countries to uncover tax evasion and money laundering schemes through data mining.

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Selling Your Home for a Big Profit? Here are the Tax Rules

RogerRossmeisl

Many homeowners across the country have seen their home values increase in recent years. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price of existing homes sold in July of 2023 rose 1.9% over July of 2022 after a couple years of much higher increases. The median home price was $467,500 in the Northeast, $304,600 in the Midwest, $366,200 in the South and $610,500 in the West.

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Alzheimer’s & Caregiver’s Awareness With the Alzheimer’s Association

Withum

Explore Other Episodes #CivicWarriors #WithumImpact The post Alzheimer’s & Caregiver’s Awareness With the Alzheimer’s Association appeared first on Withum.

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Three Tips for When Your Small Business Needs to Raise Funds

CPA Practice

By Angela Ruth, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) Trying to start a business or take one to the next level can be expensive. You might be increasing your staffing, starting a marketing campaign or developing a new product. Self-funding is often recommended, but that isn’t a possibility for everyone. Getting a business loan from your bank is certainly a possibility, but there are other funding sources available.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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CLA makes plans for expansion abroad amid AI push

Accounting Today

CliftonLarsonAllen has been building its international network since starting it last year in the U.K. and Ireland, with further expansion plans to other parts of the world as it begins to roll out artificial intelligence technology that it's calling CLA GPT.

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Divorcing Business Owners Should Pay Attention to the Tax Consequences

RogerRossmeisl

If you’re getting a divorce, you know the process is generally filled with stress. But if you’re a business owner, tax issues can complicate matters even more. Your business ownership interest is one of your biggest personal assets and in many cases, your marital property will include all or part of it. Transferring property tax-free In general, you can divide most assets, including cash and business ownership interests, between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse without any federal income or gif

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This Guy Thinks KPMG Are a Bunch of C U Next Tuesdays

Going Concern

Being ignorant Yanks no one around here knows who Warren Mundine is so before we get into what he said to KPMG Australia and why let’s briefly cover his CV. I linked this in today’s Monday morning news brief but thought we could use the whole story. Plus it isn’t often I get the chance to legitimately use the word “c**t” in a story involving a Big 4 professional services firm so yay to that, big fans of profanity here.

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Employers Can Get a Tax Benefit for Providing Gym Access

CPA Practice

Is your company requiring more employees to return to the business premises? They may be reluctant to do so, but you can offer some new accommodations that might make things more worthwhile. For example, your company may provide a gym or similar athletic facility on the premises so employees can work out before or after work hours (or maybe even during lunch) There are several potential benefits such as creating goodwill and improving morale—not to mention fostering better health among workers—p

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Join the Instant Payment Revolution: Read 7 Must-Know Facts for Small Businesses

Technology evolves at lightning speed, and as finance keeps changing, instant payments emerge as a game-changer for small businesses. By 2030, instant payments are projected to surge by 289% and will become the new norm in financial transactions. Our whitepaper reveals seven must-know facts about instant payments, offering to help you navigate this financial revolution effectively.