Sat.Feb 10, 2024 - Fri.Feb 16, 2024

article thumbnail

How accountants can make remote work work

Accounting Today

With almost 13% of full-time employees working remotely, and 28.2% in a hybrid arrangement, accounting firms are coming to see the importance of adapting to the new working environment.

Account 68
article thumbnail

Creating ‘No Touch’ Tax Returns

Insightful Accountant

No touch tax returns are the way of the future, or the present depending on who you ask. In either case, firms need to be jumping on the bandwagon.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

How Do Outsourced Accounting Services Work?

GrowthForceBlog

8 min read Outsourcing is the practice of hiring a third-party provider to manage any aspect of a business. Of course, the most popular business functions to outsource are those that are not directly related to the core function of your business but that are still absolutely necessary for its operation.

Account 92
article thumbnail

Strengthen Your Bottom Line: Manufacturing Cost Management Explained

AccountingDepartment

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, where efficiency and innovation reign, understanding and managing costs are paramount to success. Cost management isn't a mere back-office function; it's what ensures your products remain competitive, your operations sustainable, and your company profitable.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Tax Strategy: House passes popular tax changes

Accounting Today

While passage in the Senate is uncertain, many of the changes could impact 2023 tax returns.

tax 125
article thumbnail

4 Ways Outsourced Accounting Helps Non-Profits Deal with Multi-level Government Regulations

LSLCPAs

Your Mission As a non-profit, your primary goal is to provide services that contribute to the betterment of society through a variety of different ways, such as charitable and philanthropic work, or advocacy and awareness. Your entity might be a charitable organization, a public charity, or a private foundation. Whether you are a 501(C)(3),(4), (6), or something.

More Trending

article thumbnail

What I Love About Accounting

Withum

There is no better time to share what I love about public accounting than on Valentine’s Day. Following is a list of 14 things I love about public accounting. 14 Reasons Why I Love Public Accounting I love tax season. What profession can you get to interact with every client you have, get updated on their goings on, share their dreams and goals (since most of these have a financial element) and also get paid for it?

Account 59
article thumbnail

IRS Updates FAQs For Premium Tax Credit

CPA Practice

The IRS released a fact sheet on Feb. 9 that includes updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Premium Tax Credit. The Affordable Care Act’s refundable Premium Tax Credit was created to help lower- and middle-income Americans pay for health insurance purchased through the healthcare marketplace ( HealthCare.gov ). Health insurance can also be purchased through some state exchanges.

tax 114
article thumbnail

Cybersecurity for CPAs: Don't get complacent

Accounting Today

In this month's Cybersecurity for CPAs, a firm takes steps to make sure people still follow the safety rules they instituted during work for home.

cpas 95
article thumbnail

The Current State of Managing Sales Tax Obligations

TaxConnex

To help financial leaders better understand what their peers are doing when it comes to sales and use tax in 2024, TaxConnex® conducted its fourth annual sales tax survey in November of 2023. More than 100 financial leaders from different industries and from a wide range of sizes responded. Their responses are included in the following blog. For the vast majority of organizations, managing the minutia of sales tax obligations can be described as clunky, cumbersome, and risky, with each state hav

Sales 206
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Does Your Business Have Employees Who Get Tips? You May Qualify for a Tax Credit

RogerRossmeisl

If you’re an employer with a business where tipping is routine when providing food and beverages, you may qualify for a federal tax credit involving the Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes that you pay on your employees’ tip income. Credit fundamentals The FICA credit applies to tips that your staff members receive from customers when they buy food and beverages.

tax 180
article thumbnail

Startups Can Make Money Doing Nothing (and Minimize the Impact of Financial Meltdowns)

BurklandAssociates

A few proactive, off-the-radar strategies can provide even more protection and actually make a startup money on its spare cash. The post Startups Can Make Money Doing Nothing (and Minimize the Impact of Financial Meltdowns) appeared first on Burkland.

162
162
article thumbnail

IRS commits to making Child Tax Credit changes quickly

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service would be able to implement changes to the Child Tax Credit within weeks, IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told Congress, and send out tax refunds promptly.

tax 138
article thumbnail

What's new in sales tax?

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. B&O responsibility: A Washington State appellate court has found two sellers responsible for sales tax and business and occupation (B&O) tax on sales made through Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program.

Sales 189
article thumbnail

No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

article thumbnail

Timing Counts When Valuing a Business

RogerRossmeisl

In today’s uncertain markets, the value of a business may change significantly over time. So it’s important to choose the valuation date carefully. Often, the date is prescribed by law or a judge. But sometimes attorneys or others, such as the executor in an estate valuation, are allowed to decide between different dates. A fundamental decision The valuation date serves as a cutoff for the information that can be used to estimate value.

cpa 174
article thumbnail

House Bill Proposes to End Social Security Tax for Retirees

CPA Practice

By Katelyn Washington, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) A proposal to end federal tax on Social Security retirement benefits would provide relief for retirees as early as next year. That’s because, as the bill is worded, federal taxes on Social Security income would be eliminated beginning in 2025 (tax returns filed in early 2026). The You Earned It, You Keep It Act is referred to as a “win-win” by its sponsor, Minnesota Rep.

tax 131
article thumbnail

California’s Veterinarian Telehealth Bill Aims to Relieve Limited Access to Vet Care

VetCPA

California is addressing limited access to veterinary care by passing Assembly Bill 1399, which empowers licensed veterinarians in the state to establish a veterinarian-client/patient relationship through video technology. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law in October, and it will go into effect on January 1, 2024. At the moment, California restricts veterinarians from effectively using telehealth and can bar them from giving simple advice and direction to pet owners through telemed

article thumbnail

Harvesting Tax Losses

Withum

Tax loss harvesting is an income tax planning strategy that involves selling investments at a loss with the intent to offset capital gain income. This strategy is beneficial to taxpayers who have large capital gain income and are seeking ways to lower their related income tax liability. It is important to note that any tax harvesting must be implemented prior to the end of the applicable tax year, which is December 31 st for individual taxpayers.

tax 123
article thumbnail

Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. 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 vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

article thumbnail

Tax-Favored Qualified Small Business Corporation Status Could Help Your Thrive

RogerRossmeisl

Operating your small business as a Qualified Small Business Corporation (QSBC) could be a tax-wise idea. Tax-free treatment for eligible stock gains QSBCs are the same as garden-variety C corporations for tax and legal purposes — except QSBC shareholders are potentially eligible to exclude from federal income tax 100% of their stock sale gains. That translates into a 0% federal income tax rate on QSBC stock sale profits!

tax 172
article thumbnail

Voting Opens for 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

CPA Practice

Voting in the 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards is now open. The CPA Practice Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards give our readers the opportunity to spotlight the technologies they most rely on and trust to manage their firms, provide client services, and help those clients run their businesses. From online tax and accounting systems, practice management, document automation and workflow tools, to apps for collaboration, mobile productivity and research.

article thumbnail

Gloom or boom? Tax pros differ on AI

Accounting Today

Whether they're enthusiastic or terrified, tax practitioners are anything but indifferent to the rise of artificial intelligence.

tax 137
article thumbnail

Anders Technology Makes CRN’s MSP 500 List for 2024

Anders CPA

Anders Technology, a service line of Anders CPAs + Advisors, is proud to be recognized on CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2024. The annual MSP 500 list acknowledges the leading solution providers in North America whose innovative approaches to providing managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel with groundbreaking solutions while helping end users improve operational efficiencies and maximize their return on investment.

article thumbnail

Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

article thumbnail

The Kiddie Tax Could Affect Your Children Until They’re Young Adults

RogerRossmeisl

The so-called “kiddie tax” can cause some of a child’s unearned income to be taxed at the parent’s higher marginal federal income tax rates instead of at the usually much lower rates that a child would otherwise pay. For purposes of this federal income tax provision, a “child” can be up to 23 years old. So, the kiddie tax can potentially affect young adults as well as kids.

tax 168
article thumbnail

Several Taxpayer Assistance Centers to Have Saturday Hours, IRS Says

CPA Practice

Not only has the IRS extended weekly office hours at nearly 250 taxpayer assistance centers throughout the country this filing season, but several of those sites will have special Saturday hours beginning next weekend. The special Saturday openings will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24, March 16, April 13, and May 18. Offices in dozens of states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will be open during this special four-month event, with no appointments required.

119
119
article thumbnail

Tax extenders bill stalled

Accounting Today

The tax extenders legislation is still tied up in the Senate after being passed in the House as senators are still seeking changes in some of the provisions, such as the expanded Child Tax Credit.

tax 117
article thumbnail

Is PwC Cooking Up Another Big Rebranding?

Going Concern

TLDR: PwC has engaged McCann as global creative agency, their current logo is 14 years old, and the tax scandal that originated at PwC Australia has done real damage to the PwC brand worldwide. Plus they like debuting new logos when the economy sucks. There might be a new face of PwC on the horizon. Ad Age reported earlier this month that PwC has appointed Interpublic Group of Cos.

Start-ups 115
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Scott Reddersen Awarded 40 Under 40 Honor by Washington Business Journal

Withum

Withum is proud to share that Scott Reddersen was named to the Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40 List for 2024. Scott has over 15 years of experience and specializes in tax compliance and planning for high-net-worth individuals. He leads the Tax Service Line out of Withum’s DC metro area and will soon take over as Partner-in-Charge of the DC office effective July 1.

article thumbnail

80% of Employers Plan to Increase Investment in Workforce Development

CPA Practice

More than 80% of businesses are currently planning to increase overall investment in workforce development in 2024, according to a new survey from RGP, a global consulting firm. The survey explored the key market factors that are shaping workforce investment decisions for U.S. businesses in the year ahead. “There’s a lot of work out there, but the lingering labor market imbalance is causing employers to embrace new ways of finding the skills they need, and our latest research validates this shif

Finance 115
article thumbnail

5 IRS developments to watch this tax season

Accounting Today

New technology systems and the addition of cryptocurrency on tax forms are just some of the IRS developments to watch in 2024.

tax 136
article thumbnail

New Jersey Weighs In on the Usefulness of 150 Hours

Going Concern

The 150-hour rule debate rages on, hope you’re not sick of talking about it. INSIDE Public Accounting has shared key takeaways from a recent survey of 1,060 members of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) that aimed to get members’ view on the 150-hour rule. Those takeaways are: More than 40% of those surveyed said that new hires working in accounting-related roles who had not completed 150 credit hours “rarely” or “never” pursue CPA certification.

article thumbnail

How CPA Firms Can Profit From Payroll Services Without the Extra Work

"Offer payroll and do it yourself,” they said. “It’ll be fun!” Spoiler alert: It was not fun. Most CPA firms know that they need to offer payroll services to their clients or risk losing them to another firm that will. However, many don’t really want to. It is often time-consuming and complex due to changing tax laws and regulations, and with the growing staffing shortages, most just don’t have the resources.