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Prices, Shipping, Growth: New Trends in E-Commerce

TaxConnex

How much are consumers spending online, and what do merchants pay for shipping in relation to the overall revenue from those e-commerce orders? These are just two questions answered in the recent 2021 E-Commerce Shipping and Fulfillment Benchmarks Report.

Taking Over a Family Business

Withum

When a child takes over a family business they immediately become an entrepreneur. This can be a daunting undertaking if the child is not prepared or is not inclined to be a business owner. So, here are some things to consider. Blogs

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What If The IRS Knocks On My Door? How To Handle An Audit Of Your Business.

GrowthForceBlog

7 min read. The pandemic brought on many tax changes- including the uptick in small business audits. In 2020, the IRS announced its plan to increase small business tax audits by 50% in 2021 [1]. Fraud Prevention / Internal Controls

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Tax Breaks to Consider During National Small Business Week

RogerRossmeisl

The week of September 13-17 has been declared National Small Business Week by the Small Business Administration. To commemorate the week, here are three tax breaks to consider.

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Path to Becoming a CFO with Kelly Steckelberg, CFO at Zoom

Speaker: Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg

Join us for this very special conversation between veteran tech CFO, Jeff Epstein, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg. The session gives us an opportunity to showcase the changes over time for CFOs, and draw comparisons between enterprise and fast-growing, early-stage companies.

What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes

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. State Revenue Updates. Dire forecasts of states’ plunging sales tax revenue in the age of COVID continue to be proven wrong.

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Fintech Developments in the Startup Ecosystem

BurklandAssociates

As Fintech continues to be a top destination for VC capital, the sector is driving key developments across the startup ecosystem. According to Pitchbook data, some $1.354B went into 40 Read More. The post Fintech Developments in the Startup Ecosystem appeared first on Burkland.

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Claiming a Theft Loss Deduction if Your Business is the Victim of Embezzlement

RogerRossmeisl

A business may be able to claim a federal income tax deduction for a theft loss. But does embezzlement count as theft? In most cases it does but you’ll have to substantiate the loss. A recent U.S. Tax Court decision illustrates how that’s sometimes difficult to do.

AccountingDepartment.com Congratulates Clients on Making the Inc. 5000 List

AccountingDepartment

AccountingDepartment.com, the leader in outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services, would like to congratulate our amazing clients that made it onto the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. The Inc.

US Markets Are Recovering: Is Your Business Ready for the Competition?

GrowthForceBlog

7 min read. The US economy grew 6.3% in the first quarter, and 6.5% in the second quarter of 2021 [1]. Despite growing daily case numbers of the novel coronavirus's Delta variant, growth is still expected to continue. Profitability & Growth

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Apple Software Patch is an Indication of an Intensifying Cybersecurity Arms Race 

PYMNTS

Apple released an emergency software patch on Monday (Sept. 13) after researchers at University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovered a security flaw that could allow hackers to secretly install spyware on Apple devices through iMessage without users’ knowledge.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

Planning for Year-End Gifts with the Gift Tax Annual Exclusion

RogerRossmeisl

As we approach the holidays and the end of the year, many people may want to make gifts of cash or stock to their loved ones.

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Minimizing Accounts Receivable Process Time for Greater Cash Flow

AccountingDepartment

All businesses want to increase their cash flow rate, but sometimes cash flow delays come from within the company itself. Time-consuming manual processes and an Accounts Receivables (AR) staff that may be in the dark for some critical information can all be connected to a slow AR process.

Hollywood Ponzi Scheme Guilty Plea

FraudFiles

The big news in Hollywod is a D-List actor named Zach Avery (legal name Zachary Horowitz) who is set to plead guilty to a Ponzi scheme in which he collected $650 million from about 250 investors. That’s a lot of money! And that’s an impressive scam.

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New Report: Half of Large Firms Are Focused On Digital Identity and Authentication

PYMNTS

The digital shift quickly morphed into the connected economy, and in that online global ecosystem, identity is at least half the battle when it comes to securing against cybertheft.

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.

IRS Extends Filing and Payment Dates for New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Withum

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Calculating Adjusted Tax Basis in a Partnership or LLC: Understanding Inside vs. Outside Basis

CTP

Calculating adjusted tax basis in a partnership or LLC takes us into a complex area of tax law. Remember that the tax basis is equal to the purchase price of an asset minus any accumulated depreciation.

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Invest In Your Middle Managers: They Can Make or Break Your Business

GrowthForceBlog

7 min read. It’s the year of the great resignation– Businesses everywhere are currently facing an unprecedented turnover surge and labor shortage , so focusing on employee retention to avoid high turnover rates and their costs is more important now than ever before! Human Capital

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PayPal Finalizes UK Crypto Trading With Litecoin, Ethereum Addition

PYMNTS

PayPal in the U.K. has completed its launch of cryptocurrency trading on the platform to include Litecoin and Ethereum, adding to bitcoin and BitcoinCash, which were rolled out last month, PayPal tweeted on Friday (Sept. Eligible U.K.

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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.

President Biden and the SBA Announces Significant Changes to EIDL Program

Withum

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Accounting for Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets

AccountingDepartment

It's a brave new cyber world that we live in, one where virtual currency exists to exchange and pay for things globally. Certainly, this throws a whole new monkey wrench into basic accounting platforms and raises a few questions.

Leadership Development

RitaKeller

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ” – John Quincy Adams. Once again it is time to remind you of the leadership development programs offered by Convergence Coaching.

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London FinTech Curve Launches BNPL Alternative

PYMNTS

London FinTech and super app startup Curve is introducing a new installment product to compete against the buy now pay later (BNPL) market, according to a Thursday (Sept. 16) press release. The U.K.

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.

Tax Proposals Released by House Ways and Means Committee

Withum

Articles Tax Policy Election

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Significant Changes to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Announced by the SBA

KROST

The EIDL is a loan directly from the SBA that offers a low-interest, fixed rate, long-term loan that is available to businesses that were impacted by the pandemic. Unlike the PPP, the EIDL must be repaid and cannot be forgiven.

Does Your Growing Business Need Controller Services?

AccountingDepartment

Many small-to-mid-size businesses, even many with revenues as high as $25 million annually, don’t have a financial controller. But adding controller services to your company’s accounting financial services has many benefits. outsourced accounting improving sales

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Deep Dive: How AI- and ML-Powered Analysis Can Improve Fraud Detection and Investigation

PYMNTS

The threat businesses face from financial crimes has never been greater.

Managing Security Issues with a Remote Workforce while Continuing to Grow Your Practice

Speaker: Jim Bourke, Managing Director Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown

In this discussion, Jim Bourke, Managing Director Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown, will share his perspective on what he witnessed during this period of change – the good and the bad, and he’ll share some of the best practices for security and privacy in our space around technology and innovative advisory offerings in this new world.

Things To Consider Before Selling Your Skagit County Business

SkagitCountyTaxServices

You’ve put in the years, labored long days, sweat the bad times, and high-fived in the good as your business grew. Now, it looks like it’s time to step away into the next life stage, slay the next dragon. It’s time to sell. You think.).

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3 Essential Estate Planning Strategies Not to Be Ignored

Marlogin,Winer&Evens

With most tax planning, there are certain strategies that are generally effective and shouldn’t be ignored. The same holds true for estate planning. Here are three essential estate planning strategies to consider that may help you achieve your goals.

Preventing Fraud in a Law Firm

FraudFiles

There are two inexpensive and simple steps that can be taken to provide more oversight for the disbursement function at a law office. First, a partner needs to be actively involved in the process of issuing checks and payments.

Mastercard, Dubai Asset Management Team on Expanding Use of Payments App in UAE

PYMNTS

Mastercard is keeping an arrangement going with Dubai Asset Management in order to promote more robust digital payments in the UAE, a press release says. The release says this partnership will reward residents in numerous residential communities in that area by helping to enhance technology.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.