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6 Sales Tax Filing Mistakes Businesses Commonly Make | TaxConnex

TaxConnex

Sales tax is not something top of mind for most executives, but it is something that the majority of businesses will have to manage at some level. No matter the size of your business, if you are selling a taxable product or service and establish nexus in specific states or jurisdictions, then you have a sales tax obligation. While it is not meant to be a burden on the seller, many businesses have been left scrambling to understand how to manage the complex process of sales tax compliance.

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Accounting Firms that Embrace Cloud Tech See Higher Growth, Says Survey

CPA Practice

Accounting firms employing cloud-based technology solutions experience higher levels of growth, but many are still grappling with how to harness the full power of such tools for strategic benefit. This is according to the 2024 U.S. Accounting Industry Report, commissioned by Wolters Kluwer, which polled 1,776 tax and accounting firms of all sizes, also shows that modern accounting practices face a mix of internal and client facing challenges.

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Update on the CPA Profession

Dent Moses

When talking with clients, I always like to know how their business is going. I love to hear about everything: their team, sales, challenges, etc. When asked the same question, I usually respond, “Business is great, and we’re looking for more.” However, one of the accounting profession’s biggest challenges is the need for more people to do the work.

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CNA to provide CPA firms with BOI coverage

Accounting Today

The AICPA's professional liability insurer will cover client services related to the Corporate Transparency Act's beneficial ownership information reporting requirement.

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5 Steps to Shield Your Business: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Payment Fraud

As scams grow more sophisticated, it's crucial to stay proactive in defending against these threats. This guide equips CFOs, accountants, and business leaders with five essential steps—from fundamental safeguards to advanced security measures to strengthen your financial defenses. From enhancing data security to implementing fraud detection tools and safeguarding financial transactions, this guide provides expert advice that could save your company millions.

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Private Equity in Public Accounting: Salvation or Ruination?

CPA Practice

The landscape of public accounting experienced an unprecedented shakeup in 2023, marked not by the usual suspects of annual updates or technological advancements, but by a surge of interest from an unexpected source: private equity (PE). With a series of high-profile investments in large accounting firms and a quieter but no less significant foray into the accounting software sector, PE firms have unmistakably cast their eyes towards an industry traditionally characterized by its cautious, measu

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Accountants want to see different kinds of diversity in workplace

Accounting Today

A new survey from the ACCA looks at trends in DEI, AI, employee retention, hybrid work and mental health for accountants.

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State of Accounting Workflow Automation Report Shows Challenges of Profession

CPA Practice

Financial professionals face significant workflow challenges, and have been increasingly adopting technologies that can help them overcome staffing shortages, remote workforces and increased workloads. A new report from Financial Cents that delves into the experiences and challenges faced by accounting, bookkeeping, and tax firm owners. The 2024 State of Accounting Workflow Automation Report provides invaluable insights from 367 respondents primarily located in North America, including firm owne

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Hot Topics: Sales Tax Rates | TaxConnex

TaxConnex

Sales tax compliance depends on many factors. One of the most important – and the most incessantly changing – is the tax rates that America’s thousands of jurisdictions impose. These rates change all the time – if not the actual percentage, then the exemptions and other special rules that can seem nothing short of picayune for a business just trying to stay on the right side of sales tax laws.

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XBert, the AI-powered work intelligence tool for Accountants and Bookkeepers, launches in the UK

Accounting Insight

XBert, the future leading AI-powered software for bookkeeping and accounting teams, is now available in the UK. XBert helps bookkeepers and accountants work faster and smarter, thanks to its unique features that monitor data integrity, automate workflows, provide analytics and insights, and offer a white-labelled client portal. XBert’s co-founder, Troy Brown, said: “We are thrilled to launch XBert in the UK, one of the largest and most competitive markets for bookkeeping and accounting services.

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How to Measure Your SaaS Startup’s Net Revenue Retention (NRR)

BurklandAssociates

Net Revenue Retention (NRR), also known as Net Dollar Retention (NDR) is a key metric for SaaS companies. Measuring NRR provides important insights into a SaaS startup’s retention and expansion Read More The post How to Measure Your SaaS Startup’s Net Revenue Retention (NRR) appeared first on Burkland.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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Defer a Current Tax Bill with a Like-Kind Exchange

RogerRossmeisl

If you’re interested in selling commercial or investment real estate that has appreciated significantly, one way to defer a tax bill on the gain is with a §1031 “like-kind” exchange. With this transaction, you exchange the property rather than sell it. Although the real estate market has been tough recently in some locations, there are still profitable opportunities (with high resulting tax bills) when the like-kind exchange strategy may be attractive.

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Tax levies, liens representation – getting professional tax relief help

MyIRSRelief

When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposes a wage or bank levy , it can create a significant financial strain on individuals and businesses alike. A levy is a legal seizure of property to satisfy a tax debt, and when it comes to wages or bank accounts, the impact is direct and immediate. However, there are avenues for obtaining relief from these levies, and understanding these options is crucial for those affected.

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Exploring New Features of Power BI for Planning and Forecasting

Acterys

Successful planning, budgeting, and forecasting requires having the right strategy and tools to process and analyze vast amounts of data. That’s why Microsoft is constantly updating and expanding features of Power BI. Learn about recent platform updates that help financial professionals uncover insights quickly and efficiently. Plus, find out how to maximize your planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes with a unified approach to data and analytics.

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Treasury: IRS Could Collect $561 Billion in Revenue Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act

CPA Practice

A new Treasury Department analysis says the IRS could turn the nearly $80 billion in funding it’s receiving from the Inflation Reduction Act into $561 billion in overdue and unpaid taxes collected over the next 10 years, higher than earlier estimates. In fact, the report states that if the Inflation Reduction Act funding is renewed after it runs out at the end of fiscal year 2031, estimated revenues could be as much as $851 billion.

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3 Must-Have Reports to Help Financial and Accounting Firms Become More Profitable

Bizinta highlights three crucial reports for financial and accounting consultancies to enhance profitability: Utilization Reporting maximizes billable hours Profitability by Consultant identifies top performers Contribution by Client prioritizes high-value clients These reports provide accurate insights, replacing guesswork with data-driven decisions.

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It’s Possible (But Not Easy) to Claim a Medical Expense Tax Deduction

RogerRossmeisl

One of your New Year’s resolutions may be to pay more attention to your health. Of course, that may cost you. Can you deduct your out-of-pocket medical costs on your tax return? It depends. Many expenses are tax deductible, but there are several requirements and limitations that make it difficult for many taxpayers to actually claim a deduction. The rules Medical expenses can be claimed as a deduction only to the extent your unreimbursed costs exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income.

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Deloitte Has Out-Cringed Itself

Going Concern

The Aussie Corporate ( Insta ) recently shared some uniquely Deloitte motivation attempts and we must warn you, it’s bad. Why are firms like this? HAHAHAHA because we make you work too much LOL aren’t we funny!! But wait! There’s more! Ten posters to be exact, nine of which are terrible. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Aussie Corporate (@theaussiecorporate) This set includes: Don’t “circle back” Do Talk straight [Take your own advice here, Big

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Exploring New Features of Power BI for Planning and Forecasting

Acterys

Successful planning, budgeting, and forecasting requires having the right strategy and tools to process and analyze vast amounts of data. That’s why Microsoft is constantly updating and expanding features of Power BI. Learn about recent platform updates that help financial professionals uncover insights quickly and efficiently. Plus, find out how to maximize your planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes with a unified approach to data and analytics.

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Minority CPAs deterred by 150-hour rule

Accounting Today

The 150-hour requirement for obtaining a CPA license has led to a decline in Black and Latino CPAs of up to 26%, according to a research study.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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Mindfulness Practices for Busy Season: Alleviate Stress and Create Better Work Environments

Canopy Accounting

Busy season is upon us. Every year you may be saying the same things…"I start off sticking to a routine but it quickly falls off and I start feeling burned out and tired". Make this the year you are going to make small changes that make a big impact through incorporating mindfulness practices at work. During this session, we will experience practices we can put in place in our day to gain a better understanding of where we are off-balance internally so we can show up better for ourselves and tho

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State and Local Tax (SALT) Predictions for 2024

CPA Practice

State and local taxes, also often referred to as SALT, are one of the most dynamic areas of tax practice, with thousands of jurisdictions across the U.S. imposing increases or newly-created taxes on real or other property. The SALT professionals at Grant Thornton have compiled it’s top predictions for what it expects to see in the coming year in this volatile space. 1.

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Just Eliminate the Extra 30 For CPA Licensure Requirement!

Going Concern

By Sharon Lassar, PhD, CPA (Florida) John J. Gilbert Professor and Director of the School of Accountancy, University of Denver Thank goodness for the Connecticut Society of CPAs! Without their posting , it would have taken me longer to learn about the latest half-baked idea by NASBA regarding the education requirements to become a CPA. It seems NASBA wants to keep this under wraps.

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IRS warns tax pros about new EFIN scam

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning about a new scam email this tax season pretending to come from tax software providers asking for the preparer's Electronic Filing Identification Number.

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How to Elevate Your CPA Services and Grow Your Business

As a CPA, your expertise is invaluable to your clients. By partnering with Fincent, you can enhance your service offerings and streamline financial management for your clients. Our platform provides real-time financial reports, cash flow tracking, automated posting of banking transactions to reduce errors, and powerful search capabilities. With Fincent, you can focus on high-value services while we handle the day-to-day bookkeeping tasks.

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Exploring key 2024 tax bill proposals

ThomsonReuters

As we step into a new year, the taxation realm is abuzz with discussions surrounding the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024. However, amidst this spotlight, there are other tax proposals quietly gaining momentum. In this blog, we will dive into the details of four notable tax laws that have been introduced into legislation and deserve our attention.

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How Did Your 1099 Season Go? New E-Filing Rules Challenged Some in 2024

CPA Practice

Every year, millions of businesses and other entities have a mini tax season before the real tax season, and many turn to their accounting firm advisors or tax professionals for help. Due to changes in reporting requirements, the 2024 filings became a little more challenging: The years ahead may be even more so. These companies are required to file a Form 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC for any persons that are considered contractors or vendors to whom they paid $600 or more in the previous calendar year.

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At This Point It’s Almost Like the Gatekeepers of the Profession Want to Keep Minorities Out

Going Concern

Hey guess what, everyone? We have fresh research that shows the 150 hour CPA licensure rule decreases the number of Black and Hispanic entrants to the profession. In this case, a 26% drop. Add this to the existing body of evidence that demonstrates two things: the 150 hour rule does not improve the quality of licensed CPAs (“ Occupational Licensing and Accountant Quality: Evidence from the 15 -Hour Rule ” by John Barrios) and the 150 hour rule is actively preventing minorities from p

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FinCEN proposes rule to crack down on real estate money laundering

Accounting Today

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network hopes to deter money laundering in the residential real estate industry with a newly proposed rule.

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How to Avoid Getting Ghosted: Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Budget for Success – How to Build a Successful Grant Budget

Cherry Bekaert

Grant recipients, and hopeful recipients, are often overwhelmed by the management aspect of their funds. On this episode, Cherry Bekaert experts provide insight on key considerations for a comprehensive grant budget. Kimberly Konczack, an Advisory Manager at Cherry Bekaert, hosted Shuo Zhang, Manager, and Kat Kizior, Senior Associate, to discuss their experience with grants management at state and local organizations, grant budgets and the importance of planning.

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Betting on the Super Bowl? Don’t Forget About Taxes

CPA Practice

By Kelley R. Taylor, Kiplinger Consumer News Service (TNS) The Kansas City Chiefs, making their second consecutive appearance, are set to play in Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers. As usual, fans are anticipating the commercials and Usher’s halftime show. And there’s also lots of talk about Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. However, if you are among the 68 million people expected to place bets on the big game, you need to know that taxes are part of the equation.

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Let’s Discuss Bathroom Etiquette Now That We’re Returning to the Office

Going Concern

Perhaps this post is long overdue and should have been written at least two years ago when the professional workforce began returning to the office post-pandemic but better late than never eh? Take notes, slobs. Over the years, we have covered various incidents of college-educated professionals behaving as though they were raised in a barn when utilizing the office restroom.

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Employer tax credit crackdown could hit industry — if it passes

Accounting Today

A provision paying for breaks for parents and business owners has earned widespread praise, but an expert says financial advisors should be on alert.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.