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New Year, New Outlook: 4 Ways to Grow Your Firm

Insightful Accountant

After a break with too many desserts and not enough gifts, it's time to get back to work. Instead of focusing on losing weight or setting a budget, let's concentrate on helping teams and clients prosper. Take action with these four growth strategies.

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Tax Season to Start January 29, 2024

CPA Practice

The IRS has announced that it will start accepting and processing tax returns on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. The agency expects more than 128.7 million individual tax returns to be filed by the April 15, 2024, tax deadline. Related: Chart shows estimated refund date timelines. Although the IRS will not officially begin accepting and processing tax returns until Jan. 29, people do not need to wait until then to work on their taxes if they’re using software companies or tax professionals.

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The Future of Accounting: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining the Profession

KROST

The accounting profession is currently amid a significant transformation, primarily attributed to the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence (AI). It has reshaped accounting in ways previously unimagined. In this article, we will examine the multifaceted influence of AI on the daily activities of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Many have used or at least heard of Read the full article.

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Navigating EDD Tax Audits: The Benefits of Professional Representation

MyIRSRelief

Tax audits can be a daunting experience for any taxpayer, and when it comes to the Employment Development Department (EDD) audits, the stakes can be particularly high. The EDD is responsible for administering unemployment and disability insurance, payroll tax collection, and job training/workforce services in California. An EDD tax audit focuses on ensuring that businesses comply with CA state payroll tax laws, which can be complex and multifaceted.

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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.

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Illinois CPAs spot numerous issues with accountant retention

Accounting Today

Salary, burnout and work-life balance are among the factors affecting retention of accountants, according to a report from the Illinois CPA Society.

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There Are Only Two Firms in Wyoming That Can Do Government Audits and One Can’t Do Its Job Because of Staff Shortages

Going Concern

Hey remember the Bloomberg story last March about how staff shortages at audit firms were causing municipal credit ratings to tank ? Refresher: Municipalities across the US are at risk of having their credit ratings downgraded or withdrawn by S&P Global Ratings because staffing shortages have delayed financial disclosure documents. S&P has placed 149 long-term, underlying and program ratings on a negative credit watch this year because the ratings company hasn’t received 2021 financial s

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Crypto mega trends accountants need to watch in 2024

Accounting Today

As the calendar rolls forward to 2024, and 2023 for good or bad recedes into the rearview mirror, the crypto sector and accounting professionals are attempting to plan for the future.

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Upgrading Your Traditional Bookkeeping with FP&A

AccountingDepartment

Every savvy business leader knows the value of having a well-run bookkeeping or accounting department. However, not everyone is aware of how important it is today to have a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) team to help back their business with effective and accurate financials.

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Tax Season Survival Guide

Insightful Accountant

Get unconventional tips to make tax season less painful and more productive. Avoid burnout with this out-of-the-box survival guide.

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The Impacts of Managing Sales and Use Tax Obligations on Financial Professionals – Our 4th Annual Survey Results to be Released

TaxConnex

We are excited to announce the completion of our fourth annual sales tax survey. This year’s results provided insights into how businesses are managing the complexities of sales tax and how they are being impacted by economic and regulatory structures. The nationwide survey, conducted by In90Group in November of 2023, is composed of responses from 100 top finance professionals in a variety of industries regarding their thoughts and experiences in managing sales tax.

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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.

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Why Are Most High-Growth Startups C-Corps?

BurklandAssociates

In the realm of high-growth, venture-funded startups, the C-Corp reigns supreme. This article explains five reasons why. The post Why Are Most High-Growth Startups C-Corps? appeared first on Burkland.

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How to Get Your Offer in Compromise Accepted by the IRS

MyIRSRelief

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is a lifeline for taxpayers who are unable to pay their tax debt in full. It’s an agreement between a taxpayer and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that settles the taxpayer’s tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed. However, getting an OIC accepted by the IRS is not a walk in the park. The IRS accepts only a fraction of the OIC applications it receives each year.

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IRS expands enforcement efforts and tech improvements

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service reported progress Friday on its efforts to increase its audits of large corporations, complex partnerships and high-income individuals, collecting over half a billion dollars from millionaires who didn't pay their taxes.

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TikTok Shop and sales tax | TaxConnex

TaxConnex

Business explosions are often followed by money-making opportunities within those businesses. With TikTok, the red-hot display showcase of short videos and influencers with more than a billion monthly active users, that opportunity takes the form of TikTok Shop. The forum enables product discovery, checkout and post-payment activities from within the TikTok app.

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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.

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IRS Provides Relief Surrounding the Energy Credit Online Portal

Withum

Many questions have surfaced amongst auto dealerships regarding seller and transfer reports and how to properly report them on the IRS Energy Credit Online Portal. While the roll-out of the portal has been bumpy, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is working through the problem areas as they are presented. The updated IRS guidance regarding these items as of January 8, 2024, is highlighted below.

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Illinois CPA Society Announces Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program Scholars

CPA Practice

The Illinois CPA Society and its charitable partner, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, have announced the 12th and largest group to date to complete its award-winning Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program. This competitive program is renowned for preparing promising Illinois-based racial and ethnic minority college students interested in pursuing careers in accounting with the skills needed to obtain their first accounting positions and ultimately pursue the certified public

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IRS to begin accepting business tax returns next week

Accounting Today

The official start date of tax season for individual taxpayers will be on Jan. 29, but the Internal Revenue Service plans to accept business tax returns as soon as Jan. 16.

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Stat of the Day: 42% of Firms Are Turning Down Work Because There’s No One to Do It

Going Concern

That’s according to preliminary results from the CPA Trendlines Outlook 2024 Emerging Issues, Opportunities and Trends survey which you can take here. While this may seem like a scary statistic on its face, perhaps it’s a good thing. CPA Trendlines says it’s a “big ouch” for firms putting in work (and marketing costs) into bringing clients in only to have to turn them away.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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The Funny 'Item' Checkbox to Make QuickBooks Items Two-Sided

Insightful Accountant

The magical 'checkbox' turns one-sided items into two-sided items allowing you to use the same item to sell and purchase, and making for proper reporting on item profitability.

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FreshBooks Adds Payroll into Bookkeeping Solution Via Partnership with Gusto

CPA Practice

FreshBooks , a maker of cloud-based accounting software for small businesses and accountants, is expanding its suite of services with the launch of FreshBooks Payroll. This is an integrated payroll solution for U.S. based customers, leveraging Gusto’s top-of-the-line payroll technology. FreshBooks consolidates accounting, billing, payments, and payroll tools, allowing customers to effortlessly oversee their entire businesses health from one comprehensive platform.

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IRS move narrowing access to tax data sparks lender outrage

Accounting Today

The agency plans to restrict access to a system that provides borrower tax returns to mortgage lenders beginning June 30. Left out of the loop, small-business lenders say getting credit to borrowers will become more difficult as a result.

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Grant Thornton Gets Downgraded to a Tier 2 Firm, That’s Probably a Good Thing

Going Concern

In September we were tipped to a developing situation at US mid-tier audit firms in which said firms started shuttering their public company audit practices. Why? Well, some people might suggest regulatory burden and the prospect of getting fined by the PCAOB for anything from failing to file the right form on time to farting too loudly in the audit room (we haven’t gotten that one…yet).

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Finding “The One:” The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Financial Software

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

As finance and accounting practitioners, you are expected to complete daily operations as well as to manage next generation tools and resources to support a business that is growing in complexity. Having the right software can be critical in juggling and meeting those high expectations. The path to the right software, however, is paved with challenging decisions.

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Key Strategies for HR Leaders During Acquisitions: Insights from Cherry Bekaert’s Chief People Officer

Cherry Bekaert

Contributors: Sam McCarthy, Lindsey McCarty Welcome to the 13th episode of “Talkin’ Talent” with Sam McCarthy, MBA! Our guest, Lindsey McCarty, Chief People Officer at Cherry Bekaert, shares insights on navigating HR leadership during acquisitions. We explore key strategies such as transparent communication, talent retention and cultural integration.

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Government Shutdown Could Cause Havoc for Tax Season

CPA Practice

As millions of Americans prepare to start filing their taxes, and thousands of tax professionals prepare for one of their busiest seasons of the year, the U.S. Congress still lacks an annual appropriations bill to fund the government. If legislators fail to reach a funding agreement by Feb. 2, or at least agree on a short-term funding measure, the federal government could shut down.

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Companies worry about double taxation from global tax reform

Accounting Today

International tax professionals are concerned that multinational companies could be facing the prospect of double taxation as a result of the OECD's tax changes, according to a new survey by EY.

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Murph will host next week's ProAdvisor Meetup

Insightful Accountant

Murph wants to know what you think, that's why you are invited to a ProAdvisors ProAdvisor "open microphone' Meet-up for the January edition of QB Talks. Let's talk Awards, ProAdvisor Program and QuickBooks Desktop among other topics.

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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.

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Los Angeles Business Journal Names Two Withum Partners as Influential Leaders

Withum

Withum is proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal has named Chris Passmore and Aza Ghazaryan on their Thriving in their 40s list for 2023. Christopher Passmore , CPA, MBA, specializes in assurance and business consulting services to emerging and middle-market companies and leads Withum’s Los Angeles office as the Partner in Charge. Chris services a wide variety of clients and specializes in working with technology companies , professional service firms , franchised businesses and em

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The Resume Is Dead, Long Live Skills Testing

CPA Practice

By Giles Pearson. A recent survey found a whopping 70% of job applicants admit to lying on their resumes. Talk about a resume minefield. Resumes have always been flawed filters that don’t guarantee if someone can actually do the job. As a former PwC partner who hired many staff accountants, I found several candidates lacked expected skills even with fancy resumes.

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Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to tax charges in California

Accounting Today

Hunter Biden may face trial this summer in the middle of his father's election campaign after pleading not guilty to charges that he failed to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income from foreign businesses.

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Time is getting short, Nominate a ProAdvisor for the 2024 Awards

Insightful Accountant

If you haven't received a notice of nomination for the 2024 ProAdvisor Awards then we suggest you just go ahead and nominate yourself! And while you are nominating yourself, nominate another deserving ProAdvisor as well.

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2024 Payroll Calendar Templates

These calendars provide pay period dates and paydays for biweekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll in 2024. Use them as a reminder or share with employees so they can celebrate payday.