Warren Bashes Wells, Equifax In Iowa Speeches

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Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t hold back during her first trip to Iowa, going after Washington for being “corrupt” and “beholden to giant corporations.” She has hired Emily Parcell, who worked as then-Senator Barack Obama’s Iowa political director for the 2008 caucus and as a senior advisor to Clinton in the state in 2016, as well as Brendan Summers, who was the 2016 Iowa and national caucus director for Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign.

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Miller and Schuh to Present Lease Accounting Update at Iowa Motor Truck Association Member Webinar

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Jason Miller and Shane Schuh with KSM’s Transportation Services Group will present “Lease Accounting Update and its Impact on the Transportation Industry” to members of the Iowa Motor Truck Association on Dec. In this webinar conversation, Miller and Schuh will detail key changes brought about by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which goes into effect Dec.

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Sales Tax on Shipping: When Does it Apply?

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Stating the shipping cost separately on the invoice affects its taxability in Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.

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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes?

TaxConnex

Iowa has issued updated guidance regarding the taxation of specified digital products, software and related services. 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.

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Sales Tax Updates for Technology Companies

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Iowa’s legislature has defined the term “computer peripheral” and added that term to the existing sales tax exemption for computers used in processing or storage of data or information by an insurance company, financial institution or commercial enterprise.

Ten Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas for Big 4 Accountants

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Those of you in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont should pay special attention to this part.

Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States

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A coalition of 38 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google , accusing the search giant of engaging in anti-competitive practices, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday (Dec. The federal lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C.

Friday Footnotes: Firms Make Progress on Diversity; EY Growth Plan; PIZZA PARTY! | 3.8.22

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CPA firms show progress in diversity amid pipeline challenges [ Journal of Accountancy ] The AICPA finally got around to releasing their 2021 Trends report, which we’ll dissect shortly.

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3 Years Post-Wayfair: A Look Back

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States like South Carolina and Iowa reported early, positive, revenue collections on the new requirements. June 21 marked three years since the landmark decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. The years since June 2018 have been unlike anything in the history of sales tax. The U.S.

Second Google Lawsuit May Be Filed Next Month By State AGs

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The states involved include Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah, according to Reuters.

Connecticut AG Launches Antitrust Probe Into Amazon’s eBook Business

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Google is also being investigated by attorneys general from several states, including California, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

Google Play Policy Changes Will Extend Gambling Apps Across More Countries

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Sports betting is only allowed in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and West Virginia. .

Texas AG Paxton: More States Could File Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google 

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A bipartisan group of states — Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah — is planning to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google sometime in this month.

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Last Labor Report Before Election Shows Drop In US Jobless Claims

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Seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims dipped to 751,000 the week ending Oct. 24, some 40,000 lower than the previous week's revised levels, according to the Thursday (Oct. 29) report from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The previous week's revised level was upped 4,000 from 787,000 to 791,000. The seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percent from the previous week's revised rate to 5.3 percent for the week ending Oct. The previous week's rate was revised from 5.8

Groceries Juggle Bottom Line, Food Delivery Costs

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Iowa-based grocer Hy-Vee , with its chain of more than 245 supermarkets located in the Midwest, said it plans to expand pickup, which can be cheaper than delivery. Online grocery sales rose to a record $6.6

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California Goes Back Under Lockdown

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But in nearby Iowa County, masks are encouraged but not mandated. The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 3.3 million on Monday (July 13) as the nation’s death toll exceeded 135,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

State AGs To Press Own Case Against Google

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The states leading the probe include Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

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SBA Emergency Loan Program Bombarded With Over 3 Million Applications

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A hair salon owner with locations in Iowa and Nebraska said he hadn’t received any funds after weeks of waiting. After receiving over 3 million applications as the coronavirus pandemic continues, an emergency loan program helmed by the Small Business Association (SBA) is running low on funds.

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Fiserv Enables SNAP Online EBT Payment Acceptance For Grocers

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In addition to New York, the program is now available for SNAP recipients in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Oregon and Washington. Fiserv Inc.,

PSCU Study Shows Overall Spending Down Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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In the eight states with no shelter-at-home orders – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Utah – spending was still down, but by less.

NJ Online Gaming Revenue Set To Grow 66 Pct This Year

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Mobile betting, however, is only allowed in five: New Jersey, West Virginia, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Nevada per earlier reports. With blackjack and roulette on mobile phones, the growing market for online sports wagering in New Jersey has introduced gamblers to virtual casino games.

Blue Apron Hit With Employee Labor Lawsuit

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The company is also being sued by an Iowa-based meat processing company, which claims Blue Apron failed to make good on a $26 million contract to purchase free-range chickens, which led to mass layoffs and the closure of a plant in Arkansas. Blue Apron employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company over a variety of alleged labor law violations.

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More States Join AG Facebook Investigation Led By NY 

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The probe of Facebook, announced in September, is led by New York and includes Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. The Facebook probe announced by attorneys general in September now has 40 states signed on to investigate allegations of the social media giant’s anti-competitive practices, The Washington Post reported on Monday (Oct. Sources told Reuters that several state attorneys general met with U.S.

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Today In Payments: Study Shows Americans’ Savings Drying Up; State AGs To Press Own Case Against Google

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The states leading the probe include Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah. In today’s top news, Americans are struggling as savings accounts run dry, and several states are preparing their own antitrust probe into Google.

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First National Bank Of Omaha Shutters NRA Visa Card

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First National Bank has offices in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas. First National Bank of Omaha announced that it is not renewing a contract with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to offer customers an NRA-branded Visa card. The move comes after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. The NRA has come under intense criticism for its opposition to stricter gun laws.

Tax-Free States? Pay No Income Tax in These 9 Tax-Friendly States!

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Iowa – 8.53%. If you’re in high-tax states like Minnesota or Iowa, then it might be worth checking out South Dakota. US taxpayers pay over $1 trillion in state income taxes every year. But what if you could pay $0 in state taxes? It turns out that you can.

Study: Automation Will Hurt Manufacturing-Heavy Midwest

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Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio, which are heavy manufacturing states, will be the hardest hit. Manufacturing-heavy states in the Midwest will be hit hardest by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation for lower-skilled jobs, according to a new study by Brookings Institution researchers.

Hy-Vee Says Customer Credit Card Info Was Compromised

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Des Moines, Iowa-based supermarket chain Hy-Vee said credit card information for an undisclosed number of customers were exposed in a data breach, according to reports. “Hy-Vee Hy-Vee takes the security of payment card data very seriously,” the company said in a statement on its website. “We We want to make customers aware of an investigation we are conducting” into some transactions. The number of locations that were affected is unknown.

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Mattress Company Casper Teams Up With PLUS For CBD Gummies

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They’ll be flavored blackberry tea and will be available in states across the country except Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Mattress company Casper has teamed up with edible startup PLUS to offer customers CBD sleep gummies with chamomile and 1 milligram of melatonin, according to a report by TechCrunch. The move is part of the company’s continuing expansion efforts to move beyond just selling mattresses.

Last Week in Payroll: Backup Withholding

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Iowa has announced that the unemployment taxable wage base will increase from $32,400 in 2021 to $34,800 in 2022. Backup Withholding. The IRS requires the payer of certain income payments to be reported on information returns (e.g., Form 1099-NEC , Nonemployee Compensation ).

Google Pay Adds 29 US Banks To Mobile Payment Service

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Iowa Falls State Bank. Google Pay, a digital wallet and payment platform, has added about 30 new U.S. credit unions and banking institutions to its platform this month, according to a report. The list of banks added to the list has been growing recently, including international ones as well. On Dec. 6, Google announced that Danske Bank would support the app. The American banks are: Arundel Federal Savings Bank. Building Trades Credit Union. Community Bank of the Bay.

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Report: 80 Pct. Of NJ Gamblers Place Wagers Online

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Mobile betting, however, is only allowed in five: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa and Nevada. Mobile sports betting is quickly growing to a point where New Jersey is close to topping Las Vegas as the country’s biggest market, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday (Sept. The Supreme Court ruled that states can establish their own betting system, but not across state lines. Geofencing ensures mobile apps stay within each state.

US Lawmakers Want Cheaper Chapter 11 For SMBs

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Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. According to The Wall Street Journal ( WSJ ) on Friday (Nov. 30), two U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill to make filing for bankruptcy easier, faster and more affordable for small businesses (SMBs) with $2.5 million or less in debt. The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2018, introduced Thursday (Nov. 29) by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), would introduce incentives for small business owners that want to maintain ownership of their companies.

Attorneys General From 47 States To Probe Facebook

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The investigation led by New York first included Florida, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, Tennessee, the District of Columbia and North Carolina. In a New York-led antitrust probe into Facebook , New York State Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday (Oct. 22) that 47 attorneys general from states and U.S. territories plan to participate in an investigation. The social media company’s shares dropped 3.9 percent on the news, CNBC reported.

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NY To Lead 47 AGs In Nationwide Facebook Antitrust Probe

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The investigation led by New York first included Florida, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, Tennessee, the District of Columbia and North Carolina. In a New York-led antitrust probe into Facebook , New York State Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday (Oct. 22) that 47 attorneys general from states and U.S. territories plan to participate in an investigation. The social media company’s shares dropped 3.9 percent on the news, CNBC reported.

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Last Week in Payroll: Localization of Work

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The Iowa legislature passed a significant tax bill modifying the state’s income tax laws. Additionally, current Iowa law grants an income tax exemption for forgiven federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for tax years beginning on our after January 1, 2020.

From Russia, With Malware: US Charges Hackers In $100M Bank Fraud

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The banks, companies, nonprofits and municipalities victimized, according to the Justice Department, stretched across states including California, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

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From Russia, with Malware: US Charges Hacking Group Evil Corp. In $100M Bank Fraud

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The banks, companies, nonprofits and municipalities victimized, according to the Justice Department, stretched across states including California, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

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Celebrity Event Planner Colin Cowie On How ‘Hospertainment’ Can Save The Events Business

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Burning Man has been canceled, Coachella was delayed and then canceled, there will be no Iowa State Fair and the $300 billion global wedding industry is almost entirely stalled.

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Darden Cyberattack Puts 567K Cards At Risk

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Darden said the Cheddar restaurants impacted are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Darden Restaurants announced Wednesday (August 23) that the data on 567,000 payment card numbers may have been exposed.

Walmart Pay Launches In 16 States, DC

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As of today, Walmart Pay is available in: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. “We The retail giant’s payment method is finally here.

Casey’s Considers $2B Kroger Convenience Store Acquisition

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JCP recently asked the Iowa-based convenience store operator to explore strategic alternatives such as a potential sale. Under pressure from an activist investor, JCP Investment Management, convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores has reportedly placed an initial bid to acquire grocer Kroger’s $2 billion C-store business. That line operates under brand names like Kwik Shop, Turkey Hill and Tom Thumb, CNBC reported Friday (Jan.

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