CC Directors: Do not give yourself a 1099-MISC

Feb 18 10:18am HomeschoolCPA.com
I have spoken to several Classical Conversations (CC) Directors lately who tell me that they gave themselves a 1099-MISC to report what they paid themselves. Related posts: I’m a Classical Conversations Director. Do I have to file any forms with the IRS? Are violin lessons and ballet classes tax deductions? Should my homeschool co-op be giving any tax forms to our teachers?...
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Business Leaders Recipe for Success

Feb 17 7:41pm Goldin, Peiser & Peiser, CPAs
As a business leader, there are so many aspects that need your attention. So where do you focus your energy? In a new article from Inc. magazine, entrepreneur Martin Zwilling gives tips for becoming an effective and successful business leader. “Move from leading tasks to managing relationships,” Zwilling advises. “Some leaders are so focused on The post Business Leader’s Recipe for Success appeared first on Goldin, Peiser & Peiser, CPAs.
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IRS warns tax pros of new scam to hack into their software accounts

Feb 17 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
A new alert cautions tax professionals about a new scam in which phishing emails purport to come from software providers.
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Deloitte works to make corporate boardrooms more diverse

Feb 17 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Big Four firm has partnered with a group of other organizations on an initiative to bring more varied representation to the leadership of public companies.
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IRS gears up for holiday week rush

Feb 17 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Internal Revenue Service is putting out the word on how to beat the tax-filing crowd right after Presidents Day—one of the agency’s busiest times of the year.
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Oracle releases new tax reporting service for multinational companies

Feb 17 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The cloud-based solution was built on best practices from the on-premise tool Hyperion Tex Provision.
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BDO USA to market Indiggos leadership effectiveness platform

Feb 17 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The technology is built on proprietary artificial intelligence.
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Paul Ryan makes emphatic plea for tax plan seen on life support

Feb 17 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Not long after the Speaker of the House offered a full-throated affirmation of his tax overhaul, an influential conservative group announced a grassroots campaign against it.
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What Book is on Your Night Table?

Feb 17 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
One key to a successful tax season is taking breaks and recharging. Do you watch your favorite Netflix show, cook a meal or read just a good book? Here are some book recommendations from some of our Intuit® ProConnect™ Tax... Full Story...
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Designing an authentic and honest employee evaluation process that works

Feb 16 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Many employee performance evaluation processes or systems are met with some level of disdain by employees.
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PCAOB updates guidance for new audit participant form

Feb 16 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has added information on secondment arrangements to its instructions for auditing firms filing the new disclosures.
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Armanino merges in Bernstein

Feb 16 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The firm has expanded its business management services for the California entertainment industry with its latest deal.
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Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc. Wins Invaeros 2017 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards

Feb 16 3:30pm Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
Rolling Meadows, IL  60008 – Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, a leading employment agency specializing in placing Accounting and Finance Professionals, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have… The post Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc. Wins Invaero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards appeared first on Casey Accounting & Finance Resources.
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Wolters Kluwer donates free tax software to U.S. military

Feb 16 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The company announced that they will provide TaxWise® Online 2016 to volunteer preparers at bases around the globe.
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Running Balances for Account Transactions in Xero

Feb 16 1:00pm Accountex Report
Running balances in the Account transactions tab is something I’ve been looking for in Xero for a long time. The reason I want running account balances is because it allows me to double-check balances as of a certain date in time, to make sure that some rogue unreconciled transactions aren’t providing inaccurate numbers. And while […] The post Running Balances for Account Transactions in Xero appeared first on Accountex Report.
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GOP considers cap on favorable tax treatment of health insurance

Feb 16 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Republicans are looking at limiting a tax exclusion used by employers that’s worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, as a way to pay for changes to the health care system.
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Tax Fraud Blotter: Mass preparer suspensions in Maryland

Feb 16 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Fake children and other highlights of our favorite recent tax fraud cases.
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Is Your Industry at Risk for Digital Disruption?

Feb 16 11:34am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
Join our webinar and hear from Noah Ullman, Director of Business Development, at BlumShapiro Consulting as he discusses the importance of preparing your organization for a digital first future.
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Measuring What Matters: Non-Profit Financial Metrics for Success

Feb 16 11:34am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
During this webinar, you'll learn what is driving forward-thinking non-profits to place a strong emphasis on success metrics—and the next steps you can take to put them into practice in your organization.
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How to Find Extra Time for Clients in the Middle of Tax Season

Feb 16 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
If you’re like me, you can sometimes get overwhelmed with the requirements of tax season. We all want to take advantage of the time with our clients – to add value and increase our billings. Here are five ways to... Full Story...
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National Taxpayer Advocate Calls for Taxpayer-Centric IRS

Feb 16 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
In a recent report to Congress, Nina E. Olson urged the IRS to change its culture from one that is enforcement-oriented to one that is service-oriented. Such a change, Olson provided, would create an environment that encourages taxpayer trust and confidence.
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Taxpayer sues Howard Stern over IRS phone call broadcast

Feb 15 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The shock jock inadvertently aired a private call with an Internal Revenue Service employee on his Sirius XM radio show in 2015 and is now facing a lawsuit.
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H&R Block awards scholarships in student finance challenge

Feb 15 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Teens from Florida, Michigan and Texas each received $20,000 college scholarships from the tax prep chain's recent Budget Challenge high school competition.
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DHG launches campaign celebrating firm's diversity

Feb 15 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Dixon Hughes Goodman will profile staff members throughout Black History Month and Women's History Month.
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FASB business definition guidance will aid some companies, but not all

Feb 15 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s guidance on the definition of a business could be of special benefit to the real estate, pharmaceutical, biotech and financial services industries, but doesn’t go as far as some had hoped.
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DocuPhase releases version 6.1

Feb 15 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The update was based on customer feedback and includes cross-browser support.
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AICPA launches free webcast series on diverse talent

Feb 15 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The hour-long presentations, open to CPAs and the general public, will begin on Feb. 16.
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Why it pays to take care of personal finances before starting a business

Feb 15 10:39am Sage Blog
thinking of starting a business? Take a look at these top tips on making sure your personal finances are in order before starting a business. The post Why it pays to take care of personal finances before starting a business appeared first on Sage Blog.
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Wheres My Refund? status will be available this week for EITC and ACTC filers

Feb 15 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The IRS web page where taxpayers and tax professionals can check on the status of refunds will be updated on Saturday, February 18 for most early filers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.
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Mashup of Updates for Tax Year 2016

Feb 15 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Whether you missed any of the Intuit® ProConnect™ Tax Pro Center Updates for tax year 2016 or simply need a refresher, we’ve posted several articles with a complete rundown of all pertinent changes you need to know. The Protecting Americans... Full Story...
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Correcting Errors on Your VAT Return

Feb 15 8:19am
Picture the scene: it’s the end of the month, you’ve just submitted your VAT return for the quarter, you close your laptop and there behind it is a small pile of invoices that you’d forgotten to include. This isn’t uncommon.  Here’s a few questions that you might be thinking: Can I amend the return that […]...
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The podcast for homeschool leaders is back!

Feb 14 7:59pm HomeschoolCPA.com
  In 2016 I took a break from podcasting, but now I’m back with a different format. The podcast will be focused on helping homeschool leaders and businesses run their programs legally and successfully. The podcast episodes will be shorter–15 or 20 minutes max and will air weekly. Listen to the podcast I’ll share what […] Related posts: Experienced Homeschoolers Offer Advice (podcast) Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization Part 2 podcast Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization Part 1 podcast...
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BlackRock's Hayes says Trump unlikely to end muni-bond tax break

Feb 14 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Municipal bond investor doesn’t think president and the Republican-led Congress will do away with the incentive given to buyers of state and local government debt.
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FASB goodwill impairment simplification proves to be popular

Feb 14 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
At least one of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new moves is so well liked, some companies want to adopt it as of yesterday.
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Preventing W-2 tax fraud

Feb 14 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Protect your clients from the Form W-2 email phishing scam that has now evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other types of organizations.
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Loss of interest deduction may spur Islamic financing and bitcoin

Feb 14 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Tax reform may encourage the use of digital currency.
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QuickBooks Online Accountant Integrates With ProConnect Tax Online

Feb 14 2:01pm Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Check out this video to learn how Intuit® is making QuickBooks® Online Accountant (QBOA) the one place where you can manage all of your accounts, including tax clients.   This one place for books and tax will provide a seamless, end-to-end experience... Full Story...
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In the blogs: Business taxes changing

Feb 14 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Purchased vs. licensed tax software; the Trump impact on taxes; a Canadian perspective on filing U.S. taxes; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.
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Intuit Updates the Find A ProAdvisor Website

Feb 14 1:00pm Accountex Report
Intuit is rolling out some big changes in the “Find a ProAdvisor” website (http://findaproadvisor.com) that will hopefully make it easier for ProAdvisors to refine how their information is presented to prospective customers, and make it easier for QuickBooks users to find the ProAdvisor that would best fit their needs. Over the years there has been […] The post Intuit Updates the Find A ProAdvisor Website appeared first on Accountex Report.
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5 Mistakes Accountants Make in Writing a Book

Feb 14 12:40pm Communication for Accountants
As the accounting world rapidly changes, compliance services become commoditized and forward thinking accountants are drawn to the advisory side of the business, the value of authorship is being ever more widely recognized. Largely due to the number of “gurus” talking loudly and exaggeratedly online about how fast and easy it is to write a […]...
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Toshiba's chaotic earnings raise doubts over grip on business

Feb 14 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Japanese electronics giant posts massive writedown and chairman resigns on the heels of accounting scandal, providing hours of chaos that shook investor confidence.
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Is your homeschool program running a daycare?

Feb 14 11:19am HomeschoolCPA.com
Is your homeschool program running an unlicensed daycare? Check your state laws. Related posts: Are homeschool co-op fees childcare tax deductions? Fine line between a homeschool co-op and running a micro school “Is my idea a homeschool co-op or not?”...
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What clients want to know about tax reform

Feb 14 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Taxpayers are excited, expectant and confused about the Trump administration’s plans – all at once.
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Mnuchin secures Senate confirmation as Treasury Secretary

Feb 14 8:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The former bank executive will fill the role of chief spokesman for the dollar and steward for the Trump administration’s economic priorities.
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Underwater Imaging Updated for iPhone 7

Feb 14 5:00am CPA Trendlines technology
The new models should be available in June. By Rick Richardson Technology This Week The post Underwater Imaging Updated for iPhone 7 appeared first on CPA Trendlines.
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Phishing for W2s: Cybersecurity Warning for Your Taxes

Feb 14 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
With tax season comes an increased level of cybersecurity threats. Read and learn some tips to help keep you protected against an attack this tax season.
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Tax reform plans remain in flux

Feb 13 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
As lawmakers in Congress mull the real possibility of a tax overhaul, various proposals are being debated before legislation is introduced.
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Finding Networking Opportunities for CPAs

Feb 13 4:59pm CPA Exam Hub
There’s no way to avoid it: networking is an important part of having a successful career. No matter what type of career you have or which industry you work in, having a strong professional network helps your career in many ways. But if you’re a young CPA just starting out or simply want to make a more active effort to improve... The post Finding Networking Opportunities for CPAs appeared first on CPA Exam Hub.
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AICPA announces 2017-18 Legacy Scholarships

Feb 13 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
More than 100 awards totaling over $630K are available for undergrad and grad students.
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OnDeck and Wave plan small business financing together

Feb 13 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The service will provide loans and lines of credit to U.S. and Canada-based customers.
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Three Customer Payroll Options in QuickBooks

Feb 13 1:00pm Accountex Report
This article will share knowledge regarding Intuit payroll options so that you can choose the best option for your clients. Running payroll inside of QuickBooks or using a product that imports into QuickBooks is a very cost effective way for your customers to pay their employees and be compliant. Integration reduces errors and saves time easing […] The post Three Customer Payroll Options in QuickBooks appeared first on Accountex Report.
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Hain Celestial plunges after disclosing SEC accounting probe

Feb 13 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Natural-food supplier that began a probe of its accounting practices last year, fell as much 15 percent after saying the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a formal investigation into the matter.
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Swiss reject tax reform, threatening competitive edge

Feb 13 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Switzerland shot down the government’s plan to reform corporate taxation, a decision that risks hurting its appeal as a place for multinational companies.
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Leveraging the Cloud to Deliver Better Client Outcomes

Feb 13 11:25am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
I started to embrace the cloud and the paperless office just a year after starting my business in 2004, finding myself already out of file storage in my small office. In 2005, I contracted with a company to back up... Full Story...
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Use Zero Dollar Transactions to Upload Sales/Payroll Tax Confirmations in QuickBooks Online

Feb 13 10:37am StacyK
One of my favorite things about QuickBooks Online is the ability to attach documents to transactions, customers & vendors. It’s a great way to keep track of receipts, engagement letters, and W9s. However, there’s a limitation to this: users are not able to attach documents to sales tax transactions or payroll tax payments, made outside of QuickBooks Online Payroll epayments and efilings. I have a simple work around that allows me to attach efile and epay confirmations, and at the the same time, make it easy to find these transactions via a QBO search. I use Zero Dollar transactions to upload Sales/Payroll Tax confirmations in QuickBooks Online. The post Use Zero Dollar Transactions to Upload Sales/Payroll Tax Confirmations in QuickBooks Online appeared first on StacyK.
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Melancon: CPA firms will be unrecognizable in 5-10 years

Feb 13 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The number of changes facing the accounting profession will leave most practices radically altered in the near future, according to Barry Melancon, the president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs.
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Expert Q&A How to make your content stand out

Feb 13 8:55am Sage Blog
Last week we held a Q&A with our Social Media Writer at Sage. Bryan answered questions around ‘How to make your content stand out’. Take a look at the highlights. The post Expert Q&A – How to make your content stand out appeared first on Sage Blog.
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Marketing Objectives Determine Marketing Amount

Feb 13 5:00am CPA Trendlines marketing
BONUS: A chart of growth rate to double revenue. By Rob Nixon Panalitix The post Marketing Objectives Determine Marketing Amount appeared first on CPA Trendlines.
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Mid-market executives feeling more hopeful about business prospects in 2017

Feb 10 7:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
After several years of sluggish economic growth, executives at midsize private companies are feeling more confident.
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