Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
There's nothing new about governments trying to use tax as behavior modification. They've been doing it forever. Now the behavior being targeted in some areas of the country is the choice at the grocery store of "paper or plastic."
New legislation authorizing the states to collect sales tax from companies peddling their wares online breezed through the Senate on May 6 by a wide 69-27 margin. But the Marketplace Fairness Act is expected to face much tougher opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Is 2013 shaping up to the year of tax reform? "There are more proposals this year than we have seen in the last five years, and an unprecedented number of major state tax reform proposals," said Harley Duncan, a managing director at KPMG.
CPAs from outside California will now be able to serve clients in the state without obtaining a license or paying a fee to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under a new law signed on September 20 by Governor Jerry Brown.
Donny Shimamoto will receive the first Maximo Mukelabai award at the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference. He is being recognized for his volunteer work with the AICPA, where he has dedicated his efforts to building the CPA pipeline.
The IRS is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
There's no denying that technology enhances workflow and improves efficiencies. But for some professionals, too much of a good thing is becoming a burdensome distraction. Most of us are just trying to do too much and not getting enough done.
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.