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Tax

IRS Releases Version 4.0 of Mobile App

It might take slightly longer for taxpayers to get their tax refunds from the IRS this year, but at least they can do a better job of tracking the progress on their smartphones.
Practice

Sqrl Is a ‘Digital Hunter-Gatherer’ for Accounting Firms

The web-based application, launched last week by the founders of the Ohio-based online accounting firm Upsourced Accounting, efficiently collects and manages information for professional service organizations.
Education & Careers

High Impact Excel: VLOOKUP Edition

In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom introduces beginners to the VLOOKUP function, and then go beyond the basics with a discussion of with the MATCH, CHOOSE, INDEX, SUMIF, SUMIFS, and SUMPRODUCT functions.
Technology

Do Your Best to Tame the Technology Beast This Busy Season

It seems you can’t go anywhere or do anything without technology. I know that’s a big Homer Simpson “Doh!,” but it’s true.
Education & Careers

High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition

In this exciting presentation Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA shares tricks that you can use with pivot tables every day. Remember, either you work Excel, or it works you!
Technology

Spreadsheet-Based Form 1040 Available at No Cost for 2013 Tax Year

Although the IRS is still madly preparing for the 2013 filing season, one man remains ahead of the curve. Glenn Reeves has released his seventeenth spreadsheet-based version of the US Individual Income Tax Return, commonly known as Form 1040, which taxpayers can download and use for free.
Technology

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: If 123456 Is Your Password, You May Want to Change It

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 22.
Technology

AICPA Calculator Adds Up Twenty Tax Burdens

The American Institute of CPAs has unveiled a new version of its Total Tax Insights calculator just before the start of income tax-filing season. The calculator, which can help taxpayers gauge the impact of twenty different taxes, reflects data applicable in 2013.
Technology

Resolve to Learn and Use 14 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts in 2014

It’s a new year, which brings the promise of fresh starts, and resolutions to work smarter. Keyboard shortcuts are one of the best ways to both save time and reduce wear and tear on your wrists when working in Microsoft Excel.
Technology

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Apps Bonanza!

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 3.
Technology

AccountingWEB's Top Five Excel Tips From 2013

What do accountants count on most to do their jobs well? Yes, coffee is a good answer. No, I'm not thinking of booze. If you eliminate any and all kinds of medicating, the smart money is on Microsoft Excel.
Practice

Social Networking at Work Is a Major Risk with Large Costs

Spending time on social networks appears to be normal behavior at most workplaces. Employers need to deal with its risks and minimize its costs. Employees should consider the potential ramifications of every post they make.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Sells Outsourcing Businesses to EY

New York-based Thomson Reuters sold its US tax preparation and court accounting outsourcing businesses to Ernst & Young LLP, the two companies announced on December 17.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: KPMG's Best Year Ever

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 13.
Practice

Marketing Your Cloud Accounting Services Differently Than Audit and Tax

Predominantly, when I meet with new firms and go over the Cloud accounting services opportunity, the first thing they want to do is start putting together a marketing plan. Most firms quickly find they're lost when they start this way.
Technology

The Curious Case of Strikethrough in Word and Excel

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, describes a couple of ways that you can streamline access to the strikethrough feature – and pretty much any feature – in both Word and Excel.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: How Twitter Masks Its Losses

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 5.
Tax

IRS Testing BYOD Policy for Employees

The IRS is piloting a program that would allow employees access to work e-mail and other services on their personal smartphones, but according TIGTA, the IRS program should be cost effective and a full cost-benefit analysis is needed.
Technology

Top Five Tips on What Makes a Facebook Company Page Great

Taking steps to make your Facebook company page great will increase the exposure of your business, which could result in increased sales. Consider these top five tips from Michael Alter.
Technology

Conditionally Displaying Decimal Places in Excel: Part 2

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, describes how to use Excel's Conditional Formatting feature to handle just about every imaginable situation.

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