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Do 'Cloud' Ventures Result in Sales Tax Problems?

The "Cloud" is all the rage, promising to solve a range of data management issues. But care is needed – you may end up with a sales tax nexus.
Technology

Opposition Mounts for House XBRL Exemption Legislation

XBRL US and several corporate data providers are against a bill approved last week by the House Financial Services Committee that would require the US Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt public companies with annual revenues under $250 million from filing their financial statements in XBRL format for five years.
Technology

Excel: The Indispensable NCAA Bracket Tool

Sports enthusiasts should know that Excel isn't just for accountants: it's for anyone running a Final Four betting pool.
Technology

Accounting’s Got ‘Game’: Bank On It Designed to Engage High Schoolers

A new accounting game launched this month by the American Institute of CPAs, Bank On It, challenges high school students on accounting fundamentals and real-world workplace scenarios in the context of an online board game.
Technology

How to Improve Spreadsheet Integrity with VLOOKUP

Building complex spreadsheets without lookup formulas, such as VLOOKUP, is akin to putting a screw in the wall with a hammer. It’s possible, but the results aren’t pretty, and most probably won’t maintain integrity.
Practice

Here Are Some Risks to Consider Before Using Social Media for Your Business

The noise about using social media as a means to grow your business has become so constant it almost blends into the background at this point. With Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pushing their advertising platforms and Google+ touting better search optimization, it’s inescapable.
Technology

How to Resolve Duplicate Data within Excel Pivot Tables

An attendee from my recent pivot table webinar posed a question that I hadn’t encountered before.
Technology

Here's an Infographic of the Top 20 Names in Accounting Software

You've probably heard of lots of these brands and there are a few obscure ones, but overall this is a pretty comprehensive list from Capterra of the who's who in accounting software today.
Technology

High Impact Excel: Answers to Three Pivot Table Questions

David Ringstrom shares three of the best Excel-related questions he received during a question-and-answer session after a recent AccountingWEB webinar he conducted, "High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition."
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.

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