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Best Practices for Accounting Firm Profitability

Best Practices for Accounting Firm Profitability

Management and leadership. This is the first item on the list because it makes everything else possible. Adopt a corporate governance structure that allows most decisions to be made by the MP and a small management team. Keep partners out of ...

Illinois CPA Society Issues Report on Audit Quality and the CPA Brand

Illinois CPA Society Issues Report on Audit Quality and the CPA Brand

April 23, 2015

The Illinois CPA Society has published a digital feature exploring the issue of audit quality, its impact on the CPA brand and profession in both the public and private sectors, and potential solutions to this high-profile problem.

How Financials in the Cloud Are Affecting the Bottom Line for Businesses

How Financials in the Cloud Are Affecting the Bottom Line for Businesses

April 23, 2015

More than ever, companies both big and small are finding success moving financial management to the cloud. This shift indicates that organizations are working to become more accessible and responsive in the ever-changing world of finance and accounting.

Workspace Online

Workspace Online

From Office Tools

Now you can extend the power of  Workspace to your customers. You can transfer documents to and from your clients securely, reliably, and quickly. No more emailing "Confidential Information" through the internet.

Nearly 1/3 of Americans Have No Retirement Savings, Says Survey

Nearly 1/3 of Americans Have No Retirement Savings, Says Survey

April 22, 2015

There’s both good and bad news in the 2015 Retirement Confidence survey released by the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), an independent research firm based in Washington, D.C., on April 21. This is the 25th annual survey, making it the ...

My Office Today

My Office Today

From Office Tools

In our culture it's all about resources. We recognize that to really serve our industry we need to provide the necessary resources to our users. These resources are not limited to our Workspace software. By providing articles on current topics...

AICPA Urges IRS to Increase Safe Harbor Threshold

AICPA Urges IRS to Increase Safe Harbor Threshold

April 22, 2015

AICPA says the de minimis safe harbor threshold amount under the tangible property regulations for small business taxpayers without an applicable financial statement (AFS) be increased from $500 to $2,500.

25% of Americans Affected by Data Security Breaches

25% of Americans Affected by Data Security Breaches

April 21, 2015

One-in-four Americans (25 percent) fell victim to information security breaches in the past year, according to a new survey from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) conducted by Harris Poll.

Xero Accounting Adds Find & Re-Code Feature To Help Fix Miscoded Transactions

Xero Accounting Adds Find & Re-Code Feature To Help Fix Miscoded Transactions

April 20, 2015

Cloud business software maker Xero has added new features designed to help small businesses find and fix transactions that may have been miscoded or need to be changed. The company says the Find & Re-code feature helps more rapidly correct errors that...

California Considers Paying Bonuses to College Students Who Graduate On Time

California Considers Paying Bonuses to College Students Who Graduate On Time

April 20, 2015

The California state legislature is considering giving cash incentives to students at the state's universities if they take more credit hours per semester.

North Dakota Legislature Sends Income Tax Bill to Governor

North Dakota Legislature Sends Income Tax Bill to Governor

April 20, 2015

The North Dakota House seized on a final opportunity this session to pass an income tax bill by approving the last bill still alive by a nearly two-thirds vote.

Texas Business Climate Improves

Texas Business Climate Improves

April 20, 2015

Texas has a solid lead over most states in maintaining a business-friendly climate, but other states are catching on. And some of Texas' negatives -- such as high property taxes and its business franchise tax -- should be corrected by lawmakers.

Small Business Owners Expecting Sales Rebound, More Hiring

Small Business Owners Expecting Sales Rebound, More Hiring

April 20, 2015

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

Drake Tax Planner

Drake Tax Planner

From Drake Software

2015 Readers Choice Award Winner: Professional Income Tax Planning Systems

Professionals on the Move – April 19, 2015

Professionals on the Move – April 19, 2015

April 17, 2015

A weekly roundup of professionals in the tax and accounting profession that have changed jobs and/or been promoted.

2015 Review of Thomson Reuters UltraTax CS

2015 Review of Thomson Reuters UltraTax CS

UltraTax CS centers on eliminating repetitive data entry and other resource consuming tasks to add efficiency to office workflow. When coupled with other solutions within the CS Professional Suite lineup, UltraTax CS becomes a comprehensive tax...

2015 Review of Intuit ProSeries Tax

2015 Review of Intuit ProSeries Tax

ProSeries provides a comprehensive professional compliance system at an economical price. ProSeries software efficiently guides users through the common steps of tax preparation of collecting and importing data to electronically filing returns...

10 Real Ways to Make Your Computer Run Faster

10 Real Ways to Make Your Computer Run Faster

It seems as though no matter how hard we try to speed up our computers – more RAM, faster processors and better hard drives – they still take forever to do what we want them to do. Web pages load like sludge. Applications take forever to run.

Intuit Realigns QBO Vision with Recent Strategic Partnerships

Intuit Realigns QBO Vision with Recent Strategic Partnerships

It’s been more than a year since Intuit first announced it would create an online ecosystem centered on its QuickBooks Online solution. Since then, the financial solutions provider has seen tremendous growth on the QBO platform.

2015 Review of CCH ProSystem fx Tax

2015 Review of CCH ProSystem fx Tax

CCH ProSystem fx Tax is the desktop tax compliance solution from Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US and continues to be an award winning offering. With multiple integration points, ProSystem fx Tax provides users multiple avenues to automate the tax...

2015 Review of Drake Tax Software

2015 Review of Drake Tax Software

Drake Software provides an all-inclusive system providing users all the tools necessary to process tax returns and simple accounting. Drake Software continues to be a strong advocate for sole practitioner tax preparers and continues to provide ...

2015 Review of TaxWise - CCH Small Firm Services

2015 Review of TaxWise - CCH Small Firm Services

TaxWise, a tax solution provided by CCH Small Firms Services, aims to expedite tax preparation with quick data entry. TaxWise also includes a multitude of services to assist tax professionals efficiently serve clients and grow their business.

2015 Review of ATX - CCH Small Firm Services

2015 Review of ATX - CCH Small Firm Services

ATX is a solution designed to simplify the tax filing process. Geared towards sole-practitioners and seasonal tax preparers, ATX is simple to navigate and includes multiple integration points for maximum efficiency. New this year is the introduction of...

2015 Review of WSG Systems Empire Suite

2015 Review of WSG Systems Empire Suite

Empire Suite is ideally suited to larger accounting firms that require a solid, integrated practice management solution that includes Time, CRM, and Resource Management capabilities.

2015 Review of BNA 706 preparer & 709 Preparer – Bloomberg BNA

2015 Review of BNA 706 preparer & 709 Preparer – Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA has long been a research source for tax and estate planning. Though a full featured tax solution is not available, there are two niche products released annually – BNA 706 Preparer and BNA 709 Preparer. Both solutions offer the highest...