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What the FCC Vote for Net Neutrality Means

What the FCC Vote for Net Neutrality Means

March 2, 2015

Internet activists claimed a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. Here's what "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next.

Regulations and IT Issues Add To Costs for Businesses

Regulations and IT Issues Add To Costs for Businesses

March 2, 2015

Many businesses are wasting valuable resources by maintaining disparate IT systems or using manual processes to remain compliant with laws and regulations governing their workforces, according to a new study released by CFO Research and ADP.

AICPA to Host Webcast on Legalized Marijuana

AICPA to Host Webcast on Legalized Marijuana

March 2, 2015

As of last week, laws legalizing recreational marijuana use have gone into effect in four states, with nearly half of the states already having medical marijuana laws on the books. Professional service providers, including CPAs, are increasingly ...

Accounting Firm Introduces Use Tax Compliance System

Accounting Firm Introduces Use Tax Compliance System

March 2, 2015

Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., has introduced the Crowe Use Tax Simplifier, a tool that facilitates the use tax verification process.

2015 Reviews of Point-of-Sale Systems

2015 Reviews of Point-of-Sale Systems

The majority of purchases today are made using debit or credit cards. And in an age of intense competition, many retailers have resorted to offering loyalty or discount cards to reward customers with special pricing and targeted sales offers.

CFOs Say More Staff Autonomy Increases Productivity

CFOs Say More Staff Autonomy Increases Productivity

February 27, 2015

Roughly one in three chief financial officers (CFOs) in a Robert Half Management Resources survey admitted their organization would be more productive if they gave their employees greater autonomy at work.

Why the “Angel of Death” Tax Loophole Will Remain Alive and Well

Why the “Angel of Death” Tax Loophole Will Remain Alive and Well

February 27, 2015

During his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined his proposal to change several key provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, the President advocated for the elimination of the basis step‐up that occurs at an...

The Cost of a Bad Hire (It’s Not Just Money) - And How to Avoid Bringing One on Board

The Cost of a Bad Hire (It’s Not Just Money) - And How to Avoid Bringing One on Board

Making a bad hire can be very expensive to organizations. In fact, research suggests (www.blissassociates.com/html/articles/employee_turnover01.html) replacing an employee who doesn’t work out can cost at least 150 percent of that worker’s salary...

Lawsuit Alleges Major Dog Food Brand Can Sicken and Kill Dogs

Lawsuit Alleges Major Dog Food Brand Can Sicken and Kill Dogs

February 26, 2015

The suit alleges the food contains propylene glycol, which it says is an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze, and mycotoxins, a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains. Purina says Beneful is perfectly safe.

What Will Happen if the Department of Homeland Security Shuts Down?

What Will Happen if the Department of Homeland Security Shuts Down?

February 26, 2015

There's plenty of overheated rhetoric from the administration and its allies in Congress about the U.S. letting down its guard against security threats. In reality, America's defenses would not be relaxed even in a partial shutdown.

Congress Votes to Expand 529 College Savings Plans

Congress Votes to Expand 529 College Savings Plans

February 26, 2015

The bill would let students use money from college savings accounts to buy computers and other technology, something they cannot do now with tax-free distributions from the accounts.

Supreme Court Says Non-Dentists Can Also Perform Teeth Whitening

Supreme Court Says Non-Dentists Can Also Perform Teeth Whitening

February 26, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

Deltek to Acquire Global Talent Management Provider

Deltek to Acquire Global Talent Management Provider

February 26, 2015

Deltek announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire HRsmart, a global provider of talent management solutions with over 1,000 customers around the world. This acquisition will broaden Deltek’s portfolio of Human Capital Management...

Results CRM

Results CRM

From Results Software

Exceed your customer’s expectations by viewing their entire account history in Results CRM - what was ordered, what was promised, the status of every project and what products or services still need to be delivered!

CCH iFirm

CCH iFirm

From CCH Small Firm Services

CCH iFirm is a cloud-based platform that combines multiple accountant-focused inter-connected modules. With Small Firm Manager - the efficient firm's preferred practice management solution - and Trial Balance - a simplified way to manage a client's ...

The 7 Critical Skills of an Effective CIO

The 7 Critical Skills of an Effective CIO

A well-qualified CIO can and should be a key member of your management team, yet few firms are taking full advantage of this strategic resource. By well-qualified CIO, I am referring to those IT professionals that display both acumen and potential in a...

Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show Aims to Engage Students

Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show Aims to Engage Students

February 25, 2015

The road show is a national tour of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) that is focused on engaging students and raising awareness about the possibilities of entrepreneurship, exposing these students to available programs and resources ...

West Coast Ports Back in Operation Following Deal With Labor Unions

West Coast Ports Back in Operation Following Deal With Labor Unions

February 25, 2015

Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers.

Colorado Marijuana Success Has Other States Green with Envy

Colorado Marijuana Success Has Other States Green with Envy

February 25, 2015

Colorado made more than $52 million in tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana last year, creating for some small business owners a booming and legitimate business.

Supreme Court's Review of ObamaCare to Focus on Meaning of 4 Words

Supreme Court's Review of ObamaCare to Focus on Meaning of 4 Words

February 25, 2015

The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make

Pennsylvania Legislators Try Again to Privatize State-Run Liquor Stores

Pennsylvania Legislators Try Again to Privatize State-Run Liquor Stores

February 25, 2015

Republicans in Pennsylvania's State House of Representatives took the first step on Tuesday in a renewed effort to privatize state-run liquor sales, passing a bill from Speaker Mike Turzai out of committee.

State Deadlines Near for Forms W-2 and 1099

State Deadlines Near for Forms W-2 and 1099

February 25, 2015

The deadlines for businesses to send forms W-2 and 1099 copies to individual states are quickly approaching, with the majority of states having a March 2 deadline date. The various state rules and regulations can be daunting, as state filing varies ...

AICPA Comments on FASB Disclosure Requirements Exposure Draft

AICPA Comments on FASB Disclosure Requirements Exposure Draft

February 25, 2015

In a February 23 letter, FinREC Chairman Jim Dolinar and AICPA Investment Companies Expert Panel Chairman Brent Oswald expressed support for the FASB’s effort to provide consistency and transparency through alignment of disclosure and ...

Cloud Accounting Maker Xero Gets $110 Million Investment, Adds New U.S. President

Cloud Accounting Maker Xero Gets $110 Million Investment, Adds New U.S. President

February 25, 2015

Xero Limited (XRO), the parent company of cloud-based small business software maker Xero,has received investments from Accel Partners and Matrix Capital Management totaling more than $110 million.

6 Tips for Creating a New Accounting Firm Partner Buy-In Plan

6 Tips for Creating a New Accounting Firm Partner Buy-In Plan

February 24, 2015

Too many firms shoot from the hip in determining who should become a partner, essentially re-defining promotion criteria every time they discuss the subject. Don’t you owe it to yourselves to spend one paltry hour formalizing, in writing, critically...