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AvaTax Rates - Free Sales Tax Rate Lookup App

AvaTax Rates - Free Sales Tax Rate Lookup App

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Look up sales tax rates for any location in the U.S. Look up rates by GPS or by street address. The graphical map interface shows tax jurisdictions overlaid on the map so that you can see precise boundaries.

AvaTax Rates - Free Sales Tax Rate Lookup App

From Avalara

Look up sales tax rates for any location in the U.S. Look up rates by GPS or by street address. The graphical map interface shows tax jurisdictions overlaid on the map so that you can see precise boundaries.

Ring In Tax Tidings for Stock Sales on New Year’s Eve

Ring In Tax Tidings for Stock Sales on New Year’s Eve

December 18, 2014

Suppose you need to sell stock to realize a capital gain or loss at the end of the year. As the time for the stock exchange to close business on December 31 nears, you pull the trigger on the transaction, just getting it in under the wire. Will the...

How Many Calories in Alcohol? USDA Says Calories Will Be On Menus Next Year

How Many Calories in Alcohol? USDA Says Calories Will Be On Menus Next Year

December 17, 2014

Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

Banks Should Offer Better Integration with Accounting Software

Banks Should Offer Better Integration with Accounting Software

September 5, 2012

Bill.com announced that a new whitepaper by Barlow Research Associates, Inc. released today shows financial institutions could increase profitability by integrating with accounting software used by their small business customers.

CCH Focuses on Updated AICPA Clarity Standards with New Publication

CCH Focuses on Updated AICPA Clarity Standards with New Publication

September 6, 2012

CCH releases two new publications focused on the AICPA’s new clarity standards.

Small Business Ideas Often Start at Home

Small Business Ideas Often Start at Home

September 9, 2012

Trying to get her family to eat better leads a North Carolina mom to a successful small business.

Sleeter Conference Announces 60+ Educational Sessions

Sleeter Conference Announces 60+ Educational Sessions

September 13, 2012

Annual Accounting Solutions Conference slated for Oct. 22-24 in Anaheim, CA.

Audit and Risk Professionals Say Biggest Challenge is Communicating with Executives

Audit and Risk Professionals Say Biggest Challenge is Communicating with Executives

December 17, 2014

The most widespread challenge facing audit, risk management and compliance professionals is putting their work into a context that speaks to executives. According to the 2014 GRC Technology Pulse Survey, conducted by ACL, the company that is ...

Congress Creates New Tax-Favored Savings Accounts for Disabled

Congress Creates New Tax-Favored Savings Accounts for Disabled

December 17, 2014

As part of its last moves before the holidays, the lame duck Congress and Senate passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which primarily focused on many tax deductions and credits that had technically expired at the end of last year.

3 Tips for More Accurate Business Valuation

3 Tips for More Accurate Business Valuation

December 17, 2014

It’s a classic conundrum – to build versus to buy. Make dinner at home versus take-out. DIY that holiday wreath or roam a tree farm to choose the perfect one for the door. While there are certainly people constructing their own coffee table ...

Financial Group Wants More Limits on Corporate Inversions

Financial Group Wants More Limits on Corporate Inversions

December 17, 2014

Earnings stripping allows companies to avoid U.S. corporate tax by shifting domestic earning to low- and no-tax jurisdictions. In the process, the U.S. part of the company is saddled with debt which is owed to the foreign entity. The interest payments...

Gadgets for All! Holiday Tech Gifts for 2014

Gadgets for All! Holiday Tech Gifts for 2014

December 17, 2014

There was no Cyber-Monday this year, and in truth no Black Friday. Instead, retailers hosted a minor level of price cuts in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, a means of testing the waters. That text wax only moderately successful, which is good ...

Congress Renews Most Expired Tax Breaks

Congress Renews Most Expired Tax Breaks

December 17, 2014

At long last, Congress granted a reprieve for most of the expired tax provisions that had remained in limbo this year, but the late-breaking tax relief is only temporary.

Accounting Tools for the Digital Age

Accounting Tools for the Digital Age

December 16, 2014

From tracking outgoing inventory to determining a company's deductions for charitable donations, accountants "have an app for that." Which tech tools are most useful to the modern-day accountant?

Another Epic Fail For the IRS and ObamaCare

Another Epic Fail For the IRS and ObamaCare

It would be nice to believe that with years to prepare, the Internal Revenue Service is prepared to manage the complexities of verifying insurance qualifiers for Obamacare, collecting the $95 from those who owe a penalty, and easing the way for the ...

How Much Admin Expense Should Accounting Firms Incur?

How Much Admin Expense Should Accounting Firms Incur?

December 16, 2014

There are 3 metrics used for measuring admin expense: (a) Admin personnel as a percent of total headcount, (b) Overhead expenses as a percentage of revenue and (c) Overhead expenses per person. Let’s examine each.

National Accounting Society Warns Taxpayers of Scams

National Accounting Society Warns Taxpayers of Scams

December 15, 2014

The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is warning that many taxpayers have been victims of an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam where callers claim to be employees of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but are not.

10 Credit Predictions for 2015

10 Credit Predictions for 2015

December 15, 2014

A crystal ball is a valuable thing. After all, if any of us truly had one, we could make a killing in the stock market. But while 20-20 vision is ultimately reserved for hindsight and no one can actually predict the future, we can indeed make some...

Is it Better to Donate Money or Volunteer to a Charitable Organization?

Is it Better to Donate Money or Volunteer to a Charitable Organization?

December 15, 2014

The holidays are also the "giving season" for many Americans, so much so that December accounts for about 18 percent of the year’s annual charitable giving.

AICPA Proposes Transforming Peer Review Program

AICPA Proposes Transforming Peer Review Program

December 15, 2014

The American Institute of CPAs has issued a concept paper that seeks input on the CPA profession’s practice monitoring of the future. The paper, “Evolving the CPA Profession’s Peer Review Program for the Future,” paints a picture of how the...

Niche Businesses Finding Success Even Against Big Box Retailers

Niche Businesses Finding Success Even Against Big Box Retailers

December 15, 2014

Should the "big box" stores like Wal-Mart, CostCo, Super Target and Sam's Club be watching their backs?

2015 Brings New Payroll Tax Rates, ACA Requirements for Employers

2015 Brings New Payroll Tax Rates, ACA Requirements for Employers

2015 not only brings new rates, it also brings new Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements. Effective January 2015, large employers - defined as having 50 or more Full-Time Equivalents, or FTEs - will need to start accumulating health ...

Accounting Firm Joins Groups in Launching Human Rights Survey

Accounting Firm Joins Groups in Launching Human Rights Survey

December 14, 2014

The accounting, tax, and advisory services firm WeiserMazars LLP is launching a global human rights survey.

ITA Welcomes 7 New Members at 2014 Fall Collaborative

December 14, 2014

The Information Technology Alliance (ITA) recently welcomed a strong list of new members during its annual ITA Fall Collaborative. The ITA is an independent membership association of leading mid-market technology professionals, consultants and...