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AccountantsWorld Enhances Accounting Power System

AccountantsWorld Enhances Accounting Power System

November 21, 2014

AccountantsWorld has announced major enhancements to its ACCOUNTING POWER software, a part of its suite of cloud-based applications for professional accountants. These enhancements are designed to accommodate a more mobile audience on smartphones and ...

The Top 5 Professional Liability Issues CPAs Need to Watch in 2015

The Top 5 Professional Liability Issues CPAs Need to Watch in 2015

November 20, 2014

One way to help avoid a professional liability claim is to be aware of the evolving exposures within the profession. The following is a list of five top areas of concern for CPAs in 2015.

Which 2014 Tax Extenders will Congress Renew or Make Permanent?

Which 2014 Tax Extenders will Congress Renew or Make Permanent?

November 20, 2014

There’s been much ado about the 55 tax extenders currently being debated by a lame-duck Congress. These tax law provisions, which are generally favorable to taxpayers, technically expired after 2013, but may be revived retroactive to ...

How a Niche Focus on Franchise Accounting Helped a Firm Thrive

How a Niche Focus on Franchise Accounting Helped a Firm Thrive

November 19, 2014

The accounting firm’s focus on providing accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax planning services for hotel, restaurant, retail and automotive franchises is also a reason for success because of the unique niche.

Americans Still Cautious on Economy, But Some Signs Point to Improvement

Americans Still Cautious on Economy, But Some Signs Point to Improvement

November 19, 2014

According to a new report, although a majority of American consumers are still concerned about the economy and holding back on spending, there are signs that point toward an improving mindset in 2015. The report was commissioned by the National...

How to Build a Brand in 2015

How to Build a Brand in 2015

November 19, 2014

For the past seventy years, business branding has been largely guided by principles developed in the 1950s and 1960s, when there were only three television networks, messaging through advertising was easy to control, and information flowed from a few...

Will Like-Kind Exchanges Survive Tax Reform?

Will Like-Kind Exchanges Survive Tax Reform?

November 19, 2014

Legislative proposals to curtail or eliminate the tax benefits of like-kind exchanges are in the works. With a lame-duck Congress finishing out this year and a brand-new class of lawmakers entering 2015, no one can be sure if this tax break will ...

The Top 10 Myths of the 2014 W2 and 1099 Reporting Season

The Top 10 Myths of the 2014 W2 and 1099 Reporting Season

November 19, 2014

As if Black Friday shopping and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season weren’t taxing enough, it’s also time to think about tax reporting. This time of year, it can be difficult to keep track of our schedules and to-do lists, let alone the...

CPAs and Auditors Alerted to New SEC Rules on Financial Statements and A&A Engagements

CPAs and Auditors Alerted to New SEC Rules on Financial Statements and A&A Engagements

November 19, 2014

The alert outlines rules applicable to financial statement audit and attestation engagements undertaken for non-issuers.

5 Tips for Selling a Business in 2015

5 Tips for Selling a Business in 2015

November 19, 2014

The majority of business owners are planning on the proceeds from the sale of their business to fund their retirement. However, the 2013 State of Owner Readiness Survey revealed that over 80% of business owners have no formal transition plan.

5 Year-End Retirement Planning Tips

5 Year-End Retirement Planning Tips

November 18, 2014

Holiday shopping. Turkey cooking. Family entertaining. November and December are very busy (and stressful) months. But if you’re one of the countless Americans with an IRA or 401(k), there are some critical items that ought to be on your to-do list ...

AICPA Urges Senate to Approve Automatic Tax Relief for Disaster Victims

AICPA Urges Senate to Approve Automatic Tax Relief for Disaster Victims

November 18, 2014

Congress should pass legislation that would give victims of natural disasters access to permanent and timely tax relief, according to Troy K. Lewis, CPA, CGMA, the current chair of the Tax Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs.

Avalara Partners with UK-Based Company to Simplify Cross-Border Ecommerce

Avalara Partners with UK-Based Company to Simplify Cross-Border Ecommerce

November 18, 2014

Avalara, Inc. and GlobalCollect have announced a strategic partnership to provide industry-leading payment and indirect tax compliance services to ecommerce companies looking to trade cross-border. GlobalCollect, an Ingenico Group company ...

Aloha! Hawaii Named Best State for Retirement, Alaska Takes Last Place

Aloha! Hawaii Named Best State for Retirement, Alaska Takes Last Place

November 18, 2014

Aloha! Whether arriving or leaving, Hawaii is the best U.S. state for retirees in 2014, according to a new study.

Online CFO Platform Helps Businesses Manage Finances

Online CFO Platform Helps Businesses Manage Finances

November 18, 2014

Sageworks has launched its new CFO platform, a financial analysis suite for CFOs, financial professionals and executives. Sageworks’ technology and products are used by thousands of financial professionals across North America, and the Sageworks CFO...

New Website Helps Employers Better Understand Canada Job Grant

New Website Helps Employers Better Understand Canada Job Grant

November 18, 2014

A new website has been created to help educate Canadian employers on the Canada Job Grant, how they can benefit from it and how they can apply. The website, www.canadajobsgrant.com, was created by triOS Corporation, a career development provider, and ...

New Cloud-Based Valuation System Designed for Small Businesses

New Cloud-Based Valuation System Designed for Small Businesses

November 18, 2014

Valuations.com today announces the launch of its interactive business valuation platform. Through the free platform, the approximately 27.9* million small business owners in the United States are able to find out what their business is worth and how ...

Acquisition of UHY Advisors Increases BDO's Reach in Texas

Acquisition of UHY Advisors Increases BDO's Reach in Texas

November 18, 2014

One of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, BDO USA, LLP is expanding its Texas presence through the acquisition of UHY Advisors’ Texas practice, including offices in Houston and Dallas.

ADP Payroll Card Adds Options to Pay Tips and Commissions Electronically

ADP Payroll Card Adds Options to Pay Tips and Commissions Electronically

November 18, 2014

ADP announced today that employees using the ALINE Card by ADP now can elect to have their tips, commissions and per diems loaded in near real-time electronically onto their paycard if their employer offers that capability.

Business Group Urges GOP to Reconsider Marketplace Fairness Act

Business Group Urges GOP to Reconsider Marketplace Fairness Act

November 18, 2014

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness has released a new video showcasing testimonials from national conservative organizations making the case for the need to pass e-fairness legislation this year. Featured in the video are various conservative thought...

How to Build a Fraud-Resistant Business

How to Build a Fraud-Resistant Business

November 18, 2014

Financial reporting fraud can prove costly for investors and other capital market stakeholders. A new report from the Anti-Fraud Collaboration takes a fresh look at best practices for fraud deterrence and detection, highlighting the critical importance...

Michigan Accounting Firms Merge

Michigan Accounting Firms Merge

November 18, 2014

The accounting firms of McCartney & Company, P.C. and Maner Costerisan recently announced a merger. Effective December 1, 2014, McCartney & Company, P.C. will be recognized as Maner Costerisan.

Are You Ready for April 2015? Are Your Clients?

Are You Ready for April 2015? Are Your Clients?

November 18, 2014

New legislation has brought greater certainty to year-end planning but also created new challenges.

Ensuring Success 2014

Ensuring Success 2014

Date: 12/04/14

Ensuring Success: Strategic Growth for Firms, a one-day national conference event that will be streamed live to you wherever you want to watch it. Tune in from your conference room, watch at your desk, stay home that day and watch from your favorite easy

3 Year-End Tax Tips for Small Businesses

3 Year-End Tax Tips for Small Businesses

November 17, 2014

The end of the year gives you and your business a great chance to maximize tax savings for 2014 and beyond.