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Taija Sparkman

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Taija Sparkman is an assistant editor for CPA Practice Advisor.

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Human Resources & Payroll

Americans More Confident in Personal Finances, Savings

Sixty-four percent of respondents have some type of emergency savings – even if it’s less than three months’ expenses, found the latest results of Bankrate's Financial Security Index. The monthly survey also found measures how secure Americans feel about their personal finances compared with 12 months ago and is conducted via telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

Accounting & Audit Extends Its Global Reach

Late last year, Intuit unveiled its app depot designed to make it easier for small business owners to manage their business. Since its debut, it has seen huge growth in the number of developers creating apps, with new apps being added regularly. In addition, the number of QuickBooks subscribers outside the U.S. has nearly doubled to 46,000 subscribers, and continues to grow - one more reason Intuit is looking to extend the number and types of apps available to its more than 561,000 online subscribers and 1.57 million users worldwide.

Product & Service Guide

CCH Streamlines Telecommunications Tax Processing with CCH CorpSystem SureTax Telecom

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, introduced their new web-based solution for calculating taxes in the telecommunications industry, CCH CorpSystem SureTax Telecom. The new system, which leverages CCH’s exclusive strategic alliance with SureTax, allows users to easily and effectively calculate telecommunication taxes for billing and compliance. CorpSystem SureTax Telecom uses software-as-a-service cloud computing technology to perform calculations for over 360 telecom and media services through real-time web access to the SureTax processing engine.


Six Important Provisions for Your Firm’s Partner Agreements

When it comes to protecting your firm and its value, one of the most important, but possibly overlooked, assets is the partner agreement. Its primary purpose is to define the relationship between the firm and each partner, outlining specific guidelines for certain conditions. Unfortunately, partner agreements aren’t something at the forefront of most firms’ practice management, according to Gary Adamson, President of Adamson Advisory.