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TaxAct, Block App, Offer Pro Connections

TaxAct, Block App, Offer Pro Connections

TaxAct can now connect its software customers with tax professionals. The capability has been added through integration with Taxfyle, a tax and accounting marketplace.  Similarly, H&R Block has introduced TaxEdge...

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blockH&R Block says the number of Block Advisors offices reached 347, up 21 percent, over the first year of operation. The offices, which provide tax services, are also offering outsourced accounting through the use of Xero under an agreement reached in December to enable Block Advisors to use the cloud-based software.

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SerenicSerenic Software, which markets accounting software for nonprofit organizations, has absorbed Bellamy Software. Both companies are owned by Sylogist, a publicly held Canadian business.

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TJay Malik, Tangicloudangicloud for NFPs has been introduced to provide cloud-based fund accounting software. The application, available in three editions, is based on Microsoft's Dynamics NAV accounting software.

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A new credential in valuation is being offered by American Institute of CPAs, American Society of Appraisers and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations credential is designed for those who determine fair value measurement results for company financial statements for entity and intangible asset valuations.

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Kim Kushmerick, AICPAThe American Institute of CPAs has issues its first online edition of Audit & Accounting Guide on Revenue Recognition. The Institute has published the work because of changes in accounting standards for revenue recognition for publicly held companies for annual reporting periods that begin after December 15.

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Tangicloud for NFPs Introduced

Tangicloud for NFPs Introduced

Tangicloud for NFPs has been introduced to provide cloud-based fund accounting software. The application, available in three editions, is based on Microsoft's Dynamics NAV accounting software.

People and Moves

CohnReznick Names Accounting Director

CohnReznick Names Accounting Director

CohnReznick has named Robert G. Hilbert as partner and national director of accounting. Hilbert has 25 years of experience providing technical guidance on accounting and auditing issues. He joined the...

Running a Firm

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AICPA Updates PFP Body of Knowledge

AICPA Updates PFP Body of Knowledge

The Personal Financial Planning Body of Knowledge has been updated by the American Institute of CPAs. The new publication provides guidance and clarity on the competencies and information that CPAs...

Using Digital Video Marketing to Grow a …

Research confirms consumers love videos. They prefer watching videos over reading text about a product or service. Because of this, you will begin to see more videos being used on...

Firms Revs Improve; Profit Picture Mixed

Firms Revs Improve; Profit Picture Mixed

Most CPA firms have experienced increases in revenue over their most recent fiscal year. That is the finding of the 2016 National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey conducted...

Preventing Document Management Headaches

Preventing Document Management Headaches

Let's say you're a CPA and a client inconveniently calls you 10 minutes after you've left the office. It probably means the client needs something from you and you likely...

Preparer Guilty in ID Fraud

A Cranston, R.I.-based tax preparer has pleaded guilty to using stolen identifies to receive more than 100 government checks in the amount of $800,700 and deposit them into her personal...

Reviews

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REVIEW: Website Building Software

Web design and editing have always been a problematic software category. When the World Wide Web debuted in 1990, it was largely a text-only system of document sharing using the...

REVIEW: Budget Software 2016

Change has finally come to the category of planning and budgeting software, resulting in a round of improved capabilities, tighter integration with other software, and another potential revenue stream for...

REVIEW: Workflow Software 2015

The software category of workflow management is exploding, with new versions, streamlined capabilities and new features. But there is an old adage that when you are up to your hips...

REVIEW: Small Business Accounting Softwa…

Driven by the growth of cloud computing and an understanding of how little most small businesses want to delve into the minutiae of accounting, the market for small business accounting...

REVIEW: Online Payroll Systems 2015

Despite the profits it can generate and the benefits it may offer in client relationship management, these are difficult times for payroll vendors and their accounting partners. Competition continues to...

Tax

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TaxAct, Block App, Offer Pro Connections

TaxAct, Block App, Offer Pro Connections

TaxAct can now connect its software customers with tax professionals. The capability has been added through integration with Taxfyle, a tax and accounting marketplace.  Similarly, H&R Block has introduced TaxEdge...

IRS Issues eMail Scam Warning

IRS Issues eMail Scam Warning

Tax agencies are warning professionals about scam emails from people posing as clients soliciting their services. Accounting and tax preparation firms are being solicited nationally in an attempt to collect...

N.J. Preparer Draws 37-Month Prison Term

N.J. Preparer Draws 37-Month Prison Term

A Toms River, N.J.-based tax preparer has been sentenced to 37 months in prison pocketing refunds she sought without her client's permission. Doreen Gentile has also been ordered to pay...

IRS: Four of Five Returns to Be eFiled

IRS: Four of Five Returns to Be eFiled

The Internal Revenue Service expects four out of five returns submitted during the tax season that kicks off on January 23 to be efiled. The agency also predicts a similar...

California Preparer Pleads Guilty

California Preparer Pleads Guilty

An El Cajon, Calif.-based tax preparer has pleaded guilty to preparing returns that cheated the Internal Revenue Service of more than $1.2 million. Marla Cunningham, age 50, ower of Cunningham's...

Tech

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Long Way to Go In Audit Data Analytics

Long Way to Go In Audit Data Analytics

Data analytics and data visualization promise a new way of conducting audits. But there is a lot of work to be done to develop the technology and prove the validity...

Sage One Struggles In the U.S.

Sage One Struggles In the U.S.

Sage's low-end cloud accounting software, Sage One, has improved performance around the world. However, it continues to struggle in the market in the United States. Still in reporting its fiscal...

2016 BSI VAR Stars

2016 BSI VAR Stars

Report: 2016 BSI VAR Stars Moving to the cloud represents a challenge for mid-market accounting software resellers. Some make it more challenging by making the switch from marketing desktop applications...

 Intacct Moving to In-Memory Database

Intacct Moving to In-Memory Database

Intacct is preparing to utilize an in-memory database for its online applications. At the company's recent Advantage conference. Chief technology officer Aaron Harris said a limited release of the technology...

Firm Operation and Technology Survey Launches

Firm Operation and Technology Survey Lau…

The Fourth Annual Accounting Firms Open and Annual Technology Survey has been launched. Besides asking for input on current practices, authors Randy Johnston and Leslie Garrett say besides compiling that...

News

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Block Advisors Reaches 347 Offices

Block Advisors Reaches 347 Offices

H&R Block says the number of Block Advisors offices reached 347, up 21 percent, over the first year of operation. The offices, which provide tax services, are also offering outsourced...

Serenic Software, Bellamy Combine

Serenic Software, Bellamy Combine

Serenic Software, which markets accounting software for nonprofit organizations, has absorbed Bellamy Software. Both companies are owned by Sylogist, a publicly held Canadian business.

Tangicloud for NFPs Introduced

Tangicloud for NFPs Introduced

Tangicloud for NFPs has been introduced to provide cloud-based fund accounting software. The application, available in three editions, is based on Microsoft's Dynamics NAV accounting software.

New Valuation Certification Available

A new credential in valuation is being offered by American Institute of CPAs, American Society of Appraisers and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations...

AICPA Issues Online Rev Rec Guide

AICPA Issues Online Rev Rec Guide

The American Institute of CPAs has issues its first online edition of Audit & Accounting Guide on Revenue Recognition. The Institute has published the work because of changes in accounting...

Learning Center

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QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

Intuit and Google are collaborating on applications that integrate the G Suite—formerly called Google Apps for Work—with QuickBooks Online. The first releases for QBO include Google Calendar and Single Sign...

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with Workflow and Client Management Solutions

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with…

Bob Scott, executive editor of the Progressive Accountant, sits down with Michael Havey of Easy Checklist ABC to discuss the company’s new task management tool designed to assist accountants, bookkeepers...

Global Force International Helps Accountants Merge, Acquire or Sell Businesses

Global Force International Helps Account…

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant speaks with Max Krotman, executive vice president of Global Force International. With a focus on business integration, Global Force International matches firms...

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits and Incentives for Clients.

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits …

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant, speaks with Gian Pazzia, principal of KBKG about the way the company collaborates with CPA firms to deliver the most effective tax...

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps Companies Navigate the Growing Complexities of 401K Plans

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps…

Stephen Abramson, president of APS Pension and Financial Service sits down with Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant to discuss how the company is helping small to midsize...

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