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Thomson Reuters has introduced Checkpoint State Clear Comply, designed for multi-tier partnerships and S Corporations with a presence in multiple states. The tool can be used to highlight nexus flow-up issues and generate reports about composite returns, non-resident withholding and annual returns.

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aicpaThe creation of a new international accounting association has been overwhelmingly approved by members of the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The organizations this weekend announced that 86.6 percent of AICPA members and 89.7 percent of CIMA members voted in favor of the proposed organization.

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Kurt Avarell, CanopyCanopy has introduced a Transcripts feature that the company says takes most of the headaches out of acquiring taxpayer transcripts from the Internal Revenue Service and understanding them. The company, which offers several other services designed to deal with IRS issues, says Transcripts takes the IRS information and turns its complicated set of information and code into readable form.

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abilaMIP Fund Accounting from Abila has been added to the company's Elevate fundraising platform. This update integrates Elevate with hosted versions of the desktop-based fund accounting and cloud-based MIP Advance. Additional enhancements include bulk acknowledgements, consolidation of gift attributes, and improvements around Chart of Accounts importing.

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Jim McGinnis, Intuit Intuit has opened its Firms of the Future Contest to accounting and bookkeeping firms from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Four global finalists will receive $5,000 each with the global winner receiving $10,000 when the winner is revealed at the software company's QuickBooks Connect conference on October 24 in San Jose, Calif.

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Thomson Offers Checkpoint State Clear Comply

Thomson Offers Checkpoint State Clear Co…

Thomson Reuters has introduced Checkpoint State Clear Comply, designed for multi-tier partnerships and S Corporations with a presence in multiple states. The tool can be used to highlight nexus flow-up...

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XCM Names Sales VP

XCM Names Sales VP

XCM Solutions has hired tax and accounting industry veteran Marc Montpas as VP of sales. His responsibilities with the Quincy, Mass.-based software company include building out and leading the sales...

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Four Questions on Succession Planning

Take a minute to envision your retirement. What comes to mind? Hours on the golf course? Travelling with your family? Following a lifelong passion? Now stop and think about where...

Study: Workflow a Major Issue

Study: Workflow a Major Issue

Workflow remains a major issue for accounting firms, according to the findings of the third annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey. The recently released results of the study found...

Want Change? Lead It!

Before you consider adopting the cloud or any of the "New Firm" mindset, you have to ask yourself if you are willing to be the change. Once you decide, first...

Best CPA Firms for Women Named

Best CPA Firms for Women Named

The 10 best CPA Firms for 2016 have been named by the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance and the American Women's Society of CPAs. The organizations also said the 2016...

Communicating Numbers Effectively to Clients

Communicating Numbers Effectively to Cli…

Numbers are the cornerstone of knowledge for accountants and other financial professionals, but for many of your business clients, numerical information can be confusing or worse yet, meaningless.  Consider how...

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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...

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Florida Preparer Draws 75 Months in Pris…

A Florida Tax prepared has been sentenced to 75 months in prison, the same sentenced a co-conspirator drew in April, for their role in using stolen identities to seek more...

ETAAC: eSignature Needed for Employment Forms

ETAAC: eSignature Needed for Employment …

The ability to use electronic signatures on employment forms is critical to the Internal Revenue Service reaching electronic filing goals, the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee said in its annual...

Florida Preparer Must Disgorge $1M

Florida Preparer Must Disgorge $1M

A Florida preparer must disgore $1 million after he agreed to be barred from preparing tax returns for others. Demetrius Scott of Orlando must pay the money that the United States says...

New 990 Data Format Available

New 990 Data Format Available

The Internal Revenue Service says public data for electronically filed Forms 990 will be available in a machine-readable format through Amazon Web Service. Data was previously available only in image...

Brooklyn Preparer Gets Three-year Sentence

Brooklyn Preparer Gets Three-year Senten…

A Brooklyn, N.Y., preparer, who continued to file fake returns after her firm's Electronic Filing Identification Number was revoked, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Awilda Rosario, 40...

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Doc.It Adds Autofiling

Doc.It has added an autofiling feature that enables firms to file documents from tax, time and billing, and other software programs to a designated Doc.It User Inbox, a folder in...

What to Do When You've Been Hacked

Imagine this. Your firm starts receiving calls and emails from clients saying they've been the victim of tax refund identity theft. Sure, you've seen a few of these cases and...

Annual Report: 2016 BSI Top 100 VARs

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Annual Report: 2016 BSI Top 100 VARs The web has reduced the need for large channels; the difference between reseller and ISV is blurring and perhaps most important, the younger generations...

Bill.com: Bookkeepers Now Tech Leaders

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Bookkeepers have emerged as technology leaders and are adopting modern technologies quickly. That is one of the conclusions of the State of Bookkeeping Practices 2016 Survey, which was sponsored by...

Office 365-based Accounting Tested

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Microsoft has previewed Project Madeira, which introduces accounting within Office 365. Madeira, a code name, targets businesses with roughly 10 to 99 employees. The company says the cloud-based product, which...

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Thomson Offers Checkpoint State Clear Comply

Thomson Offers Checkpoint State Clear Co…

Thomson Reuters has introduced Checkpoint State Clear Comply, designed for multi-tier partnerships and S Corporations with a presence in multiple states. The tool can be used to highlight nexus flow-up...

AICPA, CIMA Approve New Association

AICPA, CIMA Approve New Association

The creation of a new international accounting association has been overwhelmingly approved by members of the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The organizations this...

Canopy Handles IRS Transcripts

Canopy Handles IRS Transcripts

Canopy has introduced a Transcripts feature that the company says takes most of the headaches out of acquiring taxpayer transcripts from the Internal Revenue Service and understanding them. The company...

Abila Links Fund Accounting, Fundraising

Abila Links Fund Accounting, Fundraising

MIP Fund Accounting from Abila has been added to the company's Elevate fundraising platform. This update integrates Elevate with hosted versions of the desktop-based fund accounting and cloud-based MIP Advance...

Intuit Opens Firms of the Future Contest

Intuit Opens Firms of the Future Contest

Intuit has opened its Firms of the Future Contest to accounting and bookkeeping firms from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Four global finalists will receive $5,000...

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Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with Workflow and Client Management Solutions

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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

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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.

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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

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Office Tools Simplifies Administration Through Integration and Automation

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Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant sits down with Michael Giardina, CEO of Office Tools , formerly Office Tools Professional, to discuss how the company’s software streamlines a...

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