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PaychexPaychex is offering the Netspend Tip Network, which enables tips to be managed and paid without the use of cash. The network is used in conjunction with a paycard.
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Rich Preece, IntuitPractice management features have been added to QuickBooks Online Accountant. These features include a mobile enabled-work dashboard in what the company termed is the “first set of practice management features.”

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Liscio, a Bloomington, Ind.-based software company has released FrontDesk, designed as a companion app to the company’s Liscio platform. FrontDesk supports tasks such as updating client demographic information or collecting signatures for engagement letters or document pick up.

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SageSage will not hold its large conference, Summit this year. Instead, the software company intends to hold 10 regional meetings called Sage Sessions, which are listed as part of its Sage Summit Tour.

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PaychexPaychex has introduced AccountantHQ, which enables accountants to access services through dashboards. Built on the Paychex Flex online platform, AccountantHQ offers access to resources such as Paychex client data and reporting.

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Paychex Offers Tip Network

Paychex Offers Tip Network

Paychex is offering the Netspend Tip Network, which enables tips to be managed and paid without the use of cash. The network is used in conjunction with a paycard.

People and Moves

Block Marketing VP Leaving

Block Marketing VP Leaving

Kathryn M. Collins, chief marketing and strategy officer for H&R Block, is leaving her job on January 17. The company, which drew a lot of attention with the “Get Your...

Running a Firm

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S corp payroll — Without the Headache

S corp payroll — Without the Headache

Sponsored Content:Did you know that sixty-two percent of accountants take on processing S corp payrolls to make it easier for their clients?[1] But for many CPA firms, it only makes...

Apply Accounting Firm Efficiency with Pu…

There are two things you should know about efficiency. First, it's a wasted effort to be efficient for efficiency's sake. You must have a vision for it. Is it to improve...

Report: Payroll Gets Easier

Report: Payroll Gets Easier

Report: Payroll Gets Easier: Running payroll, whether for a company to pay its own employees or to pay clients’ employees, has rarely been easy. But it is a necessary, which...

CLA to Use Financial Planning Software

CLA to Use Financial Planning Software

CliftonLarsonAllen will use MoneyGuidePro, a financial planning software package, for providing services to existing and new clients. The application from PIEtech will be used in three CLA business lines wealth...

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your Data

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your …

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your Data The handwriting is in the cloud. And given some real barriers to adoption of cloud-based software, the move remains a question of when...

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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IRS Picks Council Members

The Internal Revenue Service has appointed seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. The council is an organized public forum for IRS officials and public representatives to...

Liberty Tax Faces Listing Issues

Liberty Tax Faces Listing Issues

Liberty Tax is facing two issues in order to remain listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The first notice of noncompliance with the exchanges rules came after the company announced...

IRS Updates Withholding Tables

IRS Updates Withholding Tables

The Internal Revenue Service has released withholding tables that reflect changes for 2018 made by tax reform legislation. Employers should begin using these as soon as possible, but not later...

Tax Fraud Phishing Alive and Well

Tax Fraud Phishing Alive and Well

Members of the tax industry are warning that phishing emails are appearing in numbers as tax season approaches. The Internal Revenue Service, software companies and other parties say this continues...

WK Intros New Support Tools

New user communities and a support chatbot has been introduced by Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting. The new tools are designed for users of CCH Axcess and ProSystem fx Suite.

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Apply Accounting Firm Efficiency with Pu…

There are two things you should know about efficiency. First, it's a wasted effort to be efficient for efficiency's sake. You must have a vision for it. Is it to improve...

Intuit Launches Lending Unit

Intuit Launches Lending Unit

Intuit is launching QuickBooks Capital, which is designed to give small businesses easier access to capital. Small business loans have been an important  topic since the company introduced the $100-million...

Report: Payroll Gets Easier

Report: Payroll Gets Easier

Report: Payroll Gets Easier: Running payroll, whether for a company to pay its own employees or to pay clients’ employees, has rarely been easy. But it is a necessary, which...

IRS Starts Email Security Campaign

IRS Starts Email Security Campaign

The Internal Revenue Service has launched an education campaign, which alerts tax professionals to the dangers of email scams. The agency receives three to five data theft reports weekly from...

Sage Promotes AI Ethics Code

Sage Promotes AI Ethics Code

Sage has developed an ethics code for developing software that utilizes artificial intelligence. At its Summit conference in Canada, Sage outlined "The Ethics of Code: Developing AI for Business with...

News

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Paychex Offers Tip Network

Paychex Offers Tip Network

Paychex is offering the Netspend Tip Network, which enables tips to be managed and paid without the use of cash. The network is used in conjunction with a paycard.

QBOA Gets Practice Features

QBOA Gets Practice Features

Practice management features have been added to QuickBooks Online Accountant. These features include a mobile enabled-work dashboard in what the company termed is the “first set of practice management features.”

Liscio Releases FrontDesk

Liscio, a Bloomington, Ind.-based software company has released FrontDesk, designed as a companion app to the company’s Liscio platform. FrontDesk supports tasks such as updating client demographic information or collecting...

Sage Decides to Drop Big Show

Sage Decides to Drop Big Show

Sage will not hold its large conference, Summit this year. Instead, the software company intends to hold 10 regional meetings called Sage Sessions, which are listed as part of its...

Paychex Debuts AccountantHQ

Paychex Debuts AccountantHQ

Paychex has introduced AccountantHQ, which enables accountants to access services through dashboards. Built on the Paychex Flex online platform, AccountantHQ offers access to resources such as Paychex client data and...

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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