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TurboTax Live Draws Assisted Customers

TurboTax Live Draws Assisted Customers

Intuit’s new TurboTax Live is drawing customers who have used assisted tax return preparation. During this week’s third-quarter earnings webcast, CEO Brad Smith said Live is drawing those customers at...

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Checkpoint Tax Cut Act Report Issued

Checkpoint Tax Cut Act Report Issued

Thomas Reuters has released a Checkpoint special report to aid publicly held companies in understanding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on their financial reporting and disclosure obligations. The report, Effects...

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Intuit’s Consumer Leader to Shift Roles

Intuit’s Consumer Leader to Shift Roles

Dan Wernikoff, the EVP who has led Intuit’s Consumer Group, is shifting roles. CEO Brad Smith said during this week’s earnings webcast that after Intuit ends its year on July...

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Jump-starting Project Accounting

When people hear the term “project accounting” they might think it is this about moving away from practice management software.  Project accounting’s intent is to incorporate project accounting tools within practice...

Report: The Cloud Grows Up

Report: The Cloud Grows Up

Report: The Cloud Grows Up The cloud provides more than just a system that is maintained elsewhere and more than just Internet-based ERP. It offers the ability to access more...

10 Productivity Tips for Leaders

I have come to realize that productivity is a skill that you can learn over time. As the leader of my company, I find that my time is my most...

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...

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Report 2018: Getting a Handle on the Cloud

Report 2018: Getting a Handle on the Clo…

2018 Report: Getting a Handle on the Cloud Buyers and sellers are talking less and less about cloud software. The discussions increasingly center around how the software, which happens to be...

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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 necessary, which is...

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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...

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2017 BSI Top 100 VARS

2017 BSI Top 100 VARS

The last year has been one of change—the cloud has moved from being something everyone talked about to something most resellers are doing something about. It is also a market...

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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...

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TurboTax Live Draws Assisted Customers

TurboTax Live Draws Assisted Customers

Intuit’s new TurboTax Live is drawing customers who have used assisted tax return preparation. During this week’s third-quarter earnings webcast, CEO Brad Smith said Live is drawing those customers at...

TaxAct Revs Up, Users Down

TaxAct Revs Up, Users Down

Customer and efiling counts were down for TaxAct for the first quarter ended March 31. But the parent company, Blucora, said revenue was up as the company sought out customers...

Another Liberty Tax CFO Resigns

Another Liberty Tax CFO Resigns

Nicholas Bates, who has served as CFO of Liberty Tax Service since January, has resigned his position effective June 15. The tax services company, which has been in turmoil since...

IRS Intros Exempt Organization Tool

IRS Intros Exempt Organization Tool

The Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new online tool for researching information about tax-exempt organizations. The tool, Tax Exempt Organization Search, replaces EO Select Check, which was introduced in...

IRS: Filings Kept Rising

IRS: Filings Kept Rising

The number tax returns filed continued to rise as tax season ended.  For the season through April 27, the Internal Revenue Service received 139,903,000 returns, an increase of 1.7 percent 137,496,000...

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AICPA Issues Final Set of Rev Rec Topics

AICPA Issues Final Set of Rev Rec Topics

The Financial Reporting Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs has issued working drafts of several accounting issues. The drafts are issues related to the implementation of Accounting Standards Update...

Cryptocurrency – What’s the Big Idea?

There’s a lot of cryptocurrency talk these days, but I think this revolution is bigger than most people realize it is. Don’t believe me? Consider these big ideas. To learn more...

NetSuite Signs BPM as Reseller

NetSuite Signs BPM as Reseller

NetSuite has signed BPM, an accounting firm centered in the San Francisco Bay area, as a member of its business processing outsourcing and reselling programs. That announcement came on the...

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...

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Checkpoint Tax Cut Act Report Issued

Checkpoint Tax Cut Act Report Issued

Thomas Reuters has released a Checkpoint special report to aid publicly held companies in understanding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on their financial reporting and disclosure obligations. The report, Effects...

Adaptive Insights to Go Public

Adaptive Insights to Go Public

Adaptive Insights, which makes cloud-based budget and planning software, is preparing to go public. The Palo Alto, Calif-based software company seeks to raise a maximum of $100 million in proceeds...

Wolters Kluwer First Quarter: Mild Growth

Wolters Kluwer First Quarter: Mild Growt…

Wolters Kluwer’s Tax and Accounting business had mild growth for the first quarter ended March 31. The company said if a recent trading update for the quarter the unit had...

Thomson Continuing Operations  Grow

Thomson Continuing Operations Grow

Thomson Reuters has reported results for the first quarter ended March 31 that show the much smaller size of the company after it sells ownership of its Financial & Risk...

Avalara Files to Go Public

Avalara Files to Go Public

Sales and use tax company Avalara has filed its long-awaited bid go public. In its filing with the SEC, the Seattle, Wash.-based company said it will seek a maximum of...

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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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Indirect Taxes: A Search for Facts

Indirect Taxes: A Search for Facts

There are few subjects like indirect taxes for confusing people. The facts needed to determine tax liability often elude business owners. And let’s not forget that businesses across the country...

What’s the Use of Use Tax? 4 Tips for Cl…

Overlooked, underestimated, and under the radar. That’s the best way to describe consumer use tax. The less popular cousin of sales tax, consumer use tax is one of the most...

This Year’s Omnibus Bill: What About Int…

Why wasn’t online sales tax included in the 2018 omnibus spending bill? Recently Congress passed the 2018 omnibus spending bill after finalizing the language at the last minute. Lawmakers on...

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.: Will the …

Many tax experts believe the impending Supreme Court decision on economic nexus will have a dramatic impact on the way states can tax out-of-state retailers. The court’s ruling in South...

Cryptocurrency – What’s the Big Idea?

There’s a lot of cryptocurrency talk these days, but I think this revolution is bigger than most people realize it is. Don’t believe me? Consider these big ideas. To learn more...

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