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Accounting Top 100 Update: 2.6.2019

Hitendra Patil, AccountantsWorld“Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.” - Simon Mainwaring

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Accounting Top 100 Update: 1.23.2019

 
“Social media is a much more personal approach to marketing than more traditional tactics like placing an advertisement in a local newspaper, and lends itself to a more human approach. You should always err on the side of professionalism, but sharing a few details about the person, or people, behind your company can give your brand more personality – something that works very successfully in the world of social media.”  
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6 Likely Approaches to Business Valuation

Unless you work almost full time in appraisals and valuation, or receive continuing education related to the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation, many CPAs and accountants probably need some clear guidance when clients want to know how much their business is worth.
 
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What You Need to Know About the Digital Services Tax – Before Your Clients Ask

New ways of doing business often challenge tax rules written for a different model. That is a concern expressed for many years by several countries. The concern is that it looks like companies that make money by other than selling tangible goods are profiting by activity in the country, but have no permanent establishment in the country, so owe no income tax. For example, a search engine company makes money when someone uses its search engine because it provides data to the company. And if the user clicks on an ad, the search engine company makes money. But no tax revenues go to the user's country.
 
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Help Your Clients Understand How to Register for Sales Tax Collection

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New sales tax obligations for many companies and organizations are revealing themselves post-Wayfair. When a company or organization (“seller”) determines it is in its best interest to begin complying with a state’s sales tax rules, tax experts and novices tend to employ short hand to describe what comes next: it’s time to get “registered for sales tax.”

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California will tax sales by out-of-state sellers starting April 1, 2019

California flagAfter months of deliberation, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has come up with a response to South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that overruled the physical presence rule preventing states from taxing remote sales. California will require out-of-state sellers with a certain amount of economic activity in the state to collect and remit sales tax* starting April 1, 2019.

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Smart Contracts: A Good Example of How Blockchain Will Impact Your Clients

Open any accounting publication and you’re certain to find an article, webinar, podcast or opinion piece about blockchain, most of which proclaim how this distributed ledger technology will change the face of the entire profession. However, as blockchain technology approaches its 10th birthday in January 2019, many CPAs and accountants continue to ask how this disruptive technology will impact their practice and their clients.
 
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Dan Luthi of Ignite Spot: how to find success with a remote workforce and 100% subscription-based model

Dan Luthi, Ignite Spot
In a recent interview with Avalara, Dan Luthi, chief operating officer of Ignite Spot in Kaysville, Utah, discussed how he and his firm maintain success in the accounting profession. Ignite Spot started 10 years ago with the idea to completely change the CEO-accountant relationship. They knew that in order to make companies profitable, bookkeeping, tax and coaching must all work together toward a common goal. Their mission is to help every business in America become debt free and more profitable by 10 percent or more. Through a unique, hand-picked team based on talent and passion, Ignite spot serves as the small business accounting firm for more than 500 companies.
 
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Making sense of economic nexus small seller exceptions

Economic nexus imposes a sales and use tax collection obligation on remote sellers based only on their economic activity in a state. Nearly 30 states have adopted economic nexus since the Supreme Court of the United States ruled physical presence in a state is no longer the sole requisite for sales tax collection (South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., June 21, 2018), and all provide an exception for small sellers. The problem is, these exceptions are not all the same.

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What Does It Mean to Register for Sales Tax Collection?

New sales tax obligations for many companies and organizations are revealing themselves post-Wayfair. When a company or organization (“seller”) determines it is in its best interest to begin complying with a state’s sales tax rules, tax experts and novices tend to employ short hand to describe what comes next: it’s time to get “registered for sales tax.”
 
 
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