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TurboTax Units Rise 4 Percent

TurboTax Units Rise 4 Percent

Intuit ended tax season with TurboTax unit sales 4 percent higher than in the 2017. A 5-percent decline in desktop sales partially offset a 6-percent rise in online subscriptions, the...

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Tangicloud Picks Revenue Officer

Tangicloud Picks Revenue Officer

Nonprofit software vendor Tangicloud Technologies has named Ron Bean as chief revenue officer. Bean was hired effective immediately to manage all revenue operations at the cloud product company.

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Block Names Marketing Chief

Block Names Marketing Chief

H&R Block has named Vinoo Vijay, who was most recently a TD Bank executive, as chief marketing officer. He fills the position left vacant when Kathy Collins left the tax...

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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...

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...

Minimum Wage Hike Could Hurt N.J. Small …

The following article was written by the New Jersey Society of CPAs. It reflects the views of that society and does not necessarily represent the views of the Progressive Accountant...

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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 Units Rise 4 Percent

TurboTax Units Rise 4 Percent

Intuit ended tax season with TurboTax unit sales 4 percent higher than in the 2017. A 5-percent decline in desktop sales partially offset a 6-percent rise in online subscriptions, the...

Block Returns Up for Tax Season

Block Returns Up for Tax Season

Preliminary results show the number of returns processed through H&R Block stores and software rose this year. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company said there were 19.9 million returns handled this...

Filing Stats Bit Weaker Before Final Week

Filing Stats Bit Weaker Before Final Wee…

The numbers ought to improve from the statistics reported by the Internal Revenue Service for the period ended April 13. After all, after the agency’s computer systems went down and...

Liberty Tax Signs New Auditor

Liberty Tax Signs New Auditor

Liberty Tax has engaged Carr Riggs & Ingram as its outside auditor. The tax services company also said it has been notified that owing to appointments of two independent directors...

IRS Cites Hardware Issue in Outage

IRS Cites Hardware Issue in Outage

The Internal Revenue Service reports all processing systems are working following a hardware issue on Tuesday, April 17, that halted several services. The agency says it accepted more than 14 million...

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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...

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...

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Blucora CEO Comp Up 12.5 Percent

Blucora CEO Comp Up 12.5 Percent

Compensation for John Clendening, CEO of Blucora, rose by 12.5 percent for the year ended December 31. The company’s recent SEC filings show Clendening received $5.4 million in 2017 compared...

Tangicloud Picks Revenue Officer

Tangicloud Picks Revenue Officer

Nonprofit software vendor Tangicloud Technologies has named Ron Bean as chief revenue officer. Bean was hired effective immediately to manage all revenue operations at the cloud product company.

M&A Boosts Paychex Quarter

M&A Boosts Paychex Quarter

Last year’s acquisition of HR OutSource Holdings boosted the results for Paychex’s third quarter ended February 28. During this week’s earnings webcast. The payroll services company said revenue rose by...

SmartVault Customers Up 28 Percent

SmartVault Customers Up 28 Percent

SmartVault ended 2017 with 17,900 customers, an increase of 28 percent over 2016, according to GetBusy, parent to the document management software. The numbers were recently released when GetBusy reported...

QBOA Supports None-QB Clients

QBOA Supports None-QB Clients

QuickBooks Online Accountant can now support clients who don’t use QuickBooks. Intuit said this week the cloud-based applications enables accounting professionals to manage those customers within the product.

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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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The Future of Accounting

To learn more about The Future of Accounting and earn free CPE, register for Danetha’s webinar Register Here.  Technology is causing monumental shifts within industries unaccustomed to change. From streaming sites...

The Future of Tax Compliance: CRUSH 2018…

With complex legislation flowing through federal and state courts, what does the future of sales tax look like? How can you add a sales tax niche to your practice or...

Accounting Top 100 Update: 4.16.18

A new Accounting Top 100 leaderboard is now live, and accounting pros are loving the chance to be featured as outstanding social influencers.

Are You Keeping Up with SALT Changes

We were in Annapolis when the Comptroller’s office delivered it’s 60-day report to the legislature outlining the impacts of the federal tax reform plan on Maryland’s taxpayers and state revenues...

Growing Your Practice, Part 4

This four-part whitepaper examines the changing accountancy landscape and takes you step-by-step through the considerations for adding tax compliance to your current array of services to spur growth and evolution...

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