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The Progressive Accountant

The Progressive Accountant

Tax Season Stats Closing Gap on 2018

Tax montageWith the year past the middle of tax season, filing statistics continued to improve over 2018. The average refund for this year through March 1 was $3,046, a .7-percent increase over $3,068 for the period through March 2, 2018. That was an improvement from a .1-percent rise through February 22.




Providing advisory services has been an important talking point in the accounting community for a while now. However, many accountants are still unsure of which path to take when making changes to their firm while some accountants even question why they should provide additional services when their core products—accounting, audit, and tax—have proved so successful for so many years.

But there can be no mistake. Moving to advisory services will benefit your firm and your clients. To help frame a story around why this is the case, this whitepaper provides seven questions you can answer that will help you kickstart the process of adding advisory services to your firm.

93% of small businesses value accountants as their source of business advice, so the opportunity is out there. Don’t ignore the potential that providing advisory services can bring to your firm by continuing to only provide basic offerings. By growing your advisory services, you can tap into the potential for more profit for you and your firm and higher satisfaction from your clients.


Announcing NEW Sales Tax and Compliance Section

The Progressive Accountant in conjunction with Avalara is excited to announce the launch of our new Sales Tax and Compliance section. Sales Tax and Compliance presents an incredible opportunity for bookkeeping and accounting firms. The new section will be an essential resource for businesses that look to firms for assistance when navigating the ever-changing regulations to stay compliant and reduce risk of costly audits.


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The Accounting Top 100

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The Accounting Top 100 social media leaderboard ranks accounting professionals based on their overall presence, influence, and engagement on social media platforms. Each user’s rank is determined by that user’s Klout Score in addition to a list of custom metrics, and all updated rankings are displayed in new leaderboards generated every two weeks.

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Avalara’s Accounting Top 100 leaderboard (the “Leaderboard”) is assembled using a list of accounting professional users that’s curated by manual entry as well as by Rise.Global's internal Twitter search functionality. We reserve the right to change scoring metrics used for ranking and to exclude anyone from the list, in our sole discretion. The Leaderboard is not an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any of the accounting professionals on the Leaderboard, and we do not make any representation or guarantee of their ability or reliability. Assessments by different methods or based on different information may yield different results. The Leaderboard is only a starting point to gather information about accounting professionals, and you should not rely on it to decide whether to hire an accounting professional.

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