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Intuit Trimming 249 Jobs

Intuit is eliminating 249 jobs, mostly in the software company's Small Business Group. The company's plans become known after it recently said it would sell its DemandForce, QuickBase and Quicken operation to concentrate on its core tax and accounting business.


Windows 10: Built for Small Business

Were you to look only at its ad campaign and high-resolution screens, one could easily assume that Windows 10 is primarily for home users. Under the hood, however, the engine is built for small-to-medium businesses, with many attributes that will benefit tax and accounting firms.


Thomson: Sales Taxes Down, Local Rates Up

Thomson Reuters newThe average combined sales tax rate in the United States shrank marginally in the second quarter despite a 30-percent increase in new local indirect taxes. A OneSource Indirect Tax report from Thomson Reuters, which summarizes quarterly changes in sales, use and value-added tax, shows that state-imposed retail sales tax remained unchanged at 5.457 percent across the nation, for the third straight quarter.


Aplos Opens Code to Developers

Tim Goetz, Aplos SoftwareAplos Software, which makes cloud-based nonprofit software, has published its application programming interface. APIs enable developers of other software applications to connect with another program. Making the API public enables developers who write software for nonprofits and churches to interface the application with Aplos.


Report: A Critical Piece of the Business Puzzle

Practice Management SoftwarePractice Management Software: A Critical Piece of the Business Puzzle: There is no application more basic than practice management software for an accounting firm. While tax and write-up packages are used to deliver services to clients, practice management products are about running the business and turning the hours spent working for clients into invoices and payment. This special report looks at the leading practice management products, their major attributes and the evolution of the category as it adopts to mobile computing, operating in the cloud and more closely working with those other tools. Download and read for the expert’s insight and analysis.


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NJCPA Convention & Expo Reaches 10-Year Milestone

New Jersey CPAs have been at the forefront of innovation since before the turn of the century. And for the past decade, the NJCPA has brought together New Jersey CPAs every spring to learn, think out of the box and grow as trusted business advisors. CPAs have always played an important part in innovating and building business in the Garden State, and they'll play an even greater role in the future.


Facing the End of Windows Server 2003

MicrosoftAlthough it's not making as large a news splash as the ending of Windows XP, most tax and accounting professionals may know that Microsoft is ending its extended support of Windows Server 2003 on July 14. While many have already upgraded their servers or elected to let their software vendors manage their infrastructure in the cloud, we know from recent professional surveys that many firms are still using Windows Server 2003.


Thomson Tax & Accounting Revs Strong

James Smith, Thomson ReutersStrong performance in its corporate and professional segments drove growth for Thomson Reuter's Tax and Accounting business for the year ended December 31. That business recorded double-digit increases in both underlying profit and revenue while the company's high-profile financial services business continued to improve.


Experience and Niche Building Drive Success

Mark Feinsot, CPAFor Mark Feinsot, CPA, success didn't happen overnight. In fact, it took trial and error, and even some failure, to get to where he is today.


Block Offers Anti ID Theft Service

H&R Block is offering its customers protection against tax identity theft via an agreement with Equifax. The company says the Tax Identity Shield will provide tools and information to help clients combat ID theft, including the helping in obtaining an IRS Identity Protection PIN. However, the shield protects returns for tax year 2015, not those filed during the current season.


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