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IRS National Tax Security Awareness Week: 2021 online tax preparation products to offer multi-factor authentication for taxpayers, tax pros
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today marked the second day of National Tax Security Awareness Week by announcing an improved feature that will be available on all 2021 online tax preparation...
Remote-Work Policies Still in Development: Survey
That many companies’ remote work policies and practices are still a work-in-progress is not a surprise. But in 2021 businesses that don’t figure out things like what extra benefits to offer remote workers and how to pay and manage those workers...
3 tips for building remote-work policies that last
At the beginning of the year, you probably couldn't imagine a world where you weren't able to go to the office. Today, you may struggle to imagine one where you're forced to work there 40 hours a week. Remote work is here to stay in a big way,...
How to have more inclusive meetings over Zoom
This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here.
IRS to mask key business transcript details; protect taxpayers from identity theft
Moving to protect business taxpayers from identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting December 13 it will begin masking sensitive data on business tax transcripts. The announcement provides 30 days for...
CPAs Can Have a Tech State of Mind
Like all innovation, technical innovation is typically forced by competition, legislation/regulation or technology. Since March of 2020, we’ve seen these forces collide. There were regulations that forced you and your staff to work from home,...
Security Summit partners warn taxpayers of new COVID-related text scam
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact...
How to land a job — from a distance
In mid-April Christina Solomon, CPA/CFF, CGMA, a nonequity partner at a St. Louis public accounting firm, received word that she, along with several other employees, would be furloughed for 90 days. The COVID-19 pandemic had hit close to...
Allow Technology to Transform Your Firm
Accounting software powered by ML and AI allows you to see trends on a macro and micro level, which you can then use to guide your clients toward success. Automation frees your time so you can do a deep dive into client-specific advisory...
IRS adds QR technology to key balance due notices to help taxpayers
For the first time, the IRS is adding barcode technology to notices sent to millions of taxpayers. Starting this month, the CP14 and CP14 IA notices that inform taxpayers that they owe money on unpaid taxes and their payment options are now...
Facing the tech problems of working from home
Remote work schedules were omnipresent in practice management advice for years – until about six months ago, when the pandemic turned the notion into a mandatory business model. The internet and other technology is about all that’s kept any...
Tips for employees navigating remote work
Time will tell how the coronavirus pandemic will change the way we work in the long run. Four-day work weeks? No more hot-desking? Maybe, but one thing seems certain: Working remotely, at least part time, is here to stay for many people. There...
3 things the COVID-19 pandemic has taught CPAs about technology
In recent memory, there hasn't been a more challenging year than 2020. It's been one of seismic change for businesses, individuals, and society. The past several months have taught us all so much about what's essential to our society and what...
Beat Zoom Fatigue With These 6 Tips
Do you audibly sigh every time you have to log on to what feels like your thousandth Zoom meeting of the day? You’re not alone. While we’re all more or less used to video calls and meetings being the norm now, the newly coined effect of Zoom...
Survey: More Than Half Of Companies Hired New Staff Remotely During The Pandemic
COVID-19 changed everything, including how companies recruit talent, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. According to a survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., 53% said their organization has hired full-time...
Cryptocurrency tax guidance leaves big holes worldwide, PwC says
Cryptocurrency investors face a tricky and fast-changing tax landscape worldwide with sparse guidance in many areas, according to a new report from PwC. Specific tax guidance “is an essential building block” to help institutionalize digital...
Recruiting and Retaining Employees During the Pandemic
Employers can still recruit and retain reliable employees in the COVID-19 era, says HR expert Carol Kardas. “COVID-19 has asked us to really think differently, to act differently, and to look at how we’re dealing with our employees on a...
How Will AI Change the C-Suite?
A new survey suggests that leadership roles will at least be shared with artificial intelligence in the coming years. Now’s the time to think about the executive roles that can’t be automated. This may not be the best time to be thinking 15...
Returns affected by e-filing outage will be timely if filed by Sept. 17
The IRS announced on Thursday that, for tax returns with a Sept. 15 due date that were affected by an e-filing software outage, the Service will treat a return and any elections that were filed with that return as timely filed if the taxpayer...
DRS Demos New myconneCT Website to CTCPA Members Prior to Launch
Prior to the launch of the Department of Revenue Services' new myconneCT web portal, CTCPA members got a sneak peek! DRS Commissioner John Biello and Communications Director Jim Polites walked members through the new website and answered member...