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IRS urges tax professionals, taxpayers to protect tax software accounts with multi-factor authentication
The IRS and its Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals and taxpayers to use the free, multi-factor authentication feature being offered on tax preparation software products. Already, nearly two dozen tax practitioner firms...
IRS launches Identity Theft Central
The Internal Revenue Service today launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses. Located on IRS.gov, Identity...
Where accounting really stands with blockchain
Blockchain has been touted over the past few years as a potential game-changer for the accounting profession — a distributed, digitized database where transactions can be approved without the need for third-party assurance, and records are...
Can Companies Come to Grips With AI Hype?
Companies are using more artificial intelligence and starting to realize some quantifiable benefits. At the same time, the wild proliferation of technology firms claiming to offer AI tools is hindering companies’ efforts to attain game-changing...
How CFOs Can Jumpstart Automation of the Close
The financial close is a necessary part of business, yet among the most arduous of tasks. Every month, organizations invest significant resources in closing systems, compiling reports, tending spreadsheets, reconciling data, booking entries, and...
3 ways to defeat ransomware: plan, prevent, not pay
Imagine you are in the middle of your workday and you double-click on one of the 50 Excel files saved to your desktop. Instead of seeing multiple columns and thousands of rows of data, you receive an error message stating your file cannot open...
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Runs Feb. 3-6: Resources You Need to Know
Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Join the FTC and its partners for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if you or someone you know runs into...
What AI does for accountants
In 1829 Stephenson’s Rocket, an early steam locomotive, made its first run. It was a slow and ponderous journey, beset with difficulties. But that first journey changed the nature of transportation forever. Within a few short years steam trains...
Interesting CPA stories of how tech has transformed accounting
Today's CPAs are immersed in a torrent of change so swift that it's difficult to keep pace. Technology is drastically changing the way they crunch the numbers, analyze data, deal with clients — and spend their time. We asked some...
HSB: Cryptocurrency gaining momentum among small, mid-sized biz
Small- and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. are leaning into the cryptocurrency phenomenon. A new survey released Wednesday by specialty insurer Hartford Steam Boiler and Insurance Co. (HSB) shows that 36 percent of small- and mid-sized...