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IRS fights misleading social media claims

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service has stepped up efforts to combat dubious tax advice promoting schemes involving the Fuel Tax Credit, the Sick and Family Leave Credit, and household employment taxes.

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The Xero Beautiful Business Fund is back for 2024

Xero

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Xero Beautiful Business Fund for 2024. With a prize pool of over NZ$750,000, the Xero Beautiful Business Fund is back to support small businesses and non-profits in seven countries with their growth plans and help drive future success. Small businesses are driven by dedicated and passionate individuals who work hard to contribute to their communities and their local economies.

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Ryan lawsuit halts noncompete rule

Accounting Today

A federal court issued a stay and a preliminary injunction against the Federal Trade Commission's non-compete rule after a lawsuit by the Ryan, a Dallas-based tax services firm, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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AI and Accounts Payable: Transforming Financial Operations

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In the fast-evolving world of finance, innovation is the key to staying ahead. One area that has seen significant advancements is Accounts Payable (AP), with Artificial Intelligence (AI) leading the charge. AI is not just a buzzword; it is revolutionizing how businesses manage their financial processes, bringing efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings to AP departments worldwide.

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5 Steps to Shield Your Business: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Payment Fraud

As scams grow more sophisticated, it's crucial to stay proactive in defending against these threats. This guide equips CFOs, accountants, and business leaders with five essential steps—from fundamental safeguards to advanced security measures to strengthen your financial defenses. From enhancing data security to implementing fraud detection tools and safeguarding financial transactions, this guide provides expert advice that could save your company millions.

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Deadline for MP Elite 2024 submissions extended for final time

Accounting Today

Due to extensive interest, Accounting Today is extending the deadline for submissions for its annual Managing Partner Elite list to the end of the day on Monday, July 15.

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About the 2025 ProAdvisor Awards Nomination Form

Insightful Accountant

In this third article of Murph's miniseries on the 2025 ProAdvisor Awards forms, he examines the new Nomination Form and gives some quick tips on its use.

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Accounting for manufacturing businesses

Accounting Tools

How to Account for a Manufacturing Business The accounting for a manufacturing business deals with inventory valuation and the cost of goods sold. These concepts are uncommon in other types of entities, or are handled at a more simplified level. The concepts are expanded upon below. Inventory Valuation A manufacturing business must use a certain amount of raw materials , work-in-process , and finished goods as part of its production processes, and any ending balances must be properly valued for

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Art of Accounting: Growing by not learning

Accounting Today

When it comes to practice management, try to learn as much as you can from whatever source is available.

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Asset classification definition

Accounting Tools

What is Asset Classification? Asset classification is a system for assigning assets into groups, based on a number of common characteristics. Various accounting rules are then applied to each asset group within the asset classification system, to properly account for each one. The groups are also typically clustered for reporting purposes in the balance sheet.

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How great works of art can bring grand tax savings on capital gains

Accounting Today

Art carries higher rates than most investments, but financial advisors and their clients can tap into trusts, charitable donations, loss harvesting and the stepped-up basis.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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How to account for unpaid wages

Accounting Tools

Unpaid wages are the earnings of employees that have not yet been paid by the employer. These wages are only accounted for if they remain unpaid at the end of a reporting period. If so, they must be recorded under the accrual basis of accounting so that the full amount of compensation expense is recognized during the reporting period. An accrual entry is not necessary if the amount of unpaid wages is immaterial; in this case, the expense is recorded when the wages are paid.

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BDO's new COO and chair plan improvements

Accounting Today

BDO USA recently appointed a new COO to oversee efforts to improve its audit practice and technology, as well as implement its ESOP.

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Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs publishes Firm Tech Report

Insightful Accountant

The Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs has published a 29-page CPA firm Tech Report with insightful information on the use of technology and where firms are moving related to tech.

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Canada enacts digital-services tax amid US reprisal threat

Accounting Today

U.S. lawmakers and government officials view the tax as unfair and have threatened to retaliate if Canada moved forward with it.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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Automating Your AP Nightmare with Smart Data Extraction

Insightful Accountant

Many accounting professionals struggle with the time-consuming and error-prone task of managing accounts payable (AP). If you missed our recent App Academy , MakersHub presented how their innovative solution can revolutionize this critical process.

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Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC)

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Applying through your tax return, the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC) is non-refundable. You can deduct it from the amount of taxes you owe, but it cannot increase your tax balance above zero because it is non-refundable. You can apply for this tax credit if you incur medical costs that are allowed under the Income Tax Act. In this guide learn how you can maximize your returns, stay informed: How does the Credit for Medical Expenses Operate?

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A Detailed Overview of Amazon Route 53 Pricing Factors

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For any web application, a domain name is a critical aspect, acting as the online address where users can find and access your application, thereby providing global reach. Thus, efficient management of domain names and traffic routing is essential for any business.

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Related party transactions and disclosures

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What are Related Party Transactions and Disclosures? Related party transactions are conducted with other parties with which an entity has a close association. The disclosure of related party information is considered useful to the readers of a company’s financial statements , particularly in regard to the examination of changes in its financial results and financial position over time, and in comparison to the same information for other businesses.

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How to Avoid Getting Ghosted: Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Manufacturing ERP Software

Tipalti

Learn how ERP software helps solve manufacturing problems and which ERP software is most well-equipped to support manufacturing business needs with end-to-end capabilities.

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Manufacturing cycle efficiency definition

Accounting Tools

What is Manufacturing Cycle Efficiency? Manufacturing cycle efficiency measures the proportion of production time spent on value-added activities. A business can use this information to pare away non value-added activities , thereby reducing costs and shortening the time required to manufacture a product. Both outcomes can be used as competitive advantages, since a business can then lower its prices while maintaining robust profits , while also offering faster turnaround times to its customers.

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Types of ERP Systems

Tipalti

Uncover the critical details about types of ERP systems. From on-premise, cloud, hybrid or multi-cloud, learn how different systems can enhance your business efficiency.

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How to calculate employee turnover

Accounting Tools

What is Employee Turnover? Employee turnover is the proportion of employees that leave a business for any reason during the measurement period. A high turnover ratio is indicative of the reverse - poor benefits and compensation, and/or oppressive business practices or conditions. What Does Low Employee Turnover Indicate? Low employee turnover is generally considered to indicate the presence of excellent benefits and compensation , as well as enlightened management practices.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Intake To Procure

Tipalti

Learn how an intake procurement system can significantly boost the performance and efficiency of both your procurement processes and overall business operations.

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How revenue affects the balance sheet

Accounting Tools

Revenue normally appears at the top of the income statement. However, it also has an impact on the balance sheet in three areas, which are on the reported levels of cash, accounts receivable, and stockholders’ equity. Impact on Cash If a company's payment terms are cash only, then revenue also creates a corresponding amount of cash on the balance sheet, net of any discounts granted to the customer.

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Coding Invoices

Tipalti

How do you code invoices in the accounts payable process, and why is it important? Learn how to optimize your invoice coding systems through automation.

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Uniformity definition

Accounting Tools

What is Uniformity in Accounting? Uniformity is the practice of requiring organizations to record accounting information and prepare financial statements in accordance with a relevant accounting framework. By requiring strict adherence to an accounting framework, every entity in an industry should report financial information in the same way. With identical preparation methods in place, it is possible to reliably compare the financial results of large numbers of companies.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Ask Lisa - How Do I Start A Bookkeeping Business?

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In the first episode of the Ask Lisa YouTube series, Lisa Campbell details how to successfully start a bookkeeping business.

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Pension expense definition

Accounting Tools

What is Pension Expense? Pension expense is the amount that a business charges to expense in relation to its liabilities for pensions payable to employees. The amount of this expense varies, depending upon whether the underlying pension is a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan. The characteristics of these plan types are noted below.

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RNC platform highlights tax cuts, border

Accounting Today

A Republican party committee approved a 2024 platform ahead of next week's convention that includes addressing the migrant border crisis, cutting taxes and boosting domestic energy production.

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Unrestricted contribution definition

Accounting Tools

What is an Unrestricted Contribution? An unrestricted contribution is funds or other assets given to a nonprofit entity with no restriction on their use. The nonprofit can then employ the contribution in any way it chooses. These types of contributions are usually directed at the funding of operational expenses, since restricted contributions are usually targeted at other areas of a nonprofit.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively