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Many nonprofits missed filing deadline

Accounting Today

Between inflation and reduced contributions, charities and not-for-profits are being squeezed, and even though millions of them are tax-exempt, a lot of them need extra help and time to file their Form 990 with the IRS.

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Changes to Xero’s plans in Aotearoa New Zealand

Xero

We want to make sure the needs of small businesses and their advisors are met well into the future, and that means providing you with easier access to tools that help you run your business efficiently. So we’re refreshing our subscription plans for small businesses and partners with new plans which will be available from 12 September 2024. We’ve put a lot of consideration into creating simplified plans with bundled tools and features, to help solve your most important accounting and people manag

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Why Businesses Should Turn to FP&A for the Second Half of 2024

Accounting Department

In today's tumultuous economic climate, the importance of sound financial strategy cannot be overstated—especially for small and medium-sized businesses that might not have the buffer of large corporations. Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) isn't just a set of buzzwords; it's a compass for navigating the murky waters of modern economics. As we approach the second half of 2024, now is the time for businesses to fortify their financial plans.

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What are the KPIs in Accounts Payable for Health and How to Improve Them

Fidesic blog

Healthcare accounting is often complex. Healthcare accounting is often managed by health support organizations or management offices that handle tons of vendors across geographies. This can create pretty complex back-office processes. This includes super complex invoice processing requirements.

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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

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IRS tries to use AI to close tax gap

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service is turning to artificial intelligence to help select tax returns to audit and narrow the tax gap, but it needs to use this new technology consistently and transparently, according to a new government report.

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Introducing our 2024 Xerocon London event partners

Xero

Xerocon London is just under a week away on 12 and 13 June, and the ExCeL exhibitor floor will be full to the brim with stands showcasing some of the best and most loved apps, tools and services for accountants, bookkeepers and small businesses. This year, you can expect to see just under 60 exhibitors at the event, including many leading Xero App Store app partners.

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5 Minutes to Set Up - Invoice Data Capture for Business Central

Fidesic blog

Get started in minutes with invoice data capture. Fidesic MagiCapture for Business Central is easy to install. Still entering invoice data manually? A better process is only 5 minutes away.

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IRS backlog grows from tax adjustments

Accounting Today

While the Internal Revenue Service has managed to reduce its backlog of unprocessed tax returns since the pandemic, one area where it's losing ground is in processing all the documentation for tax adjustments.

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Celebrating excellence at the 2024 Xero Awards Asia

Xero

Every year, Xero Awards gives us an opportunity to celebrate the incredible commitment and achievements of our accounting, bookkeeping, and ecosystem partners, who work tirelessly to help small businesses throughout Asia thrive. The last year has been a challenging one. Amidst macro economic challenges like inflation, rising costs and talent shortages, you have been the first line of support for Asia’s small business.

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Top 4 AP Automation misconceptions — and what you need to know

Ascend Software blog

Change doesn’t come easy, and this can be particularly true for Accounts Payable teams that are considering an a new software solution. After building our business around Accounts Payable Automation since 1997, we’ve heard from many customers and prospects alike who are understandably apprehensive about expanding their existing tech stack outside of Workday.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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FinOps and Sustainability Teams Collaborate to Optimize Carbon

FinOps Foundation

Key Insight: Carbon optimization is a growing concern for organizations, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) teams can leverage the culture of collaboration and waste reduction that FinOps teams have cultivated. Cloud Service Providers are delivering more granular carbon emissions data and tooling that FinOps practitioners can use for reporting and optimization within a cloud, and FinOps vendors are beginning to offer sustainability features to optimize carbon across clouds.

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ID theft victims waiting longer to receive tax refunds

Accounting Today

The amount of time that identity theft victims have to wait for tax refunds has increased as the Internal Revenue Service has shifted priorities, with some victims waiting nearly two years.

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How we’re bolstering Xero Payroll in NZ with new value

Xero

Xero Payroll is already a valuable tool, helping you manage your payroll and accounting, all in one place. Not to mention features like automatic reporting directly to IR, and automated tax and KiwiSaver calculations, that can help you save a stack of time. But recently, we’ve been listening to your feedback about Xero Payroll and have made some additional investments to help you and your clients become more efficient, and give you more control and flexibility.

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Jun 1, Chart of Accounts | Your Blueprint

Bookkeeping Essentials

Your chart of accounts is the blueprint of your accounting system around which everything is built. If your COA is poorly designed, the quality of your information is affected.

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The Definitive Guide to Spend Management

The status quo for AP in small and mid-market companies is broken. It consists of messy tech stacks of siloed solutions that give rise to manual work, a lack of control, wasted spend, and unnecessary risks. The benefits of shifting to spend management are tangible, measurable, and are felt across the whole organization. Spend management is a different way of thinking and an innovation whose time has come.

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FinOps and Carbon Optimization: Two Sides of the Same Coin

FinOps Foundation

Key Insight: Carbon optimization is a growing concern for organizations, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) teams can leverage the culture of collaboration and waste reduction that FinOps teams have cultivated. Cloud Service Providers are delivering more granular carbon emissions data and tooling that FinOps practitioners can use for reporting and optimization within a cloud, and FinOps vendors are beginning to offer sustainability features to optimize carbon across clouds.

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The 20 most charitable states in America

Accounting Today

Where are residents the most giving? Check out this ranking, which tracks the states with the most charitable donations, as well as volunteering and service.

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Intuit to offer Account Management program for QuickBooks customers

Insightful Accountant

Intuit has selected customers who display complexity for this new program and you need to be aware of this offering because some of those customers may also be your clients.

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Jun 1, Canadian Bookkeeping Tips- Small Business Accounting Basics

Bookkeeping Essentials

Over 30 basic home business accounting and bookkeeping tips along with information on managing your accounting system. Bookkeeping Essentials is a free resource for your book keeping questions.

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Navigating Financial Storms: Strategies for Building Resilient Balance Sheets

Speaker: Carolina Aponte - Owner and CEO, Caja Holdings LLC

In today's rapidly changing business environment, building a resilient balance sheet is crucial to the survival of any business. A resilient balance sheet allows a company to withstand financial shocks and adapt to changing market conditions. To achieve this, companies need to focus on key strategies such as maintaining adequate liquidity, managing debt levels, diversifying revenue streams, and prioritizing profitability over growth.

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FinOps and ESG Teams Collaborate to Optimize Carbon

FinOps Foundation

Key Insight: Carbon optimization is a growing concern for organizations, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) teams can leverage the culture of collaboration and waste reduction that FinOps teams have cultivated. Cloud Service Providers are delivering more granular carbon emissions data and tooling that FinOps practitioners can use for reporting and optimization within a cloud, and FinOps vendors are beginning to offer sustainability features to optimize carbon across clouds.

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IRS Direct File program may be cut by GOP next year

Accounting Today

The Internal Revenue Service's plans to expand the Direct File free tax program nationwide next year could meet an early demise if Republicans gain control of Congress and the White House next year.

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QuickBooks Hosts Accountants for Ecosystem Care Jam

Insightful Accountant

QuickBooks recently hosted an Ecosystem Care Jam for accountants involving more than 300 QuickBooks employees from around the world.

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Jun 1, Evaluate Your Book Keeping System

Bookkeeping Essentials

Whether you are just starting out or have been in business awhile, how do you know if your book keeping system is the right one for your business? It’s best to keep it as simple as possible for.

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Putting the ‘Tech’ in Spend Management Techniques

Speaker: Wayne Spivak, President and CFO of SBA * Consulting Ltd., Industry Writer, Public Speaker

If you’re lost in the world of spend management needs and your GAP analysis is lacking perspective on the future state of your business performance, listen up! With the advancement of technology, the implementation of spend management best practices and concrete GAP analyses is more streamlined and accessible than ever before. And while this may sound like great news for you and your clients, it won’t be worthwhile unless you have the latest techniques to back up your ambitions!

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Tips for Bookkeeper To Handling a Ghosting Client

LedgerDocs

If you work with clients, you know that communication is key. But what happens when your clients become unresponsive or “ghosts” us. This is a frustrating, stressful, yet familiar circumstance that we have all faced at one point or another. But we can’t just ignore them back especially when you’re waiting on essential information or approvals.

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2 methods to avoid capital gains in a home sale

Accounting Today

The Section 121 exclusion and the step-up in basis are well known to financial advisors and tax professionals, but their clients will need to plan carefully to net the biggest potential savings.

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Nancy McClelland's Biggest Takeaways of Scaling New Heights 2023

Insightful Accountant

Gear up for Scaling New Heights 2024 by taking a look at Nancy's takeaways from last year's Scaling New Heights.

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Jun 7, Payroll Tax Deposits | 7 Steps To Meet Your Requirements

Bookkeeping Essentials

This chat discusses IRS payroll tax deposits. and withholding requirements. To help you meet your compliance obligations, you'll also find current tax remitting and filing due dates too!

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Book of Secrets for the Month-End Close

Developing a consistent month-end close doesn’t need to be a mystery. We’re sharing our top 10 secrets (plus one bonus!) for streamlining your close.

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Super-variable costing definition

Accounting Tools

What is Super-Variable Costing? Super-variable costing only considers totally variable costs to be part of the cost of inventory. All other costs are charged to expense in the period incurred. This typically means that only direct materials are included in the cost of inventory. The result of this approach is that nearly all costs of production are charged to expense at once, resulting in lower reported profits in the short term.

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Biden vetoes repeal of requirement to count crypto as liability

Accounting Today

The White House has vetoed a bill that would have repealed a measure requiring custodians of crypto assets to count them as liabilities on their balance sheets.

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International Wire Transfer

Tipalti

Explore both online and offline reliable methods for making international wire transfers. These methods are ideal for businesses and individuals with consistent international payment needs.

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Jun 4, Basic Accounting Concepts and Principles - GAAP and ASPE

Bookkeeping Essentials

Overview of the basic accounting concepts and principles around which Canadian GAAP and ASPE was developed. FRF for SMEs is a U.S. alternative to GAAP.

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Global Accounting Principles and Commission Capitalization

Speaker: Ryan Dillard, Chief of Staff Director at CBIZ ARC Consulting LLC; Kelly Hicks, Global Controller at Airbase

ASC 606 is the revenue recognition standard that sets global accounting principles for all private or public companies that enter sales agreements or contracts with customers. Along with ASC 606, ASC 340-40 was added to address accounting costs to obtain a contact and costs to fulfill a contract. Join us for this webinar when Airbase Controller Kelly Hicks and Ryan Dillard, a Director at CBIZ ARC Consulting explore how to approach capitalizing sales commissions under ASC 340-40.