Jan 03

How Does Real Time Bidding Work in Marketing and Advertising?

How Does Real Time Bidding Work in Marketing and Advertising? January 2, 2020 Comments Articles It seems that the world of advertising changes every day. There are new technologies and new ways to advertise your business. One of the ways that advertising has evolved for both advertisers and publishers is through real time bidding. This […]

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Jan 03

SEC proposes updating auditor independence rules

SEC proposes updating auditor independence rules Auditor independence rules would change under a new SEC proposal designed to permit relationships in situations when independence is not substantially threatened. If adopted, the proposed amendments to the independence rule (Rule 2-01) would: The proposal is designed to permit relationships and services that trigger breaches of the current […]

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Jan 02

7 Keys to Making Freelancing Profitable

7 Keys to Making Freelancing Profitable Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020Whether you’re new to freelancing or have been doing it for years, your number one concern is staying profitable. These seven tips can help you run a profitable freelancing business. Anyone who’s spent more than a few weeks in the business world knows that office […]

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Jan 02

2 simple ways to visualize data

2 simple ways to visualize data Q. Can you suggest any quick ways to help data stand out in large tables of information? Not dashboards, but something within the tables themselves to allow for quick recognition of patterns without losing access to the numbers themselves. A. As CPAs, we are experts on compiling, understanding, and […]

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Jan 02

2020s vision: Tech transformation on tap

2020s vision: Tech transformation on tap Accountants have heard for the past few years that technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) will bring radical transformation to the profession, changing everything from how audits are conducted and firms are structured to the type of work CPAs perform and the skills they’ll need to succeed. […]

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Jan 02

Sick of emailing it in? Check out Slack and Teams

Sick of emailing it in? Check out Slack and Teams Q. My staff and I are getting buried under an avalanche of emails. It’s out of control. Surely, there has to be a better way to communicate, at least inside the business. Any ideas? A. Email is undeniably the primary form of business communication today, […]

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Jan 02

5 tips for effective remote meetings

5 tips for effective remote meetings Q. Virtual (online) meetings are often disrupted because there’s an echo or background noises, and sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s speaking because they connected with their phone and only their number shows up on the screen. Any suggestions for making our remote meetings better? A. One of the […]

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Jan 02

Writing to win tax appeals

Writing to win tax appeals On average, a couple of thousand taxpayers experience a unique sense of anxiety each day. While sorting their mail, they find a white envelope from the IRS: Today is not a good day. These taxpayers’ income tax returns were selected for audit. After the initial shock wears off, the taxpayers […]

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Jan 02

No deduction for paying corporate parent’s expense

No deduction for paying corporate parent’s expense The Tax Court held that a corporate taxpayer could not deduct its payment of an expense of another entity. According to the court, the taxpayer’s payment did not primarily benefit its own business, and the payment was not an ordinary and necessary expense of the taxpayer. Facts: In […]

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Jan 01

2020 tax filing season preview

2020 tax filing season preview As CPA tax preparers ready their practices for the 2020 filing season, they are making the usual adjustments to staff schedules, training, and other necessary measures. They might be facing this tax season with greater assurance than last year, when they first began to apply myriad tax law changes under […]

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