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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...
Ransomware Attack Postpones Hartford’s First Day of School
After months of careful planning, Hartford Public Schools postponed the first day of school due to a ransomware attack. Hartford Public Schools said in an email to parents and students that its technology “has been impacted by a ransomware...
Zoom with confidence
“I’m really better looking than this!” If that’s how you want to start every Zoom meeting, you’re not alone. The videoconferencing app seems to amplify every flaw you’ve ever worried about. I, for one, often look like a pasty waif who...
3 tech-related tips for working better remotely
The COVID-19 pandemic will eventually subside, but the massive exodus from offices caused by various quarantines has shown CPAs and their employers the power and potential of working from home. There's no going back to the status quo. It's...
Taxes, VPNs and Office Hours: The Ultimate Forbes Guide to Working from Home
Millions of employees could be in for a rude surprise next April when they find out their home office isn’t deductible and the states can’t agree on who gets their money. Time to put a tax pro on speed dial? I t's very likely that...
How to Survive a Ransomware Attack Without Paying the Ransom
At around midnight Oslo time on March 19, 2019, computers owned by Norsk Hydro ASA, a large aluminum manufacturer, started encrypting files and going offline en masse. It took two hours before a worker at its operations center in Hungary realized...
Improve your remote hiring process during COVID-19
The emergence of COVID-19 has changed many aspects of business, including hiring. With many office buildings closed and social-distancing measures in place, many CPA firms must figure out how to hire the best people through a remote hiring...
Why Zoom meetings really do leave you exhausted
Marc Staut recalled the disappointment felt by some of his CPA firm clients as they introduced new information systems about a year ago. The project planning went fine. So did training the client firms’ professionals. The rollout may have been...
4 New Ways Firms Should Think About Remote Work After COVID-19
Overnight, COVID-19 and social distancing caused most firms to go remote to ensure the health and safety of their staff and clients. In doing so, firm leaders realized that remote work CAN work and team members managed to deliver results under...
Deloitte dives into blockchain
Deloitte is helping more of its clients leverage blockchain technology as it sees the distributed ledger technology gain increasing usage after years of experimentation with the technology. “We were in an ideation phase with blockchain, which...