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Get started with robotic process automation

March 05, 2021

Accounting firms are using up-and-coming technologies with the potential to change the business landscape forever. One technology gaining interest is robotic process automation (RPA), a tool that computerizes mundane, repetitive tasks and completes them far faster than humans could do manually.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

IRS issues employee retention credit guidance

March 02, 2021

In Notice 2021-20, the IRS issued detailed guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit for calendar quarters in 2020.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • federal tax

Zoom meetings — without the awkwardness

March 01, 2021

In an office setting, leading a meeting meant reserving a room and ensuring that you spoke loud enough for everyone to hear. Virtual meetings, though, come with a different set of challenges.

  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

What Employers Should Know About the COVID Vaccine

February 25, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is providing many employers with the hope that things may soon return to normal—or as normal as can be considering a year-plus long pandemic. The vaccine certainly provides a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, but there are few things employers should consider while planning how to best protect their employees.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state

New PPP changes attempt to ease smallest businesses' access

February 22, 2021

The administration of President Joe Biden announced Monday that it would institute a two-week period starting Wednesday during which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management

How To Lose A Candidate In 10 (Business) Days

February 11, 2021

Competing for a job in today's market is challenging enough, and new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows there's another hurdle for candidates to overcome: being breadcrumbed — or strung along — by employers.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

AICPA Applauds Taxpayer Relief in Mobile Workforce Amendment

February 09, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has actively advocated for legislation to (a) provide taxpayers relief from inconsistent state and local income tax and withholding rules impacting employees and employers, and (b) create a uniform national standard to simplify and enhance compliance with various state and local tax laws, thereby reducing these burdens.

  • practice management
  • advocacy - state
  • advocacy - federal
  • federal tax

Leveraging Advisory Services to Find D&I Solutions

February 03, 2021

How can D&I be effectively implemented? Jina Etienne suggests a radical new approach: Utilize the same skills you use to make your advisory services successful.

  • diversity
  • practice management

When will everything get back to normal? It won't

February 03, 2021

The changes the pandemic has wrought won’t all simply reverse once Covid is behind us. This phenomenon explains why.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management

Your Career in the Time of COVID

February 02, 2021

Professional growth looks different now, but with self-reflection, intentionality, and perseverance, you can make progress in these tough times.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • coronavirus
  • practice management

SBA aims to expedite PPP loans despite fraud risks

January 27, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration is pledging to improve the loan review process for Paycheck Protection Program loans, even as it pursues a record number of fraud complaints.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management

The N.H.-Mass. tax fight could have implications that go far beyond our borders

January 26, 2021

At first glance, the border battle between Massachusetts and New Hampshire over income taxes might seem like a mere squabble between two neighbors. But the fallout could be felt nationwide once the dust finally settles because of the rising acceptance of remote work, and the trend’s implications for state tax policies.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • state tax
  • federal tax

Businesses Could Face Penalties For Failing To Register With Paid Leave Authority

January 25, 2021

Fewer than half of the state’s 100,000 businesses have registered with the state as part of the Paid Family Medical Leave program. Some 40,000 Connecticut businesses have registered with the state to withhold half of a percent from employee wages to pay up to 12 weeks of paid family leave benefits starting in 2022.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state
  • state tax

COVID & Stress: Addressing Mental Health at Work

January 22, 2021

Not only has the pandemic caused a tremendous amount of stress, but it has also exacerbated many people's mental health disorders. How can you make the work environment a safe and comfortable place for them, and ensure everyone is coping well with current events?

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management

SBA releases streamlined PPP forgiveness forms

January 22, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration released a one-page form aimed at simplifying the process of applying for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, along with newly revised and updated forms to meet the requirements of the latest stimulus legislation.

  • coronavirus
  • practice management

6 tips for CPAs on newest round of PPP funding

January 21, 2021

Business leaders and the CPAs who serve them will need to use a variety of strategies all at once as they pursue economic support in the newest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding.

  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • advocacy - federal
  • federal tax

Employee Retention Credit Under COVID-19 Relief

January 20, 2021

Here is a recap of the Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act and the higher-impact modifications under the latest COVID-19 Relief Package.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • advocacy - federal
  • federal tax

Evaluating Technology to Drive Firm Efficiency

January 20, 2021

I have long embraced the latest and greatest technology tools and viewed them as the way to make our lives easier and give us more freedom. So, having this belief from the onset of my firm’s existence clarified that my firm would be tech forward from the start. I know that I was fortunate enough to have a head start on this ideal when the pandemic hit.

  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

5 ways the future of work can make our lives better

January 19, 2021

This year has taught us all valuable lessons that will shape the future of work in profound ways – from finding new ways to connect virtually, to leading with empathy. The employee experience is about more than ping-pong tables and snacks: It’s about creating and maintaining a meaningful culture for employees, no matter where they sit.

  • business and industry
  • coronavirus
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

9 ideas on how small firms can improve diversity

January 19, 2021

In response to the renewed focus on racial equity, many organizations — including accounting firms — have pledged to make change. But there's much work to be done.

  • diversity
  • practice management