January 5, 2016

Jackson Hewitt Partners with American Express on Tax Refund Option

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and American Express teamed up Tuesday to give clients the option to receive tax refunds on an American Express Serve account.

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January 4, 2016

H&R Block Giving Away Money for Tax Season

H&R Block has planned a big money giveaway to lure clients to its offices this tax season.

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December 22, 2015

Rapper Tweets Christmas Tax Woes

Bay Area rapper Kreayshawn tweeted out her tax troubles after discovering that the IRS had apparently cleaned out her bank reports.

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December 17, 2015

How to Make Receivables Harder (or Easier) to Collect

Kaplan Collections has developed a new infographic on how businesses can make it harder to collect on receivables, vs. how to get paid faster.

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December 16, 2015

BDO Sees Split on IPO Activity in 2016

Capital markets executives are divided on the question of whether there will be more initial public offerings on U.S. exchanges next year, according to a new study by BDO USA.

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December 15, 2015

Deadline Approaches for Starting a 401(k) Plan

December 31 is the last day for small business owners to open and start funding a 401(k) plan, and there are many tax benefits in a 401(k) that accountants should discuss with their business clients before the year is over.

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December 14, 2015

Bloomberg BNA Offers Guidance on Revenue Recognition Standard

Bloomberg BNA has released two new reports on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s and the International Accounting Standards Board’s revenue recognition standard.

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December 10, 2015

IRS Picks TaxSlayer for VITA and TCE Programs

The Internal Revenue Service has selected TaxSlayer as the new tax software provider for the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, starting with the 2017 tax filing season.

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December 8, 2015

SMBs Narrow Down Financial Tech Providers

Forty-eight percent of small and midsize businesses use one technology supplier for accepting payments, processing payroll, issuing invoices and doing their accounting, according to a new survey, while 34 percent use two or more suppliers for their financial technology.

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December 4, 2015

Litigation Environment Favorable for Audit Firms (for Now)

Litigation against accounting firms appears to have subsided for now, according to one legal expert, but is showing signs of reviving as the Securities and Exchange Commission turns its attention back to accounting and audit enforcement cases.

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