Working from home is a great opportunity to achieve work/life balance, however, it also takes a lot of discipline. What if a client needs you? What if a colleague needs you? How do you sit down and focus on work when there’s a sink full of dishes in the kitchen? Here are some mental and technological tools you can use to achieve balance and establish a routine.
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The official process to potentially make the biggest changes to the tax code since 1986 has begun. And as the nation’s premier tax practitioners, the accounting profession will be very engaged as the proposed legislation winds its way through Congress.
Arizona individual taxpayers have the opportunity to redirect state income tax to a variety of Arizona charities through the use of Arizona tax credit contributions. Contributions to certain charities or public schools will also qualify for a federal charitable contribution deduction, but not Arizona, in most cases. Taxpayers do not need to itemize to claim the tax credits. ASCPA member Monica J. Stern, CPA provides some handy links.
When news broke that roughly 143 million people could have been affected by a hack at credit monitoring agency Equifax, it was just the latest report of a significant data breach. As concerns about cybersecurity mount, CPAs are in an excellent position to help strengthen the cybersecurity risk management programs for all organizations, whether they are doing it within their own firms or organizations or for a client. Specifically, there are three ways that CPAs can use their skills and resources to guard against cyberattacks.
This month’s update includes information about the Personal Services Sales Tax Coalition, a recent meeting with Arizona Department of Revenue, last month’s Accountancy Board meeting, Governor Ducey’s Campaign Kick-Off and ADOR CPE events.
This month’s update includes information about Governor Ducey’s regulation rollback initiative, audits of the Arizona Department of Revenue, the Accountancy Board’s Annual Meeting at the Society’s office and a reminder about renewing your license on time.
Showcase your organization and give back to your fellow ASCPA members by hosting a Behind the Scenes Event.
Companies may be underestimating the amount of work required to implement the US Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) new lease accounting standard.
This month’s update includes information about the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Tax Treatment of Digital Goods and Services, a summary from the latest ADOR Stakeholders meeting, services tax poll results, Accountancy Board committee appointments and a PAC update.
The robotic revolution and big data analysis have made many business processes faster, more accurate and less costly. Machines can accomplish many tasks. They’re able to quickly analyze copious amounts of data, and based on rules and hypotheses, create multiple scenarios and outcomes. What computers cannot do is make a judgment call on those outcomes. It takes people, with the right business skills, to evaluate the options and recommend a course of action.