Industry News: No Business is Too Small to be Attacked

No Business is Too Small to be Attacked

No firm or business is too small to be victimized by the growing number of sophisticated cyber criminals. The key is to take the proper steps to avoid situations that can put you out of business.

Many small business owners have fallen into traps simply because they believe they’re too “small” to get the attention of those charged with regulating operations.

Industry News: Dark Horse Disrupts Traditional CPA Firm Model with New Principal Accelerator Program

Dark Horse Disrupts Traditional CPA Firm Model with New Principal Accelerator Program
Dark Horse CPAs, a top accounting and tax firm serving small businesses and individuals across the nation, has created a first of its kind business model that puts the CPA in the driver seat and the traditional CPA firm on notice.

 

Dark Horse CPAs, a top accounting and tax firm serving small businesses and individuals across the nation, has created a first of its kind business model that puts the CPA in the driver seat and the traditional CPA firm on notice.

Industry News: Georgia May Start Taxing Digital Products in July

Georgia May Start Taxing Digital Products in July

Lawmakers in Georgia are looking to extend the state’s sales and use tax to digital goods and services. If House Bill 594 is enacted as written, audiovisual works, electronic books, video games, and a host of other digital products and services would ...

 

Industry News: Get Off the Hackers' Hit List: Evolving Competencies for Finance Firms Today

Get Off the Hackers' Hit List: Evolving Competencies for Finance Firms Today

CPA practices, accounting firms and financial services organizations are increasingly wise to the ways of cybercriminals. They're proactively partnering with IT and business leaders to take preventative action, mitigate risk and avoid costly breaches.

Industry News: Cybersecurity requirements provide new opportunity for CPAs

Cybersecurity requirements provide new opportunity for CPAs

CPAs have a new opportunity to act as third-party assessors of the cybersecurity maturity of U.S. defense contractors as they work to comply with new regulations that have been created to combat cyberthreats.

Industry News: "Hack everybody you can": What to know about the massive Microsoft Exchange breach

 

"Hack everybody you can": What to know about the massive Microsoft Exchange breach

Cybersecurity responders are working around the clock to shore up networks hit by last week's hack of Microsoft's Exchange email service — an attack that has impacted hundreds of thousands of organizations worldwide.

Industry News: Business Tax Effects of New Covid Stimulus Law, American Rescue Plan Act

  Business Tax Effects of New Covid Stimulus Law, American Rescue Plan Act

In addition to the $1,400 stimulus payments to many Americans, the American Rescue Plan Act provides many other relief measures, and also some new business tax measures, that should be noted.

  The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), enacted by President Joe Biden on Thursday, is an approximately $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief, funding and tax bill that has received a lot of attention for the inclusion of $1,400 direct payments to individuals.

What else does it do?

Industry News: AICPA Leader Tells Congress of Urgent Need for a 60-day Delay in PPP Application Deadline

AICPA Leader Tells Congress of Urgent Need for a 60-day Delay in PPP Application Deadline

Simpson also called upon Congress to extend the PPP application deadline by at least 60 days after March 31, 2021, citing urgent challenges facing small business and their CPA advisors, ...

Industry News: Why Your Firm Needs a Realistic Succession Plan

Why Your Firm Needs a Realistic Succession Plan



If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you never know what can happen in life, and the same is true when it comes to your practice. Have you prepared your firm for the future by cultivating a realistic succession plan?

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you never know what can happen in life, and the same is true when it comes to your practice. Have you prepared your firm for the future by cultivating a realistic succession plan?

Industry News: Do you know how an employer can claim the COVID-19-Related Employee Retention Credit?

This FAQ is not included in the Internal Revenue Bulletin, and therefore may not be relied upon as legal authority. This means that the information cannot be used to support a legal argument in a court case.

72. How does an Eligible Employer claim the Employee Retention Credit for qualified wages?

Industry News: 4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

 
  • By 2026, almost 26% of the world’s GDP could be based on internet-based and digitally-connected industries.
  • Seizing digital opportunities begins with an understanding of digital risk; at a minimum, companies need to understand their total exposure.
  • Following key principles of digital risk management will separate the companies that will thrive in the digital age from those that will not.

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