The Role Technology Plays in Your Practice
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The Role Technology Plays in Your Practice

Wikipedia has defined technology as "the sum of any techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.” As a n... Nayo Carter-Gray, EA

From Expat to Entrepreneur to EA
My EA Journey

From Expat to Entrepreneur to EA

I did not know it at the time, but my enrolled agent (EA) journey began in 2002 when my wife, Carrie, and I moved from the United States to Barcelona to pursue our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. When we graduated in 2004, we... David McKeegan, EA

Pandemic-Related Payroll Deferrals Become Due This Year
Payroll Corner

Pandemic-Related Payroll Deferrals Become Due This Year

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) allowed all employers, regardless of whether they were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, to defer the deposit of their 6.2 percent share of Social Security taxes thro...

Will You Do Your Part?
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Will You Do Your Part?

In the midst of the pandemic as well as in the crucible of an exceedingly partisan political climate, it is human to want to throw your hands up in the air and feign disinterest. Often it appears as if a single voter or an individual member cannot make a difference. Yet, nothing is fart... Michael Nelson

Teleworking Employees, COVID-19, and the Resulting SALT Effects
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Teleworking Employees, COVID-19, and the Resulting SALT Effects

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way we work. More specifically, it is changing where we work. At first blush, simply working from home might not raise any tax-related red flags. Why should it matter for a business whether its employees work f... Scott Smith, JD

As Streaming Subscriptions Surge, So Do Tax Complexities
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As Streaming Subscriptions Surge, So Do Tax Complexities

Is your streaming company seeing a sudden surge in subscriptions? Many providers are. With consumers spending the bulk of their time at home these days, trials and signups are skyrocketing. While it can be easy for companies to get caught up in a whirlwind of widespre... Steve Lacoff

Keeping a Pandemic at Arm’s Length: A COVID-19 Transfer Pricing Example
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Keeping a Pandemic at Arm’s Length: A COVID-19 Transfer Pricing Example

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting global supply chains – and, as a result, international tax transfer pricing policies – at alarming speeds. Amid this chaos, companies risk making impulsive, short-term decisions with long-term effects. In order to successfully prepare for sign... Kevin Croy, CPA

Impact of COVID-19 on Accounting for Income Taxes
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Impact of COVID-19 on Accounting for Income Taxes

The spread of COVID-19 is impacting businesses around the world. As entities consider the effects of COVID-19 on their global operations, careful consideration is needed in understanding the accounting implications of these developments. The many ramifications of the curr... April D. Little, Ciro Buttacavoli, and Adam Lehmann

Revisiting Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax Post-Pandemic: Final and Proposed Regulations are Worth a Second Look
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Revisiting Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax Post-Pandemic: Final and Proposed Regulations are Worth a Second Look

In today’s economic environment, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) may apply to taxpayers who did not need to consider it as recently as three months ago. Considering recent economic developments and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CA... Brian Abbey, JD

Data and Network Security Risks Relating to the Coronavirus Outbreak and Response
Tax Tech

Data and Network Security Risks Relating to the Coronavirus Outbreak and Response

In their response to the coronavirus outbreak, employees and other stakeholders will begin remote work and there is increased pressure on an organization’s cybersecurity risk management. A likely derivative effect of the outbreak, lower in priority but still significant, is increased pressure ... John Doernberg

COVID-19 is Accelerating the Rise of the Digital Economy
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COVID-19 is Accelerating the Rise of the Digital Economy

If there were any lingering doubts about the necessity of digital transformation to business longevity, the coronavirus has silenced them. In a contactless world, the vast majority of interactions with customers and employees must take place virtually. With... Malcolm Cohron

What a Difference a Day Makes
President's Message

What a Difference a Day Makes

In our last issue, I wrote about change and how we have to be prepared to step up to the plate and break out of the “we always did it that way” frame of reference. The year 2020 hit us like a sledge hammer. One day we were sitting in our offices working and wondering, “Will we ever get to th... Donald Rosenberg, EA

Remote Work for Enrolled Agents: How to Increase Productivity and Protect Client Data
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Remote Work for Enrolled Agents: How to Increase Productivity and Protect Client Data

Making the change to work from a home office presents unique challenges for enrolled agents (EAs) and other tax professionals. However, adopting a few key best practices and utilizing the right tools can help you boost productivity, maintain work-life balance, and ensure ... David McKeegan, EA

Keep an Eye on Special Payroll Tax Credits for the Rest of the Year
Payroll Corner

Keep an Eye on Special Payroll Tax Credits for the Rest of the Year

Congress enacted two laws — the Families First Coronavirus Response Acti (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Actii (CARES Act) — in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which devastated the country late last winter. Both law... Alice Gilman, Esq.

How We Tech
Editor's Message

How We Tech

This year, our annual technology issue has collided with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether you consider yourself a techie or are tech-averse, COVID-19 has increased our need to use technology, for better or for worse. Our heightened dependence on technology during the pandemi... Janelle Julien

The New Normal?
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The New Normal?

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused all of us to stop in our tracks, take stock of what’s important, and reassess the plans we set out for the year. This pandemic is changing our world. The novel coronavirus has disrupted modern working life for everyone. We’re all bei... Janelle Julien