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When to Hire an Online Accountant vs. Online Bookkeeper

By Bruce A. Phillips, CPA • September 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM • Outsourced Accounting

Starting and growing a business takes a lot of patience and persistence. It also takes an incredible amount of focus, which is why many businesses decide to hand over their financials to a professional who will make sure all of the numbers add up. Despite the upfront costs, Outsourced Accounting can save you money in the long run.

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Expanding Your E-commerce Business to the US

 

 

I have spoken with hundreds of international e-commerce businesses over the past eight years who are looking to expand to the US. The rules have and will continue to change in the US, but the conversations and questions have been pretty consistent. I wanted to create a short list of common questions with answers and resources for assisting with US e-commerce expansion considerations.

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What is the FBAR and do you have a filing requirement this year?

 

What is the FBAR?

Foreign tax filing requirements in the United States have become an increasingly hot topic as the IRS is seeking to crack down on tax evasion. One of the ways that the IRS is looking to help reduce this tax evasion is through the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). The idea behind this foreign reporting form is to force those with money in foreign financial accounts to disclose those balances to U.S. authorities.

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Solution Spotlight - Jirav

By Melanie Lusnak • June 30, 2020 at 9:18 AM • Jirav Solution

 

Jirav and Aprio Cloud-

The Future of Cash Flow and KPI Analysis

In recent months, you have probably heard something along the lines of, “Times are changing” or, “Best practices are evolving.” The world of accounting has been evolving too, and since COVID-19 hit, the leaders in the industry have emerged.

If you think of your accountant as the person that ensures your fuel expense is coded correctly from that old, wrinkled paper receipt, then you are vastly underestimating the impact a good accountant/financial advisor can have on your business right now.

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Getting Back to Work

By Tina Duncan • June 24, 2020 at 1:54 PM • Payroll / HR, Tips & Tricks, COVID-19 Updates, Training

Getting back to work in the COVID-19 world, means protecting your employees, your customers and your business.

Being an employer in the United States now comes with new responsibilities, mandated by the state in which you do business. Making sure your employees are prepared, understand the protocols, and that you have all the safety measures in place that will protect your business, employees, and customers is now a critical HR task. To help, we have compiled several online resources, linked below, with information on how businesses should prepare to get back to work.

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NY Employer Call to Action - NEW Requirement

By Tina Duncan • April 30, 2020 at 9:47 AM • COVID-19 Updates

As New York continues to work through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new rules and regulations are emerging.  The latest edict, dated 4/28/2020, requires immediate action for all employers with New York based employees.  

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Aprio launches COVID-19 Website Hub

By Bruce A. Phillips, CPA • March 24, 2020 at 4:05 PM • COVID-19 Updates

Business Resources for
COVID-19

Our colleagues at Aprio have created a site dedicated to helping businesses navigate the #Coronavirus impacts. From cash flow ideas to tax implications to successfully implementing a remote workforce, the information here is invaluable. 

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Treasury & IRS Issue Guidance on Tax Payment Deferment to July 15

By Bruce A. Phillips, CPA • March 19, 2020 at 3:29 PM • Tax and Compliance, COVID-19 Updates

Information regarding federal tax day changes

UPDATE 3/20/2020

Today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said (via twitter) that President Trump has directed him to move Tax Day from April 15th to July 15th.

His follow-up tweet encouraged taxpayers, if eligible for refunds, to go ahead and file early to get their money. 

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Aprio Cloud Partner Spotlight: Gusto

By Tina Duncan • February 19, 2020 at 9:03 AM • Xero and Other Cloud Apps, Payroll / HR

 

Aprio Cloud and Gusto - Solving the financial, payroll and HR needs of today’s growing businesses.


Long-time partners Aprio Cloud and Gusto are committed to helping small businesses grow with more accessibility to financial data, automation of processes, and continued innovation to the accounting a nd HR tools that every business needs.

 

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Opening a Bank Account in the United States

 

If you are a business owner in a country like Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or Hong Kong and are looking to expand to the United States (U.S.), you may be wondering how you will be able to open a U.S. business bank account to run your U.S. operations. Banks in the U.S. have very strict policies and require certain forms of documentation when an entity that has foreign ownership opens a bank account. 

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