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  • May 6, 2021

    The gig economy allows people to earn income by using technology to arrange transactions. This could include performing rideshare services or deliveries, renting out property, selling goods online, or providing freelance work. Often, customers and providers of goods or services are brought together through a digital platform on an app or website.

  • May 5, 2021

    Emerging technologies — such as artificial intelligence (AI) and especially machine learning — allow organizations to streamline their operations and better realize growth opportunities. Importantly, they can also prevent costly defects and avoid operational inefficiencies. While COVID-19 sped up the pace of adoption for many industries, including industrial manufacturing, manufacturing companies have historically embraced new ways of working.

  • April 29, 2021

    In a white paper titled Blockchain Risk: Considerations for Professionals, the ISACA-AICPA & CIMA Joint Blockchain Working Group documents, describes, and provides context around specific risk related to blockchain implementation and operation. The risks are categorized into five key domains — governance, infrastructure, data, key management, and smart contracts.

  • April 15, 2021

    A cryptocurrency expert explains the basics of NFTs and the business and buzz behind them.

  • April 8, 2021

    People should be aware of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses. The suspect emails display the IRS logo and use various subject lines, such as "Tax Refund Payment" or "Recalculation of your tax refund payment." It asks people to click a link and submit a form to claim their refund.

  • March 18, 2021

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that the most convenient way to check on a tax refund is by using the Where's My Refund? tool at or through the IRS2Go Mobile App.

  • February 17, 2021

    AI is increasingly informing business decisions but can be misused if executives stick with old decision-making styles. A key to effective collaboration is to recognize which parts of a problem to hand off to the AI and which the managerial mind will be better at solving. While AI is superior at data-intensive prediction problems, humans are uniquely suited to the creative thought experiments that underpin the best decisions.

  • February 16, 2021

    In times like these, every penny counts. This is especially true for taxpayers on a fixed income. Many of these are seniors and retirees who can file their taxes for free. Free File offers online tax preparation, direct deposit of refunds and electronic filing.

  • February 11, 2021

    With filing season opening on February 12, the Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers to take some simple steps to help ensure they file accurate tax returns and speed their tax refunds to avoid a variety of pandemic-related issues.

  • February 11, 2021

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers they can securely access their IRS account information through their individual online account.