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  • February 14, 2019

    Think back to a time before smartphones, apps, fitness trackers, and chatbots. The fact is none of those technologies existed just 11 years ago. (Don’t believe us? Ask Alexa.)

  • February 14, 2019

    Surely, you've heard the phrase, "does it spark joy?" with the booming popularity of the Konmari Method and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. A few more experts have six tips to offer for handling clutter and keeping it from causing stress and hurting your career.

  • February 12, 2019

    Should the government license professions? It’s not a new question, but states across the country are taking new action in 2019. More than 30 states are considering legislation that would reduce or remove professional licensing requirements. CPAs are not exempt from this legislation.

  • February 8, 2019

    The IRS is expanding to seven additional states its voluntary program for taxpayers who wish to obtain identity protection personal identification numbers (IP PINs) and are not currently victims of tax return identity theft. The pilot program originally involved Washington, D.C., Florida, and Georgia. IP PINs will now be available in seven more states: California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, and Rhode Island. Those states report the highest number of identity thefts to the Federal Trade Commission.

  • February 6, 2019

    The impact of our area’s accounting industry adds up to more than you might think.

  • February 6, 2019

    Alabama taxpayers enrolled in the IDEMIA eID app (formerly Alabama eID) can securely approve the legitimacy of their state tax returns and receive refunds up to 60 percent faster.

  • February 6, 2019

    Another proposal the economic development community is supporting is an increase in the gas tax to support infrastructure improvements in the state. “We’ve had great success in bringing great companies into the state,” Canfield said. “That, in turn, means that there’s an awful lot of products and goods and supplies and raw materials that have to flow in and out of our state. We’ve got to be able to accommodate that by having the best roads and bridges we can.”

  • February 5, 2019

    Now that the inaugural ceremonies have concluded and our office holders have settled in, we want to give you a pre-session report on a few agenda items. The 2019 Regular Session will convene on March 5 and will conclude by June 17.

  • February 1, 2019

    Finance professionals aren't adapting quickly enough to new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation and must do so over the next three years, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • February 1, 2019

    Technology is driving the need for accounting and finance professionals to shift their focus from cost compliance to value creation. A new CGMA report reveals practitioners aren’t evolving their digital skills fast enough and provides them a roadmap to navigate this new terrain.