July 30, 2021
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Some features in Windows 10 will not be in Windows 11. Here is a list of some of these features, which include Timeline and Live Tiles.
Full Story: Gizmodo (7/26) 
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White Paper: Understanding cryptocurrency
Understanding cryptocurrency: A Guide for Accountants¬ As cryptocurrency gains increased acceptance, your firm will see more clients seeking help navigating the complexity of virtual money. To help them, your staff needs to understand digital currency basics.
Financial Focus
Determining net worth can help people evaluate finances and make goals for retirement. Updating net-worth calculations periodically can help track progress toward these objectives and might lead to new targets.
Full Story: U.S. News & World Report (7/28) 
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Implementing a global statutory reporting maturity model
Assess your organization's capabilities and progress toward an ideal state of global statutory reporting.
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Tax Spotlight
The Tax Court has held a company that produces generic versions of brand-name drugs could deduct legal expenses from patent-infringement lawsuits.
Full Story: The Tax Adviser (7/2021) 
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The Treasury Department will let companies claim tax credits for giving workers paid time off to take family members to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Full Story: CNBC (7/29) 
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A bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate includes a provision that could intensify reporting requirements for investors and brokers involved with cryptocurrency transactions.
Full Story: BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (7/29) 
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Career Development
It's important to articulate what makes you stand out from the crowd.
Full Story: CPA Insider (7/26) 
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Researchers are increasingly persuaded that verbal praise is good, as recipients enjoy receiving compliments and are more likely to give compliments in turn. One challenge is that people feel awkward giving compliments and worry about a negative reaction.
Full Story: BBC (free registration) (7/27) 
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More candidates can be drawn into the accounting profession, and employees can be retained and trained. Learn more in this podcast episode with transcript.
Full Story: Journal of Accountancy online (7/29) 
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Policy & Regulatory
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says that student-loan forgiveness "would best be an act of Congress" and that an executive order from President Joe Biden could only pause or delay payments.
Full Story: The Hill (7/28) 
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Market Update
GDP rose at a 6.5% annual rate in the second quarter, falling below expectations of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal who had predicted an 8.4% annual pace. However, the growth represented a milestone, as it sent GDP above pre-pandemic levels.
Full Story: CNBC (7/29),  The New York Times (7/29),  The Wall Street Journal (7/29) 
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How to be the future-focused tax practitioner
Embracing change is vital to surviving as a sustainable modern practice. Learn what it takes to be a future-focused tax practitioner using the right technology mix and having the right mindset.
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Short survey. Great insights.
Data is valuable. Data that can be compared to that of your peers is invaluable. The 2021 AICPA PCPS/CPA.com National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey helps you do just that. Know how you performed on key performance indicators compared to firms in your region or nationally. Participate in the survey.
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Addressing elder financial exploitation
Billions of dollars are lost each year due to fraudulent acts against older Americans. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, Erin Scheithe with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) gives you tips, tools and resources to help you and your clients spot, prevent and report elder financial exploitation.
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