The new 1040, California does its own GDPR, and better education for accountants

The new 1040, California does its own GDPR, and better education for accountants

Donny Shimamoto joins the podcast to chat about the IRS's new "postcard sized" 1040 form, the potential consequences of California's new privacy law for businesses, and the Houston CPA Society's efforts to improve education and outreach to accounting students.

Online sales tax SCOTUS ruling ramifications for accountants & business owners

Online sales tax SCOTUS ruling ramifications for accountants & business owners

Mike Fleming, CEO of Sales Tax and More, joins Blake & David on the podcast to discuss in detail the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to collect sales taxes from online sellers who have no physical presence in the state.

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

Blake and David discuss the implications of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that states can require out of state retailers to collect taxes on sales to residents, even if those retailers don't have a physical presence in the state.

Cloud accounting survey results, IRS budgets upgrades, & lawyers dropping the billable hour

Cloud accounting survey results, IRS budgets upgrades, & lawyers dropping the billable hour

David reports on IRS plans to spend $291 million on technology upgrades and why some lawyers are dropping the billable hour. Blake shares takeaways from FloQast's 2018 Cloud Accounting Survey and the recent Cloud Accounting Roundtable in Culver City.

Cloud M&A, get paid to move to Vermont to work remotely, & app updates galore

Cloud M&A, get paid to move to Vermont to work remotely, & app updates galore

Aprio to acquire HPC, half of midsize and large accounting firms (51%) have outsourced their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud, Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move there and work remotely, and lots of app updates to talk about on this episode of the Cloud Accounting Podcast.

Time bandits, Slack actions, Intuit grows, and more

Time bandits, Slack actions, Intuit grows, and more

Blake and David chat about how time tracking software has entered the world of "wage theft" lawsuits, Slack's new and improved third-party integrations, the crazy fast growth of QuickBooks Online, the dismal trust Millennials place in banks, what the deal is with GDPR, and the fear and loathing of automation in Las Vegas.

KPMG teams up with Microsoft to sell ERP software & PayPal buys iZettle

KPMG teams up with Microsoft to sell ERP software & PayPal buys iZettle

Blake is skeptical about KPMG Australia's move to get into the ERP developer game with Microsoft, and David shares PayPal's acquisition of iZettle and what that means for point of sale options for small businesses.

Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018

Ancient IRS Computer Systems, How to Get Hacked as a CPA, & News from SuiteWorld 2018

David Leary joins the podcast for the first time as my new co-host. We discuss the IRS' ancient computer systems that caused the crash on tax day, a case study of a CPA who got hacked by a malicious "keylogger" program, news from Blake's visit to NetSuite's SuiteWorld 2018, and a robot that can assemble an IKEA chair.