Technology


TECHNOLOGY

XBRL.org, an electronic financial reporting advocacy group, releases for comment a draft version of “XBRL for General Ledger.” The proposed extensible business reporting language specification, which is expected to be available for use in September, is compatible with international accounting standards and simplifies the process of moving data into and out of accounting systems ( www.xbrl.org/News.htm ).

NEWS

IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.