Government Accounting


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to consolidate the 53 different accounting systems it uses to track the nearly one billion Medicare claims it pays each year. HHS says that by 2010 the project will have reduced costs by approximately $1.2 billion. ( www.hhs.gov/news/press/2001pres/20010927.html )

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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.