Privacy


A study commissioned by a technology trade group says federal legislators should obtain more information before passing online privacy laws. It also says that, if passed, current legislative proposals will effectively require businesses to build costly compliance tracking systems and many companies will stop sharing information about their online customers ( www.acton line.org/pubs/HahnStudy.pdf ).

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.