Technology


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. awards a 10-year, $39 million contract to Unisys Corp., which, with the assistance of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft Corp., EDGAR Online Inc. and other technology companies, will use XBRL (extensible business reporting language) and other tools to modernize and streamline federal bank regulators’ collection, processing and distribution of banks’ quarterly financial reports ( www.aicpa.org/innovation/baas/xbrl/030617xbrl.asp ). XBRL was developed by an AICPA-led consortium. Reports for September 2004 are expected to be the first filed under the new system.

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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.