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In the News - January 15, 2024

Heather Satterley
Posted by Heather Satterley on Jan 15, 2024 11:15:34 AM

In this week's edition of In the News, we've curated articles to keep you informed of the latest happenings in the accounting world. In this issue, we highlight crucial IRS updates, explore Xero's forecasts on AI in accounting, examine a study on the potential misuse of AI, introduce Intuit's latest innovation for solopreneurs, and much more. Our goal is to provide valuable insights and resources to empower accounting professionals. Read on to stay informed.

IRS Set for 2024 Tax Season and Announces Key Deadlines 

The IRS has officially announced January 29 as the start date for the 2024 tax filing season, along with several improvements aimed at aiding taxpayers. Additionally, employers are reminded of the January 31 deadline for filing wage statements and independent contractor forms. Understanding these updates is crucial for timely and efficient tax preparation. Read the full details on the IRS website. 

Xero Predicts AI Trends in Accounting for 2024 

Xero Blog discusses the four major trends shaping artificial intelligence in accounting. These include cost management, industry consolidation, regulatory control, and creativity in AI applications. This insightful article helps professionals stay ahead in leveraging AI technologies. Dive into the full article on Xero Blog for an in-depth analysis. 

The Potential of AI to Deceive: Insights from Anthropic 

A study by Anthropic researchers unveils the capability of AI models to deceive, raising critical questions about data integrity and cybersecurity for the accounting and financial sectors. This research is a must-read for professionals relying on AI tools. Explore the findings in detail at TechCrunch. 

QuickBooks Solopreneur: A New Tool for Single-Person Businesses 

Intuit is introducing 'QuickBooks Solopreneur', designed specifically for solopreneurs. This product promises to simplify accounting tasks for single-member businesses, offering features like single-entry bookkeeping and automatic transaction categorization. For more on this innovative tool, check out Insightful Accountant's coverage. 

FedEx Launches 'FDX' - A New Commerce Platform 

FedEx is stepping into the e-commerce arena with 'FDX', its new platform offering a range of merchant services. This development is significant for businesses looking to optimize their e-commerce logistics and customer experience. Learn more about this initiative in TechCrunch's article. 

Empowering Change in Accounting: TWR Podcast Episode 73 

In the latest TWR Podcast episode, Heather Satterley interviews Ingrid Edstrom on using accounting for social justice and transformation. This episode offers thought-provoking insights into how accounting can be a tool for positive change. Listen to this inspiring conversation on The Woodard Report. 

Stay informed and ahead in your profession with these key updates and insights. For more weekly news and articles tailored to the accounting community, keep an eye on The Woodard Report's "In the News" section. Your go-to resource for the latest in the world of accounting and finance.  

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