Survey Says Tax Preparers Charge Too Little, Too Late

On this episode, we'll finally talk about the results of the Drake Software 2021 tax preparer survey, along with the news that EisnerAmper bailed on the traditional CPA firm model (and even being a CPA firm), why KPMG UK set diversity targets for working class backgrounds, vaccine mandates at the Big Four, and Caleb Newquist's thoughts on why the IRS is looking into regulating tax return preparers. In app news, Facebook is buying $100M of unpaid invoices, Amazon is launching a point of sale; we'll look at what's new at Quicken, Clio makes acquisitions. Also, Notion is buying an automation/API company, and Expensify offers cash back. All this, and more, right here, right now!

Show Notes

2:58 – EisnerAmper Gets Private Equity Backing
9:46 – KPMG's UK arm among first to set targets for working class staff
11:58 – Here’s What We Know Right Now About the New COVID Vax Requirements at KPMG US
13:07 – Most U.S. Employers to Require COVID-19 Vaccination
14:48 – If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?
19:53 – Blake is taking his leave from Jirav. What’s next? 
24:50 – JofA 2021 Tax Software Survey Results Are In
37:35 – IRS regulation of tax preparers gains steam
43:45 – Facebook to buy $100 million worth of unpaid invoices from 30,000 small businesses owned by women and minorities
46:00 – Amazon Is Creating A POS System To Compete With Shopify And PayPal—And Other Small Business Tech News
49:59 – Quicken, one of the ‘first fintechs,’ is being sold again
55:42 – PayPal to Buy Japan’s Paidy for $2.7 Billion
56:30 –Clio snaps up document automation startup in latest acquisition
57:51 – Notion acquires India’s in push to accelerate product expansion
61:35 – Expensify Announces New Expensify Card Perk: Up to 2% Cash Back for All Cardholders

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Survey Says Tax Preparers Charge Too Little, Too Late
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