IRS to Clear Backlog by End of Year

Salary and bonus increases for accountants; PCAOB and China in talks about audits; Xero to pull plug on Russian customers; AI news from Fiskl, AuditBoard, Botkeeper, and Stamped, and more
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Show Notes

01:02 – Talking Disney and Bars ... 
15:37 – Commissioner to Congress: IRS will clear backlog by year’s end 
16:18 – IRS plans to hire thousands likely to fall short      
19:50 – IRS Struggles Allow Secret Election Spending To Flourish
20:43 – IRS Starts Using Chatbots for Calls             
21:46 – PCAOB confirms talks with China on audit firm access
25:19 – The SEC is investigating the Big Four accounting firms for potential conflicts of interest that could influence their audits, people familiar say
28:12 – Accounting Faces Reckoning After Years of Sluggish Pay Growth 
Big Four Accounting Firms Reportedly Probed by SEC       
32:14 – Workers Care More About Flexible Hours Than Remote Work - WSJ           
33:20 – 58% of Consumers Check on Work While Not in Office, Outside Normal Working Hours    
35:30 – Tucson woman accused of gambling away $5M in embezzled funds
37:01 – Botkeeper Upgrades Bookkeeping Task Platform               
39:09 – Stamped AI closes $2 million to simplify financial statement prep for SMBs            
40:19 – FISKL introduces modern API-driven accounting for small businesses        
42:06 – AuditBoard rolls out new automation and analytics features         
46:35 – Coinbooks raises $3.2 million to build accounting software for DAOs         
46:51 – Coinbooks Gathers $3.2 Million For Developing Accounting Software To Serve DAOs         
48:20 – Xerocon Sydney: Xerocon returns to Australia     
49:17 – Xero’s position on Ukraine and Russia     
50:52 – The Ukraine crypto connection
52:00 – Bitcoin Price Surges on Biden’s Crypto Executive Order
52:37 – Tether Slashes Commercial Paper Holdings by 21%            

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