The Federal Reserve recently announced the launch of FedNow, a new real-time payments service that will enable faster and more secure financial payments for consumers and businesses. This system has the potential to revolutionize how people make payments in the US by providing instantaneous transfer of funds between banks in a matter of seconds, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have shifted to a remote workforce—and in turn, the staffing industry has had to pivot as well, implementing remote recruiting, hiring, and onboarding strategies. While some employees have now returned to the office, many are continuing to work remotely, and will for the foreseeable future. And with employers and employees finding that a remote work strategy can be just as effective, while saving costs for employers and providing a better work-life balance for employees, remote work is definitely here to stay on a larger scale than ever before. So what does this mean for the staffing industry?
3 Ways Staffing Firms Can Use Technology to Increase ROI
In today’s technology-driven world, successful businesses across all industries must constantly be adapting to and utilizing new solutions and technologies to stay ahead of the curve. In the staffing industry, agencies are using internet-based solutions to boost the reach of their job postings and meet with candidates wherever they are online. Never has this been more obvious or important than in 2020, when virtual interviews have become the norm.
On May 20, 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to implement a one-year delay on the effective date of its Revenue Recognition Standard (ASC 606) for all non-public entities that have not yet issued their financial statements. The decision was based on the financial challenges faced by private companies who are currently focused on surviving the coronavirus pandemic, with FASB stating, “they may not have the technology or resources to effectively implement the standard”.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most comprehensive tax reform our country has seen in more than 3 decades, bringing broad and complex changes to businesses in every industry.
With more and more technology firms calling the Boston area home, I thought it might be helpful to discuss some of the implications of the TCJA specific to the tech world.
Did you know that if your company has developed software for internal use, you may be eligible for tax credits? This fall, the IRS finalized a regulation that will allow taxpayers to receive credit for their investment in software research and development.
You might think that you need to develop software for a multi-billion dollar company to claim tax credits, but that's not necessarily the case. If your company is attempting to develop or improve your own software (or have hired someone to do so for you), you're likely to be eligible for tax benefits.