When even toothbrush manufacturers now claim to use artificial intelligence (AI) in their products, it’s a sign—not that AI has come so far as to be ubiquitous, but that there’s definite confusion about the meaning of the term.
Business property tax in California has continued to increase in recent years. In fact, in 2017, California had the largest dollar increase in the U.S. in business property tax revenue—$1.5 billion more than the year before. And even though California property tax increases have been fairly predictable for the last few decades, all that may be about to change thanks to the split roll property tax initiative that will unfold in 2020.
Automation is becoming a standard part of business operations—even for small and mid-sized organizations. Gone are the days of doing everything manually. Staying competitive requires more agility, and the ability to focus more on strategic concerns and less on repetitive tasks.
You know the headache of missed deadlines—financial penalties, lost opportunities for lowering your tax burden, and falling further behind on your tax schedule. Accounting due date tracking software can mitigate deadline slippage, but what exactly should it be able to do? Keep reading to see exactly what questions you should seek answers to when looking for the right deadline tracking solution.
Tax practice management software is a staple for most accounting and tax firms. But there is no multi-use tax solution on the market that is designed to deal with the particulars of property taxes, as you’ll learn more about below.
If you’re reading this, chances are your tax team is so caught up in mundane tasks they can’t address higher-value work such as research, planning, and analysis. So strategic tax questions for your organization go unanswered.
By now, just about every industry has found a way to incorporate robotic process automation (RPA) into its workflow, but so far, banks are leading the way. Why? Because succeeding in today’s global financial markets requires “unprecedented levels of speed, accuracy, and cost efficiency beyond what a human workforce can provide.”
The typical tax cycle can be daunting: filing returns for your business personal property (BPP), keeping up with notices of assessment for BPP and real estate, handling valuation appeals, and paying tax bills. You can easily have 1,500 returns; 90 notices; and 50 bills due next month. It’s enough to keep you and your tax team working overtime, especially if your strategy is reactive, so that you’re only taking action after you receive tax documents in the mail.
Regardless of your industry, your tax workflow is probably largely comprised of research and data entry tasks: keeping track of your assets and their location, retrieving appropriate depreciation schedules, filling out business personal property tax returns, reviewing valuation notices, and paying tax bills. A substantial amount of time and effort goes into tax preparation office procedures.
Topics: Tax automation