Ryan Norton

Ryan Norton
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Whether designing superheroes, penciling caricatures, or just doodling, I always knew I was going to earn some sort of art degree while in college. That was my goal before I decided to trade Edgar Degas for Edgar Allan Poe during a Freshman English class. The BA in English soon morphed into a double-major in English and Philosophy, eventually becoming an MA in English. It only makes sense that I learned of a writing opportunity for a local marketing firm while teaching a first-year college English course. Before I knew it, I was writing and editing tax-related articles for Taxing Subjects, and this has been my home since 2014.
Tax Deadline Extended

Tax Deadline Extended

It will come as no surprise to tax professionals that there were problems submitting returns to the IRS on Tax Day. Early yesterday morning, IRS systems experienced an issue that prevented the agency from accepting e-filed returns or tax payments—Direct Pay was also down for most of Tuesday.
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Jami Gibson on Social Media Security – EP9

We've all been there: one of your Facebook friends sends a bizarre message containing a suspicious link, and the next day, you get a phone call about their account being hacked. Maybe you've even been the victim of an account takeover and want to know how to avoid another incident.
House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Proposes IRS Reform

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Proposes IRS Reform

The House Ways and Means Committee on Monday issued a press release announcing a discussion draft for the Taxpayer First Act, a bipartisan effort aiming to “redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time since 1998.” The reform legislation comes after three years of public hearings and round-table discussions and “incorporates provisions from at least 18 different bills.”
IRS Ready to Process Four Energy-Related Tax Benefits

Drake Tax Ready to Process All Bipartisan Budget Act Extenders

Knowing that their customers were anxiously awaiting these changes, Drake Software developers worked diligently to bring Drake Tax into compliance with the extenders. Today, Drake customers can prepare returns claiming any of the retroactive tax incentives.
Jami Gibson Talks Passwords - EP8video

Jami Gibson Talks Passwords – EP8

Drake Software Vice President of Internal Operations Jami Gibson joined us once again to discuss security issues, and this time she covered password dos and don'ts.
IRS is Ready to Process Some Tax Extenders

IRS is Ready to Process Some Tax Extenders

The $400 billion Bipartisan Budget Act that President Trump signed on February 9 retroactively renews several 2017 tax benefits, including three the IRS believes taxpayers are most likely to claim early in tax season.
2018 Readers' Choice Awards

CPA Practice Advisor 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Results

CPA Practice Advisor released the results of their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, an annual survey of readers’ opinions on tax preparation software and hardware that began in 2004.
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Jami Gibson Discusses New Tax Scam – EP7

Since its formation in 2015, the Security Summit's efforts to thwart cybercriminals have successfully driven down the number of tax-related identity theft incidents. Unfortunately, that success has forced identity thieves to adapt their methods, resulting in a new tax scam that might seem unorthodox at first.
Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

After a brief shutdown overnight, the House voted to reopen the government by passing a $400 billion budget that increases spending caps, raises the debt ceiling, and provides disaster relief for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. President Trump signed it into law this morning.
Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency

Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency?

Cryptocurrencies have made some early adopters a lot of money, which—for conscientious taxpayers and tax professionals alike—begs the question: how does IRS handle Bitcoin and other virtual currency?

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Tax Year 2017 Desk Reference Guide

Tax Year 2017 Desk Reference Guide
When you’re in the midst of a busy tax season, it helps to have important information consolidated, organized, and easily within reach.

2017 “How Do Your Tax Prep Fees Stack Up?” Results

2017 How Do Your Tax Prep Fees Stack Up?
Drake Software surveyed more than 2,800 tax professionals in October, looking at tax prep fees by professional certification, like CPAs, EAs, and attorneys; the estimated number of returns for the upcoming filing season; and more.  

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders
After a brief shutdown overnight, the House voted to reopen the government by passing a $400 billion budget that increases spending caps, raises the debt ceiling, and provides disaster relief for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. President Trump signed it into law this morning.
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