People & Moves
Elmer J. Whiting Jr., the first Black partner of a Big Eight accounting firm, is the latest subject of a profile by the Black CPA Centennial. Whiting became a partner in the former Ernst & Ernst when it merged in his practice in 1971.
The 2021 tax season is taking on a new character as efiles from paid preparers continue to grow over the year-ago period. After being 7.6-percent ahead of the 2020-pace in the prior report from the Internal Revenue Service, the total for the period, ended May 7, 2021, was 10.6 percent over the period ended May 8, 2020.
Businesses dramatically accelerated the adoption of new technology, accord to Sage’s 2021 Return to Growth Outlook. The recently released survey of 1,000 SMB business leaders found that 52 percent accelerated their technology plans by three or more years.
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