The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Feb 7 – 11, 2022

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At a glance: Stock markets grew weaker due to the rise of inflation, the Fed raising interest rates to counteract inflation and geopolitical issues taking place in Ukraine. Inflation was hotter than expected with sticky inflation reaching multi-decade highs. Consumers are feeling disheartened by the acceleration in sticky inflation and as a result expect their…

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Digital Asset Staking: Your Top Tax Questions, Answered

At a glance The main takeaway: A U.S. District Court case out of Tennessee calls into question the taxability of staking rewards — specifically, whether those rewards generate taxable income. Impact on your business: Taxpayers who engage in staking, mining or similar activities currently operate in a tax “limbo,” but that may change with the development of…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2022

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At a glance: The markets switched things up last week as U.S. stocks declined and international stocks rebounded. In contrast, emerging markets held strong despite the decline in the U.S. dollar and increase in commodity costs. The consumer price index (CPI) reached its highest reading in more than 30 years. Markets are expecting the Federal…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Dec 27 – Dec 31, 2021

At a glance: Overall, the U.S. performed well as stock markets closed out 2021 strong and leading economic indicators are pointing to global growth. While stocks outperformed in 2021, bonds had a rough year due to inflation trending higher than expected. Despite continued supply chain challenges and the rise in Omicron cases, U.S. manufacturers and…

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5 Ways to Close the Labor Gap in Cybersecurity

At a glance Job security growing pains: With the increase of daily cyberattacks, cybersecurity jobs have become more challenging as pressure and demands rise. Root of the issue: Technology professionals are in the driver’s seat and are seeking remote opportunities with more flexibility. Next steps: Organizations need to modernize their working models and perks to keep and attract…

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IRS Launches New Quality Review Tool for Form 1042-S

At a glance The main takeaway: The Internal Revenue Service’s new quality review tool for Form 1042-S will help withholding agents comply with reporting responsibilities regarding Form 1042-S. Impact on your business: Withholding agents, in general, must file an information return on Form 1042-S to report amounts paid from U.S. sources to foreign persons. Next steps: Aprio’s team…

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Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act and Build Back Better Act: What’s in these Bills and the Impact on You and Your Business

At a glance: The Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act passed by Congress on November 5, 2021 has been sent to President Biden to sign. Learn about the incentives included and how they may benefit you and who will pay for the benefits. Learn about the new crypto filing requirements that will impact everyone involved in investing…

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Before Offering Cryptocurrency as a Payment Option, There Are Pros and Cons to Consider

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At a glance The main takeaway: Given its recent surge in popularity, businesses and banks may be considering accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment from their customers. Impact on your business: Though there are several benefits to accepting cryptocurrency from a competition and customer satisfaction perspective, the decision also comes with risks you need to plan…

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