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Volume 2 2017 April Tax Tech eNews
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Welcome to the April issue of Tax tech enews!

We are less than one month away from the 2017 ACT Annual Conference. If you haven't registered yet, do so soon! Classes are filling up! This conference promises to be one of the best yet with topics ranging from building value within your tax department to robotics to VAT to BEPS to SharePoint and so much more!! Click here to see the full agenda and register for the conference.


Click here to register today for the 2017 ACT Annual Conference! The 2017 Annual Conference will be held May 22-24, 2017 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

We look forward to seeing you in sunny Florida!

Sincerely,
The ACT Board and Staff



 in memory of Bob Fields

This past December we lost a long-time ACT member and supporter. Bob Fields was involved in a car accident that claimed his life. Bob was an Associate Member of ACT from the KPMG SALT practice, as well as an important member of the ACT Publications Committee. Bob always had great article ideas and was a frequent author featured in the ACT eNews. Our thoughts are with Bob's family and co-workers. He will be missed greatly by the ACT organization.

 

We'd like to share one a previous article with you that Bob had collaborated on.....

The Art of Storytelling with Data Analytics

To put it simply, data analytics is the science of data analysis.  It involves the retrieval, management and transformation of the data into a usable format which can then be used to make better business decisions.... 

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The role of rpa in intelligent tax automation

Written by Gary Paice, Ernst & Young

If you haven’t heard of robotic process automation (RPA) to improve tax department performance, you soon will.

 

RPA is software that can mimic the typical manual activities that tax professionals do every day at the keyboard. To work, a person configures the RPA software to record each action he performs at the keyboard and stores these actions. Then, when executed either by user action or by an event (for example, receipt of an email at a specific time of day), the RPA software (the bot) starts the recorded action. Because RPA software is executing the same legacy software the user would, it works with most software products on the user’s desktop... 

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 Calling all Volunteers!!

Want to make a difference? Join the Membership Committee!

Are you interested in shaping the future of ACT? Yes? Then, we have a place for you on the Membership Committee! The Membership Committee applauds your efforts to improve your knowledge by being a part of the ACT organization.  We could not be successful without you.  Now we hope you will consider joining us and helping to find more amazing members! We are actively engaged in promoting, increasing and retaining our ACT membership roster. Our success lies in recruiting persuasive, intelligent, and devoted members, like you, who are willing to devote the time and effort necessary to make a difference.  We have fantastic ideas and initiatives in progress currently to focus on expanding our outreach.  We hope you will join us!  We look forward to being partners with you in growing ACT! If you'd like to learn more, please contact Mary Edwards, ACT Membership Chairman.


Calling all sub-accounts!

For Regular Member Companies

Do you know that you can add as many sub-accounts as you would like for free? The only stipulation is that the person you add must be a regular employee within your company. Take some time now to add your sub-accounts!

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Member spotlight

 Dan Sweeney, Assurant, Inc.

Dan is the Director of Tax Technology at Assurant with his area of expertise being Income Tax. He has been at Assurant for 11 years and has been affiliated with ACT for about 3 years. Dan also shared with us some ways his department has automated their tax processes, including provision.

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2017
ACT annual conference

Registration Today!

The 2017 ACT Annual Conference will be May 22-24, 2017 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

 

This will be the only conference of its kind for Tax, Technology, and Tax Technology Professionals!

 

Click here to learn more and to register.

Click here to make your hotel reservations.

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Interested in contributing an article? 
Please contact:
Eric Lin, Seagate Technology and ACT Publications Chair

Contact the ACT Staff:
Riza Cebula, Executive Director
Brenda Jameson, Director of Marketing and Development
 Donna Merritt, Administrative Co-ordinator
The TaxTech eNews is published by the Association for Computers & Taxation (ACT), a nonprofit organization.  Permission is required to reproduce in any form. Opinions expressed are solely the author's, and not the opinion of ACT. Send all editorial correspondence, manuscripts, etc. to: ACT, P.O. Box 1093, Warwick, NY 10990. Phone: 845-987-9690, fax -9704, bjameson@taxact.org
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