Drake Software blog for tax pros, covering tax, IRS news, and more

Ryan Norton

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.


Top Tax Issues in the Inflation Reduction Act

Top Tax Issues in the Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden signed into law the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which proponents say will lower the deficit, invest in renewable energy, and lower health care costs. This sweeping legislation also addresses issues that will specifically interest tax professionals: increased funding for the Internal Revenue Service, new corporate taxes, and adjustments to tax credits.…

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Security Summit Announces New Sample Security Plan

Security Summit Announces New Sample Security Plan

Most tax-season-preparation checklists include updating software, reviewing tax law changes, earning continuing professional education credits, and training seasonal staff. Creating or updating a written information security plan (WISP) is one often-overlooked item that should make everyone's list. After all, tax professionals are required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards Rule to have one of these plans in place to protect client information.…

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Drake Takes 10 Categories in Journal of Accountancy Survey!

Drake Takes 10 Categories in Journal of Accountancy Survey!

Many people review user ratings for critical insight when considering a new product, and annual tax-preparation software surveys are a rich resource for tax professionals. The surveys draw clear comparisons of user experience in areas that directly impact office performance. Seeing how applications stack up against the competition can influence the decision to switch, especially when peers overwhelmingly praise one solution.…

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Now Available: Drake 2022 AFTR Course!

Now Available: Drake 2022 AFTR Course!

As an IRS-approved continuing education provider, we know that preparing for the upcoming filing season requires more than updating your professional tax preparation software. That’s why our education specialists work tirelessly to deliver self-study and on-demand continuing education courses. We’re proud to announce that the Drake Software 2022 Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTR) is now available!…

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Drake Wins 5 Categories in 2022 CPA Practice Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards

Drake Wins 5 Categories in 2022 CPA Practice Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards

We made it to April. The filing deadline looms large as procrastinating taxpayers across the country are finally scrambling to get their tax documents together. But it’s not just the home stretch for filing season; this is the month that CPA Practice Advisor usually releases the results of their annual survey: The Readers’ Choice Awards.…

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