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.


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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Facial-Recognition Now Optional for IRS Online Accounts

Facial-Recognition Now Optional for IRS Online Accounts

It turns out the Internal Revenue Service isn’t entirely done with facial recognition software after all. While the agency once again confirmed they will not require biometric data for IRS Online Account registration, it would remain an option for taxpayers who prefer that verification method—with additional security measures in place to protect taxpayers’ privacy.…

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