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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

April 2013
In This Issue
K2 Enterprises Now Offering Web-Based Training
Outside The Box Thinking For Today's Technology Tools
Thomson Reuters Acquires TaxWorks
IRS Filing Statistics Show Decline
CCH Launches CCH Axcess
K2 Connections
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K2 Tips
Course Spotlights
In this month's K2 Tech Update, we announce that K2 is now presenting and producing webinars, in addition to discussing Outside the Box Thinking with Today's Technology Tools.
In our News section, learn about Thomson Reuters Acquiring TaxWorks, IRS Filing Statistics Showing a Decline, and CCH Launching CCH Axcess. 
The K2 Tips section includes an Office Keyboard Shortcut - Maybe the Best Ever and Building Gauge Charts in Excel
Our Course Spotlights this month include: QuickBooks for Accountants, Excel-Based Dashboards, Paperless Office, QuickBooks Advanced Features, Tools, and Techniques, and Excel Financial Reporting and Analysis
K2 Enterprises Now Offering Web-Based Training

K2 Enterprises is pleased to announce that, beginning in May, you will be able to participate in web-based Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs that K2 both presents and produces. With K2 controlling content development, scheduling, and delivery, you will have access to an even greater amount of award-winning CPE from the largest provider of technology-focused CPE to accounting and financial professionals in North America.

Outside The Box Thinking For Today's Technology Tools

When I was growing up, my father often was involved in a home improvement project. He built shelves in the garage, added a patio to the back yard, and erected a fence to keep our dog from running off. I remember, keenly, his skill at adapting tools to meet his needs. To understand what I mean, consider these examples. He used a �-inch crescent wrench as a hammer when space was limited, pressed a screwdriver into service as a pry bar, and even used plumbers flux as burn ointment when he passed the blowtorch too close to his hand. Adapting tools to meet our needs is not limited to those working in construction or manufacturing; many technology tools designed for a particular task can be utilized for other purposes.


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Thomson Reuters Acquires TaxWorks

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has announced that it has acquired select assets of the TaxWorks software line from RedGear Technologies. "After careful consideration, we've decided to focus more strongly on our consumer tax preparation software for our retail and franchise business and therefore will no longer offer the TaxWorks line of software," said Brad Peacock, Assistant Vice President, RedGear Technologies.

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IRS Filing Statistics Show Decline In Number Of Returns Filed, Average Refund

Based on statistics released by the Internal Revenue Service, the total number of tax returns received by the agency through April 19, 2013 declined slightly as compared to a similar period for 2012. Additionally, the average refund amount also dipped slightly for the 2013 filing season.

CCH Launches CCH Axcess

CCH has announced the launch of CCH Axcess, a Cloud-based modular tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution. With CCH Axcess, CCH is delivering a Cloud solution with an integrated central database that offers a single point of access to handle all tasks associated with the tax process - from return preparation and compliance to file storage and practice.

We hope you find this issue timely, relevant and useful. If you have topics you would like for us to cover here in the coming months, please let us know.
The K2 Team 
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Continuing Professional Education for Accountants and Financial Professionals
K2 Enterprises offers Seminars and Conference Sessions to Accountants and Finance Professionals throughout the United States.