Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Braces Case a Win for Tech, a Loss for Entertainment Industry

A closely watched court decision involving a patent dispute between two U.S. orthodontics companies is a win for tech firms, but a big blow to the entertainment industry and other sellers of digital content. On November 10, a federal appeals court panel ruled that the International Trade Commission (ITC) does not have control over the …

Monday, May 12, 2014

Is Your Stock Option Plan Audit and IPO Ready?

Nothing is worse than having to respond to significant audit questions around stock option accounting right in the middle of an audit or an IPO S-1 filing. How your company handles its stock options comes under the microscope during important moments—audits and equity events—and the key to avoiding problems lies in keeping track of the …

Friday, April 25, 2014

Stopping the Next Heartbleed: Mitigate Digital Risk

The “Heartbleed” bug that was uncovered in early April led to a serious security flaw in the popular OpenSSL software used by many sites to encrypt and transmit credit card numbers, passwords and other personal data. This latest threat is one more reminder that it’s critical to have an effective (and adaptable) digital risk mitigation …

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Give Maximum Priority to Data Security

When it comes to assessing the effectiveness of your company’s computer security measures, there’s no time like right now. That’s only a slight exaggeration. Increasingly, your company and its reputation are vulnerable to outside threats that can hijack your information and make life tough for your business, your customers and you. A recent example involving …

Friday, January 17, 2014

Traveling Employees Equal Potential Tax Liabilities

Do your employees periodically travel outside their state of residence for work purposes? Do you withhold individual state income tax in these states related to this travel? Are your employees aware of their income tax filing requirement in these states? Depending on the answers to these questions, it may be an appropriate time to review …

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cloud CFOs Weigh In on Sales Tax Exposure

One Silicon Valley CFO said, “Do I worry about sales tax compliance at a CFO level? Absolutely. It’s a significant enough compliance issue and potentially carries enough dollar liability that it’s high on my agenda. Where CFOs go most wrong is in not thinking about where they should be collecting sales tax early enough before …

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tax Complexities Await When Your Workforce Travels

For many companies, doing business means venturing beyond the borders of their home states. But the mobile workforce of employees that companies send to other states is increasingly exposing those companies to new tax liabilities, and savvy business leaders are seeking expert advice before complications arrive. Because states are looking to find new sources of …

Monday, May 13, 2013

8 Common Tax Issues with International Assignees

One of the challenges of expanding across country borders is the tax treatment of international assignees. Below are 8 common issues and problems to consider before sending an employee on an overseas assignment. The normal rules of the road change from when a domestic move is considered. In a domestic move, the employer only has …

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Favorable and Unfavorable Leases in a Business Acquisition

Acquisition accounting can be a bit tricky, and one item that companies often overlook is the accounting for operating leases in a business combination. The accounting rules for leases acquired in a business combination are not very intuitive and can raise a host of considerations. If you acquire a business with multiple locations, this should …

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A “Super” Reason to Revisit Your Business Continuity Plan

Sunday afternoon and the weather was great. Do I stay at home and watch the Super Bowl live or head out for a quick bike ride? Bike ride it is…why else were DVR’s invented. So I get ready to head out and when I go to set up the DVR I am asked if I …

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