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Technology and the profession

How technological advances and digital transformation are impacting the profession.

The IT Faculty provides news, opinion pieces and case studies aimed at helping members keep up to date with new technologies.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith Chartech January/February 2018

David Lyford-Smith recounts a two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting.

What is the Internet of Things?

IT Faculty March 2018

Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. The guide also discusses real life IoT examples, management challenges as well as security concerns and future outlooks.

TAXguide 02/18: Demystifying MTD - the VAT requirements

Tax Faculty January 2018

In TAXguide 02/18, Sarah Ghaffari answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘Demystifying Making Tax Digital: the VAT requirements’, broadcast on 16 January 2018. Read a summary here, ICAEW members can download the full guide.

Digital transformation - A long and bumpy road

Kirstin Gillon Chartech November / December 2017

Making the most of new technologies is not always straightforward. Kirstin Gillon looks at how finance functions have got to grips with digital.

New MTD timetable, but firms still need to act

Penelope Rance Chartech November / December 2017

The government has extended the timescale for Making Tax Digital for Business. But while many in the profession – and their clients – heaved a sigh of relief, this is no time for resting on proverbial laurels.

Counting on technology

Lesley Meall Chartech September/October 2017

Lesley Meall looks at how career development in accounting – and the ACA qualification itself – is changing to reflect how our world has been altered by tech.

Superhero capes at the ready

Penelope Rance Chartech May/June 2017

Accounting practices will be at the forefront of preparing microbusinesses and sole traders for their making tax digital obligations.

The march of digital tax

Lesley Meall Chartech March/April 2017

Making Tax Digital for Business will bring about more than just the digitalisation of tax administration and preparation - it promises to reshape the whole accountancy profession.

Making Tax Digital

Tax Faculty

All the resources ICAEW has produced on the MTD programme, including the changes announced by HMRC on 13 July 2017.

Tax goes digital around the world

David Lyford-Smith Chartech November/December 2016

In a new paper from the IT Faculty, David Lyford-Smith looks at how different nations have introduced digital methods into their tax administration.

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