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AP Must Now Insist on a W-9 from Exempt Corporations AP Best Practices | Vendor Master File FATCA requires that U.S. companies collect and validate specific pieces of information, such as non-U.S. taxpayer identification numbers, from their non-U.S. payees or withhold 30 percent of their payments. Penalties for not complying are steep. In addition to the potential for interest and penalties, the organizations that fail to do the withholding must also pay the tax they should have withheld.
AP Must Now Insist on a W-9 from Exempt Corporations
OIG Vendor Checks: Another Effective Way to Combat Fraud AP Best Practices | Vendor Master File Michelle Beall, Payables and Corporate Ops Manager of Nexion Health Management asks: "Does your organization conduct Office of Inspector General (OIG) checks?"
OIG Vendor Checks: Another Effective Way to Combat Fraud
Get Bills Paid on Time, Every Time AP Best Practices | Processes At Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tarrytown, NY, Senior AP Coordinator Delbra Alexander-Blount and her coworkers take paying bills on time very seriously and aim for 100-percent on-time payment. Here are some of the steps they take to make sure bills are paid on time.
Get Bills Paid on Time, Every Time
Are Checks Here to Stay? No Way! AP Best Practices | Payments AP often hears concerns about the security threat of sending banking and payment information "through the air." There are also concerns about a loss of float and a loss of control. In addition, there is a concern about logistics, such as how to add additional review to large payments, make changes in software, or make changes in bank statement reconciliation processes.
Are Checks Here to Stay? No Way!
How to Maintain Accurate Coding for the General Ledger/Chart of Accounts AP Best Practices | Processes The Chart of Accounts is the comprehensive listing of all the accounts that comprise the General Ledger and contains thousands of codes. Here are some key steps that AP can follow to ensure that all coding is handled properly.
How to Maintain Accurate Coding for the General Ledger/Chart of Accounts
Process Unclaimed Property Correctly and Avoid Penalties Escheatment | Problems & Solutions State laws governing the reporting of unclaimed property are varied and complex, but in order to avoid penalties and interest, AP managers must ensure that outstanding items are properly identified and either resolved or reported. Here are some steps to help AP managers avoid potentially steep penalties.
Process Unclaimed Property Correctly and Avoid Penalties
12 Advantages of an Automated T&E System Travel and Entertainment Expense In response to this question from a fellow member: "I am looking at travel and expense automation. Currently, we are using an excel template for entering the information and then asking people to submit all their original receipts. What benefits can I expect from an automated T&E system?" – our AP Advisory Panelists share their ideas and experiences with automated T&E systems.
12 Advantages of an Automated T&E System
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Upcoming Events Conferences, Webinars & Seminars:
Accounts Payable Certification Training
One-day Online training • November 19, 2014
The Accounts Payable Network presents a live online Accounts Payable Certification training class with Pam Miller. Whether you are just a beginner or a seasoned AP professional, The Accounts Payable Certification program proves you are serious and knowledgeable about your job.
Accounts Payable Certification Training
Two-day Online training • December 15 & 16, 2014
The Accounts Payable Network presents a live online Accounts Payable Certification training class with Judy Bicking. Whether you are just a beginner or a seasoned AP professional The Accounts Payable Certification program proves you are serious and knowledgeable about your job.
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