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Business and industry news from around the web: March 11 – 15, 2019

Written on Mar 13, 2019

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting business and industry news items from around the web.

Businesses with large cash transactions should report them electronically, says IRS

Although businesses have the option of filing Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000, on paper, many have already found that e-filing is a faster, more convenient and cost-effective way to meet the reporting deadline. The form is due 15 days after a transaction and there’s no charge for the e-file option.

U.S. and China near deal that could end most U.S. tariffs

The U.S. and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all U.S. tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products, two people familiar with the discussions said.

Job creation grinds to a near-halt in February; wages still on the rise

February was the worst month for job creation since September 2017, offset somewhat by a solid increase in wages.

How to future-proof the tax professional role

Technical competencies are just table stakes for tax professionals as change sweeps across corporate tax departments.

Tech Corner - Do not disturb: How I ditched my phone and unbroke my brain

Unlike alcohol or opioids, phones aren’t an addictive substance so much as a species-level environmental shock. We might someday evolve the correct biological hardware to live in harmony with portable supercomputers that satisfy our every need, connecting us to infinite amounts of stimulation. But it hasn’t happened yet.