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St. Louis CPA firms announce merger

Belleville, Illinois-based Ganim, Meder, Childers & Hoering, P.C. (GMCH) is joining LarsonAllen LLP (LarsonAllen) on October 1, 2009.

Waste not, want not: Is what you call marketing really a colossal waste?

The Supreme Court’s 1977 decision Bates v. State Bar of Arizona allowed lawyers to advertise their services, opening the gate for CPAs to enter the world of marketing. Unfortunately, this pretty good idea has suffered from 30 years of sometimes poor execution.

Intuit introduces ProLine as new SaaS tax software product

Intuit Inc. has announced its new ProLine Tax Online Edition, a program for tax professionals that is free for a limited time.

House swapping becoming popular in a down market

House swapping has moved beyond vacation home swapping to what is often called “permanent swapping,” that is, homeowners are now trading their principal residences.
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Top business and accounting graduate schools ranked

For everything, there is a ranking. Accounting and business schools are no exception.

Churches vs. the IRS: Showdown on Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Last Sunday, parishioners in churches across the country may have been wondering if their hymns would be replaced by the theme song from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," as their pastors pushed for an IRS showdown. They called it Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Backed by the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund, 33 pastors in 22 states deliberately violated the IRS regulation that says churches and other not-for-profits cannot substantially participate in politics by endorsing or opposing a candidate.

Under new management: Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

A lot of people saw it coming... and wondered why the powers that be at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae didn't. Between the two finance companies, they hold or guarantee about 50 percent of mortgage debt in the United States, worth around $5 trillion. On Sunday, September 7th, the government seized control of both companies in an effort to stabilize them, and more importantly, to protect homeowners whose mortgages are owned by them.

CPA mobility legislation gains national momentum

Twenty-three states have approved laws to make it less burdensome for certified public accountants to represent clients across state lines.The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is seeking enactment of similar laws in every state so that a national uniform mobility system will become a reality for CPAs, CPA firms, and the state boards of accountancy that regulate them.

Maryland becomes 18th state to enact CPA mobility legislation

The Maryland General Assembly last week passed a CPA mobility bill that will make it easier for CPAs to do interstate business.

Top speed, ease of use, security should be studied in payroll software search

An accounting firm offering payroll services to clients should analyze a number of important options when purchasing a new payroll software system.Try to avoid problems similar to those at Arizona State University, where a new payroll software system underpaid or overpaid about 3,000 employees, angering them so much that armed police guarded the university's HR office on several recent paydays, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Resource Guide - Issue 185

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Resource Guide - Issue 145

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