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Accountants Connect with State Legislators at Georgia CPA Day

Members of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) recently met at the Georgia State Capitol in honor of 2012 CPA Day at the Gold Dome. "CPAs offer a unique and intelligent perspective, and events like this make a very real connection between the profession and Georgia's legislators," said Boyd Search, CEO of GSCPA.
Tax

IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The IRS is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Community News

AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Performers with the Elijah Watt Sells Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award was presented to candidates who obtained the ten highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.
Election 2012

Romney Takes Super Tuesday, but Close Race Still on Rivals Say

On the morning after Super Tuesday voting, Mitt Romney was able to declare himself the winner, tallying up a total of 419 total Republican delegate votes, nearly double the delegate count garnered by his closest rival Rick Santorum, who currently stands at 178 total votes, according to Associated Press statistics.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 12, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 12, 2012.
Practice

Intuit Small Business Employment Index Results

Small businesses created 50,000 new jobs in January but paid employees less and gave them fewer hours. The East Coast, especially New York, showed more weakness in employment than in other parts of the country. These are some of the results of Intuit's latest Small Business Employment Index.
AccountingWEB Life

Get More Done by Doing Less

There's no denying that technology enhances workflow and improves efficiencies. But for some professionals, too much of a good thing is becoming a burdensome distraction. Most of us are just trying to do too much and not getting enough done.
Tax

Teaching How to Cheat

Concerns about cheating in school are nothing new, but they usually don't include teachers. The widespread scandals of teachers cheating on standardized tests provide the wrong ethical guidance to those who will later staff and lead business organizations.
Community News

Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

BowenPhillips has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Both BowenPhillips offices in Georgia will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will benefit from the additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.
Community News

The GSCPA Graduates the Ninth Class from Its Leadership Academy

The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) recently sponsored and completed its ninth Leadership Academy class, graduating twenty new CPA leaders into the community.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 23, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 23, 2012.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 16, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 16, 2012.
A&A

AICPA Awards $233,300 to Seventy-Eight Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students program began in 1969, with the aim of increasing ethnic diversity in the CPA profession. Since the program's inception, the AICPA Foundation has awarded more than $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting students.
Community News

Sidney Kess and S. Scott Voynich Receive AICPA Gold Medal Award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is pleased to announce that Sidney Kess, CPA, JD, LLM, and S. Scott Voynich, CPA, are the recipients of the AICPA 2011 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPA’s in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPAs in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of August 8, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of August 8, 2011.
Tax

IRS filling vacancies on Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Tax

Justice Department announces indictment, lawsuits targeting false tax credit claims

The federal government this week has filed six lawsuits in five states to stop tax return preparers from fraudulently claiming the first-time homebuyer tax credit and the earned-income tax credit.
Practice

Small business employment index indicates job growth in January

Small business employment continued to show encouraging growth in January, with hours worked showing a strong increase as wages grew slightly, according to a recent survey.

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