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Tax

Unemployed can use tax laws to secure a job

Both unemployed (including some recent graduates) and certain currently employed Individuals looking for work can dramatically increase their attractiveness to prospective employers by highlighting certain tax breaks that employers can secure by hiring them.
Workplace Fitness

Basement space becomes workout facility at Williams, Horning firm

Rather than getting their employees to go to the gym, Williams, Horning & Co., LLC, in Alpharetta, Georgia, brought the gym to the office.
Education & Careers

SIFE members' passion for business can be powerful force for change

Students In Free Enterprise, an international non-profit network of students, academics, and business leaders working with businesses and higher education organizations, is in the midst of its regional and national competitions.
Tax

Vendors take pity on taxpayers by offering free Tax Day goodies

If you act fast, you can take some of the stress out of Tax Day by collecting freebies all over town. Here's a roadmap to treats for taxpayers.
Tax

IRS knocks out two boxing legends

Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, who earned more than $40 million in his legendary boxing career, may find himself homeless soon, proving that it’s not just ordinary folks who are dealing with the threat of foreclosure.
Technology

Some unlikely uses for Excel's SUMPRODUCT function

While you may not be aware of Excel's SUMPRODUCT function, those in the know often use it for its stated purpose: multiplying two ranges together and then summing the total. Although this is helpful, you might not be aware that SUMPRODUCT also can function like VLOOKUP or SUMIF on steroids.
Education & Careers

Deloitte's Maximum Impact gives student recruits a chance to volunteer

Deloitte's Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break gives students a chance to see a different side of the Big Four and work with accounting professionals in community service projects.
Technology

QuickBooks at tax time: Cleaning up your client's QuickBooks data

Though QuickBooks is very easy to use, our clients often create numerous setup and data entry errors that we have to troubleshoot. This troubleshooting often coincides with tax time.
Tax

10 tips for small businesses to reduce risk of an audit

Company.com, an information and lead generation services portal for small and medium-sized businesses, has provided us with a list of ten tips for helping businesses avoid IRS tax audits.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for accounting students.
Technology

Why your client's sales amounts in QuickBooks are probably wrong

Ideally, all revenue should affect both an Item and an Income account in QuickBooks. When this doesn't happen, it is important for you to quickly locate the offending transactions and make any necessary adjustments.
Technology

QuickBooks Tip: Tying the Profit and Loss to the Profit and Loss by Job

The Profit & Loss by Job report shows all of the income and expenses you have assigned to Jobs on Checks, Bills, Invoices, Journal Entries, etc. However, the totals on the Profit & Loss by Job report may not agree to the totals on the Profit & Loss.
Community News

CPA Firm Roth Murphy Sanford Merges with Carr, Riggs & Ingram

New Orleans CPA firm Roth Murphy Sanford L.L.P. (RMS) has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), the fourth largest accounting firm in the Southeast – a move that expands CRI’s footprint to six states while enhancing public accounting and management consulting services throughout Southeast Louisiana.
Tax

House passes Tax Extenders Bill of 2009

In what has become almost a routine action, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to renew for one year 45 tax breaks due to expire December 31.
Practice Development

Increase billings (and value) for existing QuickBooks clients

There is a new technology available that brings the local accounting professionals back into the game, especially when offering QuickBooks training to their own clients.
Technology

New and enhanced features in QuickBooks 2010

As with any new version the value proposition for upgrading is very high for accounting professionals. In my opinion the enhancements to the Client Data Review feature alone more than justify the investment in the new version for any accounting professional.
Education & Careers

Need more CPE hours? Consider transient training

If you're feeling the grind of accumulating 40 hours of CPE by the end of the year, it's not too late to incorporate learning with some fun in the sun by 12/31.
Tax

Congress extends homebuyer tax credit; expands eligibility

President Obama signed into law last week an extension of the first time home buyers tax credit until April 30, 2010. The credit was set to expire on December 1, 2009.
Tax

What will Barack Obama do with his $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize?

If President Obama follows the examples set by most Nobel Prize recipients, he'll donate all or most of the prize money to qualified not-for-profit organizations.
Community News

Crowe Horwath interns collect thousands of items for charities

Oakbrook, IL-based Crowe Horwath LLP has announced that its summer interns collected more than 3,500 books, toys and shoes to benefit charitable organizations across 15 communities in eight states.

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