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Will the housing credit expire as planned on November 30th?

As the first time home buyer credit moves toward expiration, it is getting mixed reviews. Critics complain about cost. Proponents want an extension of the credit.
Technology

Going green with QuickBooks

AccountingWEB QuickBooks columnist Joe Woodard shares some of his favorite tips for taking QuickBooks to the next level - and staying green in the process!

RSM McGladrey opens new office in Atlanta

In a move designed to provide companies in the southeastern United States with greater access to its national resources and industry talent, RSM McGladrey has entered the Atlanta market by opening an office in midtown.
Education & Careers

E&Y announces academic awards

As part of Ernst & Young LLP's commitment to helping universities prepare their students for a global and inclusive workforce, the firm has announced the winners of the first annual Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Awards for Accounting and Business School Faculty.
Technology

Inventory workarounds and troubleshooting in QuickBooks

Joe Woodard explains the ins and outs of working with the Average Cost inventory method in QuickBooks .
Tax

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.
Education & Careers

Top business and accounting graduate schools ranked

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

Mississippi attorney launches Fair Credit Reporting Act blog

Consumer attorney and advocate Christopher E. Kittell, of the firm Merkel & Cocke, P.A., is pleased to announce the launching of a new blog dedicated to explaining the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Court rejects challenge to constitutionality of PCAOB

On Friday, the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit in a vote of 2-1 upheld the constitutionality of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The Board was created five years ago by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), responding to a mandate in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The Court rejected the claim by Beckstead & Watts LLP, a Nevada accounting firm, and the Free Enterprise Fund in Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board that the Board violates the separation of powers clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Sales tax holidays: Love them or hate them?

More than a dozen states and the District of Columbia have sales tax holidays that last at least a couple of days each year, some last much longer. Usually the holiday coincides with back-to-school time to give parents a break on outfitting their kids with necessities. What consumers can buy during the sales tax holidays varies by state, but generally includes clothing, shoes, classroom supplies, and computers, often with a dollar limit. Another popular item that pops up in sales tax holidays is energy efficient appliances for the home.

DC accounting firm closes office for community service day

SC&H Group, LLC - one of the fastest-growing accounting and consulting firms in the nation - will host their 2nd Annual Day of Service on Friday, June 27, 2008.The SC&H Group offices in Sparks, MD and McLean, VA will be closing on this day so that all firm employees can work on various community improvement projects throughout the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas.

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.

Passing the CPA exam on the first try: Top colleges are ranked

Kansas is known for its bumper crops but who knew they were growing accountants? At Kansas University's School of Business, 72 percent of students without advanced degrees passed the CPA exam on the first try, which is much higher than the average considering most people take the exam more than once.Kansas's Lawrence Journal-World reported that of the 69,259 candidates who took at least one portion of the exam in 2007, only 21,893 were taking it for the first time.

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