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Kansas Accounting Firms Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A. and James F. Gillespie CPA, P.A. Announce Merger

Summers, Spencer & Co, P.A. (SS&C) of Lenexa, Kansas, has absorbed Overland Park, Kansas-based firm James F. Gillespie, CPA, P.A.
Tax

Amazon, California reach agreement in sales tax battle

Lawmakers in California say they've reached a truce with Amazon in a contentious disagreement over whether the online bookseller should collect state sales tax.
A&A

The 2011 Women to Watch awards – recognizing outstanding women in the accounting profession

Outstanding women – those who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and to the development of women – receive recognition through the Women to Watch program.
Practice Management

Five tips for part-time employees and their managers

Being a part-time employee and a college student can sometimes be a lot to juggle. My school schedule is priority and fortunately my part-time job schedule is flexible. Staying focused while on the job can be very difficult as the mind set for college work is very different from that of my part-time job duties.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of April 25, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of April 25, 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.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of March 14, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 7, 2011.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 28

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 28, 2011.
Tax

Free spreadsheet-based Form 1040 available for 2010 tax year

Glenn Reeves of Burlington, Kansas, has created a free Microsoft Excel-based version of the 2010 U.S. Individual Tax Return, commonly known as Form 1040.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of January 10

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 10, 2011.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of November 15

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of November 15, 2010.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of November 8

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of November 8, 2010.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of October 18

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of October 18, 2010.
Education & Careers

Slight increase in net hiring projected for first time since Q1 2009

Hiring in accounting and finance is expected to increase slightly in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index.
Tax

Block and Liberty: A marriage in the tax prep industry?

John Hewitt, founder of Liberty Tax Services, is reaching out to H&R Block to see if there might be a commercial marriage in their future.
Practice

Most executives remain confident about business growth

Six percent of chief financial officers said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the third quarter of 2010, while 9 percent anticipate staff reductions. Despite those numbers, CFOs remain optimistic about the outlook for their businesses.
Tax

Broke states and broken promises

According to a recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers and the National Governors Association, state fiscal conditions "have continued to worsen" and state revenues can be expected to lag behind a national economic recovery by one to three years.
Tax

Many businesses expect property tax liability to remain the same or increase

More than half of property tax executives expect their companies’ property tax burden to either remain the same or increase in 2010, compared with last year.
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.
Tax

Tax attorney, businessman receive prison sentences for tax fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that two men were sentenced to prison last week for their involvement in a complex tax fraud scheme devised to avoid paying federal income taxes.

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