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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.
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.

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.

Nicolas Cage sues business manager for tax woes

The trouble seems to never end for Nicolas Cage. Now the IRS is after him for $6.26 million in taxes owed on his 2007 income.

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.

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!

Inventory workarounds and troubleshooting in QuickBooks

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

Large money laundering schemes often go undetected

Identifying and then unraveling money laundering schemes in a global financial network amounts to “finding a needle in a haystack of needles.”

Nicolas Cage in tax trouble again

When it comes to income taxes, Nicolas Cage can’t catch a break.

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.

Debit cards are new option for Social Security recipients

People who receive Social Security can now get their monthly payments on a prepaid debit card, a new alternative to checks or direct deposit. The U.S. Treasury is offering the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card as a safe, convenient way to receive money, according to wickedlocal.com.

For most states, stimulus payments will mean added revenue

The economic stimulus payments that taxpayers have received will not be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service but some of this money may end up in the coffers of individual states, which are free to decide how to treat the payments. Few will tax the money directly as income - currently, only Alabama is considering this option - but most anticipate additional revenue from sales or excise taxes, or indirectly, in some states, from a decrease in a deduction.

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.

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