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Company announcements: Week of December 20

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of December 20, 2010.
Education & Careers

Small business employment index indicates 49,000 new jobs; wages down slightly

Small business employment continued to show growth in November, although wages were down and hours worked remained flat, according to this month's Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc.
Tax

What voters said about tax hikes in November elections

As lawmakers try to solve budgetary shortfalls by raising taxes in most states, taxpayers are not pleased, and they said so earlier this month at the polls.
A&A

AccountingWEB scholarship winners embark on life after college

Since graduating college in the past year, the three students who won $500 scholarships from AccountingWEB in 2009 are finding their niche in the accounting profession. Jason Bramwell reports.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of October 18

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of October 18, 2010.
Tax

IRS can spell tax relief for disaster victims

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help you" may be regarded by some to be the most terrifying words in the English language, but not so when you are dealing with a disaster.
Tax

Revenue worries don't stop states from offering tax holidays

Taxpayers in 16 states will get sales tax breaks on the purchase of various school-related purchases during certain dates in July and August.
Tax

After the convictions: Wesley Snipes, Richard Hatch, Method Man

In 2009, rapper Method Man, whose real name is Clifford Smith, was arrested on felony tax evasion charges, accused of not filing tax returns for 2004 through 2007. His defense was pretty self-incriminating.
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.
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

States scramble for tax revenue wherever they can find it

Imagine your state tax collectors hard at work…reading the entertainment news as part of their job description. State tax authorities always have used the media to track the cross-state earnings of sports stars, celebrities, and other wealthy individuals.
Tax

Massachusetts tax attorney suspended for failing to meet tax filing obligations

Massachusetts Tax Attorney Kevin Kilduff has been barred from practicing before the Internal Revenue Service for 48 months for failing to file a federal tax return, and for filing another five returns late.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

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

Nine states and District of Columbia will file tax returns in new locations

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that some taxpayers who file paper income tax returns will send them to different processing centers this year. 
Education & Careers

Are federal employees twice as good at their jobs as the rest of us?

Not earning enough in your current job? If you can land a job with the federal government, you could possibly double your total compensation.
Tax

Internal Revenue Service: The new health care police

Someone will have to serve as the health care police. So far, it appears those tasks will fall to the IRS. Take a look at some of the new tasks that will be required once the health law takes effect.
Community News

CCR LLP Acquires Orlando CPA and Consulting Firm

CCR LLP (“CCR”), one of the nation’s top 100 accounting (as named by Accounting Today magazine) announced that it has combined operations with Geller, Ragans, James, Oppenheimer & Creel, a full-service CPA and consulting firm based in Orlando, Fla.
Tax

2009 Recap of celebrities with tax woes

Television and movie stars, politicians, athletes, musicians - it seems that no one is above the law, particularly when there are taxes involved. Here is a recap of those notables who faced off with the IRS in 2009.
Community News

Boston area CPA elected to board of international accounting organization

A Boston-area accountant has been elected to the board of directors of Russell Bedford International, a global network of independent accounting, business and legal consulting firms.

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