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Survivor's Richard Hatch looking for a do-over on tax evasion sentence

With just a few weeks to go in his prison sentence for tax evasion, Richard Hatch, the first winner of the reality television show Survivor, has managed to grab the spotlight, yet again.
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St. Louis CPA firms announce merger

Belleville, Illinois-based Ganim, Meder, Childers & Hoering, P.C. (GMCH) is joining LarsonAllen LLP (LarsonAllen) on October 1, 2009.

Massachusetts Society of CPAs to honor five women to watch

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (MSCPA) will honor five women CPAs at its inaugural Women to Watch Awards Reception on September 30, 2009 at the Westin, Waltham.

Bullying in the workplace is an international issue

If you thought you left bullying behind along with jump ropes and gym uniforms, think again. The Workplace Bullying Institute, yes there is such a thing, reported last year that 37 percent of the U.S workforce or 54 million employees are being bullied now or have been bullied at the workplace at some point during their careers.

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.

Small business owners dissatisfied with Washington leaders

Small business owners are not pleased with the inaction of the federal government, according to a poll released last week by small business organization American Management Services. The poll was conducted by Suffolk University. Poll results showed that 63 percent of respondents said the federal government is "doing nothing" to help small businesses while 23 percent said it is doing "little." Over three-quarters of those polled, 78 percent, said this summer's economic stimulus checks did nothing to help their business.

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.

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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