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Practice

Six reasons why CPA firms should consider SEO

Getting noticed in the right place during an Internet search is what search engine optimization is all about. A developing technology, SEO increases the likelihood your company will be easily found by prospects.
Tax

Tax Foundation releases state business tax index

South Dakota's tax system is most welcoming to economic activity while New York's tax code ranks 50th as the least hospitable, according to the Tax Foundation's most recent edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks the tax systems of the 50 states.
Tax

Convicted felon hired to teach accounting at university in Missouri

Missouri Southern State University has hired a convicted felon, who embezzled at least $129,000 from a former employer, to teach accounting.
Community News

Accounting competition raises awareness with Long Island students

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP of Garden City, New York, created the Long Island College Accounting Challenge as a way to encourage Long Island accounting students to become more aware of the professional opportunities available.
A&A

Ohio youngsters FETCH! for financial literacy

At a time when 77 percent of families in the United States are in debt, with 46.1 percent of those families holding credit card debt, the Ohio Society of CPAs is reaching out to educate youngsters about the value of a dollar.
Community News

M&A: CG buys Farrell & Associates; Two Ohio CPA firms merge

Milwaukee-based Clifton Gunderson has expanded its presence into northern Illinois by merging in Farrell & Associates of Rockford. Also, David C. Murray & Co. CPAs, Inc., and Robert K. Rohlfs, CPA, have combined their practices.
Community News

Ahlbeck & Company joins SS&G

CPA and business advisory firm SS&G recently announced the completion of a merger with Chicago-based Ahlbeck & Company. The merger adds 22 staff members to SS&G's roster of more than 400 employees.
A&A

Obama signs bill designed to jump-start small business

President Obama signed into law this week the Small Business Jobs Act, which is intended to help small businesses by way of tax breaks and credits, as well as make it easier for small businesses to obtain much-needed loans and hire additional employees.
Tax

Small accounting firms could see large benefits from new tax legislation

A small-business jobs bill awaiting approval from President Obama that aims to boost billions of dollars of lending and investment to entrepreneurs and provides $12 billion in tax cuts to small businesses is getting mostly positive reviews from two small accounting firms.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 20, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 20, 2010.
A&A

Obama wants to expand, extend business tax credits

President Barack Obama has proposed a 100 percent bonus depreciation business tax incentive for 2011 to encourage business investment. Obama also wants Congress to make the research-and-development tax credit permanent.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of August 23

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of August 23, 2010.
A&A

Workplace habits that anger coworkers

At least 40 hours a week is spent with your coworkers. It is understandable that a few of their idiosyncrasies will begin to rub you the wrong way.
Education & Careers

OSCPA grants scholarships at minority accounting program

Seven Ohio high school students recently were awarded $500 scholarships at the Accounting Careers Awareness Program.
Tax

Chris Tucker, Rob Lowe do battle with taxman

Right about now, 'Rush Hour' star Chris Tucker might be feeling a bit of a squeeze in the form of a federal tax bill for nearly $12 million. And, chances are, he’s still reeling from last year’s pinch from Arnold Schwarzenegger, which seems small in comparison.
A&A

Five ways to go green – and save money, too

Whether your motivation is to save the planet or save some money, going green with your office IT is a smart move. After all, who doesn’t want to save a little money, especially when it’s so incredibly easy?
A&A

Are you a manager or a leader?

Modern leadership guru Warren Bennis said, “Managers are the people who do things right and leaders are the people who do the right thing.” To run a business well, you need both. But that doesn’t mean you should be the one doing both.
A&A

Gulf fishermen see livelihoods disappear, region’s economy suffers

Louisiana fishermen are beginning to come to terms with the harsh realities of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Not only do they face the loss of income this year, their fishing grounds and their way of life might be disappearing.
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

Fear factor: Intimidating print, TV ads used in amnesty program

Tax amnesty can be an effective way for a taxing authority to quickly fill its coffers, clear a lot of names off the delinquency list, and help balance the budget. States do it from time to time, though critics warn that it can undermine regular collections if taxpayers begin to sense a pattern.

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