A&A news April 2006

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Entrepreneur Magazine Names Best in Business Travel

Entrepreneur magazine has released its 13th Annual Business Travel Awards recognizing the best companies and products for entrepreneurs and business owners. The awards recognize travel suppliers, in seven categories, who help cost-conscious entrepreneurs save a buck by combining superior products or services with reasonable pricing.
Tax

New Nationwide Licensing Program Offers Tax Preparers an Alternative to Franchising

Tax Smart America, Inc. on Monday, launched the Tax Smart America® Business Center License Program offering tax professionals a new alternative to expensive franchise systems, such as those of H&R Block, Jackson-Hewitt or Liberty Tax.
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Stresses of tax season tell business owners to change their ways

It's not easy to find the up side of tax time, but some small businesses are discovering that the process shines the light on how to improve operations.Many business owners find themselves short of cash to pay their tax bills, due to poor planning. The solutions could include hiring bookkeeping help, buying software to keep the books, or simply being more diligent about bank reconciliations.
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FASB Proposes Bringing Pension Obligations to Balance Sheet

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed statement on Friday that would require public companies to recognize the overfunded or underfunded position of defined benefit postretirement plans on their balance sheets, effective for fiscal years ending after December 31, 2006.
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Tax Rules Allow Full Deduction of Hurricane-Related Casualty Losses

Changes in the federal tax laws allow taxpayers the full deduction of many “casualty loss” items and residences resulting from damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita.
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15 Business Performance Management Capabilities for Better Compliance

A new study, Improving Compliance Sustainability with Business Performance Management, from Cartesis and Robert Frances Group, proposes that organizations seeking sustainable financial reporting and regulatory compliance shift their focus to business performance management (BPM) technologies.

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