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July 8, 2010    
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Top News
President Obama signs fix for homebuyer credit
For Sale By Owner On Friday, July 2, President Barack Obama signed into law the Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act of 2010, legislation designed to give homebuyers extra time to get financing and finish paperwork and still qualify for the homebuyer tax credit.
Sam’s Club testing loan program for small-business members
Loans of up to $25,000 will be available to small-business members of Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club warehouse stores under a partnership with the lender Superior Financial Group.
Report: Taxpayer data might be at risk
Taxpayers’ personal data is vulnerable to disclosure because the Internal Revenue Service is failing to track all the contractors that store and process the information, and the agency is not fixing previously identified security weaknesses fast enough.
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Featured Articles
What CPAs need to know about Cloud security
Clouds in skyNo computing environment is completely secure. However, some environments are more secure than others. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's 2010 Top Technology Initiatives survey ranks data security as the top consideration driving businesses today.
CPE mid-year 2010 update: Rules, regulations, trends
Mid-year 2010 has arrived and accountants in approximately half the jurisdictions in the United States are facing compliance deadlines. Tax time is well behind us and crunch time for compliance is here.
Intuit's Mint.com, Kelley Blue Book to help consumers reach car-buying goals
Kelley Blue Book, a provider of new and used car information, recently announced an agreement with Mint.com, a free online personal finance service from Intuit Inc.
Firms must protect information with policy, action
CPAs need to have access to a lot of personal information about their clients. It's the nature of the job. But with identity theft on the rise, the question becomes: What are you doing to protect this information?
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Firm/State/People News
Start-up company aims to simplify small business cash flow management
Computer trainingTwo graduates from University of California-Berkley have launched what they hope will become Mint.com for small businesses. Jessica Mah and Andy Su have launched inDinero, which offers to aggregate all financial activity into simple dashboards.
Condley and Co.’s Banking Services Group announces iPhone app, Web site
Accounting and consulting firm Condley and Company, L.L.P., has launched an iPhone application and Web site for its Banking Services Group.
Jefferson Wells announces expansion into Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
Jefferson Wells, a global provider of risk advisory, tax, and finance and accounting-related services, announced it has established an alliance with Baker Tilly Mexico, an independent member of the international accounting and consultancy network, Baker Tilly International.
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Accountants Stuck in 'Night of the Living Dead'
An increasing number of firms have seen profits decline to such an extent that they exist merely to pay off their debts and survive. Is the UK overrun with zombie businesses? Our sister site AccountingWEB.co.uk takes a look at a situation that could give George Romero an idea for his next screenplay.
What is Cheating?
I promise that this is not a World Cup soccer story. It is much deeper than that!
Financial Reform Bill: Good, Bad and the Ugly?
There is much confusion about this bill and disbelief that it will do as Nancy Pelosi promised when she said, "No longer again will recklessness on Wall Street cause joblessness on Main Street."
New HIRE Act: Common Questions Answered
President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, which is intended to encourage employers to hire the unemployed. How does this benefit your clients?
Improve Your Excel Data Reporting Chistopher J. Wood
Would you like to learn to simplify retrieving and presenting your spreadsheet data? Christopher J. Wood, CPA (aka Captain Excel) will present a live webcast on July 27 demonstrating some of the powerful functions in Excel (like Lookup Wizard and Vlookup) as well as key drop down menus. Don’t miss Excel: Building a Better Reporting Template.
Apple iPad
I am wondering if I can use it for work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Church accounting
Any reference material available for church accounting?
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