While we all shudder at the price of gasoline, especially as we
plan our summer getaways, we can depend on one thing - prices
aren't anywhere near peaking yet. Our top story today features
advice from some CPA financial planners about saving money on
fuel. How have you chosen to face the rising costs? Car-pool?
Telecommute? Purchase a Harley? Grin and bear it? Please share
your tips with us and we'll continue to keep you posted with
new ideas for surviving in the new economy.
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor, AccountingWEB.com
Mary Zankl offers some advice to James Gooding on Vacation Accruals
Read and Respond Now
AccountingWEB Blogger Liz Zitzow offers suggestions to Peter
Lundstedt about capital gains when moving across the pond.
Read and Respond Now
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What have you got to say today?
Eva Rosenberg, MBA, EA:
Talk to TaxMama
I am going to sue!
Someone just told me a story that just got my juices flowing.
It's one of those things where you really wish you were there
to talk to the client. It's not an uncommon story, though.
You've probably heard it, too. More frequently than you'd like.
At the end of this story, I'm going to give you the lines to
use next time you are faced with a call like this....
David Tate, CPA, Esq.:
The Legal & Accounting Blog
Audit Committee, CEO, CFO, Internal Audit, Outside Auditor Hypothetical
The following is a hypothetical based at least in part on a
real occurrence. How do you believe the various parties should
handle the situation? 1. The internal auditor and the CEO
disagree about whether an item should be booked currently, or
left as an unadjusted error and booked over time....
Alex Vuchnich, CPA, CFE:
Profit Matters Blog
Will the Risk Standards be a Fad?
I realize that the risk assessment standards are here to stay
as part of our auditing standards, but what I am wondering is
whether the impact of the risk assessment standards will
virtually disappear by the end of the 2008 calendar year....
Emerging Real Estate Markets: How to Find and Profit from
by David Lindahl
How a Dirt-Poor Landscaper Cracked the Code to Emerging Market
Real Estate Investing - and Built a Financial Empire.
While many real estate markets have cooled off, there are major
hot spots throughout the country that are booming due to
population growth and urban expansion. These emerging markets
are where the next wave of big-time real estate profits will be
found. In Emerging Real Estate Markets, David Lindahl shows you
how to find these markets, get started investing with little of
your own cash, and maximize your profits.
Now that the average cost of a gallon of gas is hovering around $4, are you thinking about buying a more fuel-efficient
vehicle? The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
advises that you consider all the costs involved in trading in
the old for the new.
IRS improves Online Payment Agreement application
FASB issues Exposure Draft on Accounting for Hedging Activities
FASB will add disclosure requirements to Statement 140
The first Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) annual
conference I attended was in 2001 in Toronto. Last week's
gathering in San Diego was a stark contrast. Oh, sure, some
things haven't changed, such as few CPAs in the mix. These
conferences are outstanding opportunities for a firm's managing
partner to accompany the marketing director they are sending.
Hopefully, someday that will be the norm rather than the exception.
SBA shows its color - turns out it's green
10-minute checklist for reviewing your firm's Web site
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:00 AM Central
This program is sponsored by Business Professionals' Network, Inc. Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors under #107810. The Accounting CPE Network (ACPEN) is a consortium of 34+ state CPA societies that has been developing high quality, professionally produced CPE since 1997 using Internet webcasting, satellite delivery and the latest recording technology. The ACPEN network is owned and operated, for state societies, by the Business Professionals' Network, Inc. (BPN).For more information about affordable, flexible, and convenient ACPEN CPE, available courses, and in house product lines, contact ACPEN.
Those practicing in the not-for-profit environment are faced today with new challenges daily. Learn what you need to know about the latest and most important developments affecting non-profit organizations from a panel of national experts. Review the latest developments affecting both tax and GAAP issues for these specialized entities.
Our panel of experts will address the most recent AICPA audit and accounting guidance affecting Not-for Profits and the work of the Accountability Task Force. This year’s course will have a special focus on the proper preparation and completion of the new IRS form 990 series forms and schedules. You will also receive a refresher on Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and, at a time when the IRS is focusing more attention on non-profits, learn the most effective techniques for preparing for an IRS audit and handling the audit itself. Get the latest on Intermediate Sanctions, Executive Compensation and 501(c )(6) issues.
Alan R. Einhorn has received the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants Tax Division 2007-2008
Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented by Jeffrey
R. Hoops, chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee, at the
Spring Meeting of the AICPA Tax Division in New Orleans,
Louisiana on June 2.
Rowe & Deming, LLC expands presence in greater Portland area
Schneider Downs expands team
Rene Stranghoner named Marketer of the Year
In an effort to further diversity efforts, Microsoft Corp.
recently unveiled a $1 million commitment of cash and software
over the next three years to the National Association of Black
Accountants Inc. (NABA). The multifaceted commitment is an
extension of Microsoft's longstanding relationship with NABA.
Windows XP operating system will still be offered on certain computers
Microsoft introduces two new training and certification programs