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THIS WEEK'S TOPICS

  1. Clients Deeply Dissatisfied With Professional Service Providers
  2. S&P Launches New Online Tools to Assist Investors
  3. Texas Society of CPAs Speaks Out About Foreign Outsourcing Trends
  4. Software Firms, California at Odds Over Free E-Filing Services
  5. Non-Big Four Accounting Firm Places 2nd in U.S. Audit Rankings
  6. House Passes Bill That Would Limit Spam, Punish Violators
  7. IRS Issues New Guides For Charitable Organizations
  8. Combating Abusive Tax Shelters: A Summary
  9. GAO Report, IRS Has "Material Weaknesses" in Security Controls
  10. Changes Allow More Small Businesses to Qualify For Assistance
  11. CPA Firm Delivers Consultative Service "Commitment to Excellence"
  12. Book Recommendation: Leader to Leader: Enduring Insights on Leadership

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  1. Tips For Creating an Effective Employee Incentive Program
  2. How to Write a Press Release For Your Firm
  3. How to Stay Motivated Day in and Day Out
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THE ACCOUNTINGWEB NEWS WRAP-UP

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THIS WEEK'S FREE RESOURCES

1. Clients Deeply Dissatisfied With Professional Service Providers

"The "knowledge industry" of accountants, lawyers and
professional services providers does not seem to grasp the
magnitude of the problem," said Mac McManus survey author and principal of Ross McManus. "This is a wakeup call to these consultants, who will need to change this perception or face the consequences of lost business."

2. S&P Launches New Online Tools to Assist Investors

Standard & Poor's, a leading provider of independent investment research, ratings and indices, announced today that it has launched a comprehensive set of global online information and analyses on mutual funds aimed at helping individual investors make more informed investment decisions.

- More Technology News

3. Texas Society of CPAs Speaks Out About Foreign Outsourcing Trends

In a recent letter to Scott Voynich, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the AICPA, the Executive Board of the Texas Society of CPAs has expressed concern over the growing trend of CPAs outsourcing services to foreign countries. What do you think about this trend?


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4. Software Firms, California at Odds Over Free E-Filing Services

Companies that sell tax-preparation software are viewing
California's year-old, Internet-based tax system as an unfair threat to their business.

- More Tax News

5. Non-Big Four Accounting Firm Places 2nd in U.S. Audit Rankings

Chicago based Grant Thornton, one of the six global accounting organizations, placed second in quarterly audit gains recently.

More Audit Related News

MORE RESOURCES...

6. House Passes Bill That Would Limit Spam, Punish Violators

7. IRS Issues New Guides For Charitable Organizations

8. Combating Abusive Tax Shelters: A Summary

9. GAO Report, IRS Has "Material Weaknesses" in Security Controls

10. Changes Allow More Small Businesses to Qualify For Assistance

11. CPA Firm Delivers Consultative Service "Commitment to Excellence"

12. Book Recommendation: Leader to Leader: Enduring Insights on Leadership from the Drucker Foundation's Award Winning Journal

Leader to Leader is an inspiring examination of mission,
leadership, values, innovation, building collaborations, shaping effective institutions, and creating community. Management pioneer Peter F. Drucker, and many other learning organization experts are among those who share their knowledge and experience in this essential resource. This book will spark ideas, open doors, and inspire all those who face the challenge of leading in an ever-changing environment. Order your copy today.

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1. Tips For Creating an Effective Employee Incentive Program

Marketing directors or individuals searching for ways to bring out the best in their firms' professionals should follow these guidelines for creating a successful incentive program. Follow these simple steps.

2. How to Write a Press Release For Your Firm

One of the most effective ways of promoting your business is by using public relations. And one of the best tools that small businesses have is the press release.

3. How to Stay Motivated Day in and Day Out

Motivation is functionally defined as possessing the self-discipline to do what you need to do when you need to do it. Here are some tips to help you and your staff stay motivated.

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LAST WEEK'S HOT TOPICS ON ACCOUNTINGWEB

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1. SEC Alleges Fraud at Gateway During 2000, Charges Three Former Execs

2. "Tough Love" Approach Sought For Accounting Firms That Don't Reform

3. Job Market For 2004 College Grads Shows Improvement

4. Senate Probe Targets KPMG Tax Shelters, KPMG Responds

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ACCOUNTINGWEB Q&A FORUM

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1. We are looking for some guidance on charging for 1040 series returns and all related schedules. We have been in practice 26 years and truly know that our charges for 1040 returns, and related schedules, are far to low.

2. When would you recognize the fee from an indefinite trademark license agreement as revenue? What regulations would support this answer. I'd appreciate any help.

3. What are the differences between IAS, GAAP-US, and GAAP-
India? Which countries follow IAS?

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