AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 84

 

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  1. IRS Releases New Addresses For 2003 - Reminder
  2. SEC Considers New Rules For Credit Rating Agencies
  3. SBA Warns Small Businesses of Potential Disruption
  4. Business Travelers Face New Airport Rules
  5. Tax Materials And Assistance in Spanish
  6. Supplemental Security Income Moved Off of "High-Risk" List
  7. Consulting Group Analyzes Cause of Financial Restatements
  8. IRS Form 2848 Is A Must For Military Personnel Being Deployed
  9. More Prosecutors Set Their Sights on Auditors
  10. Student Cheating Goes High Tech
  11. Book Recommendation: Making Rain - The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty

 

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1. IRS New Addresses For 2003 - Reminder

Due to a reassignment of workloads, the Internal Revenue Service has once again changed mailing addresses at some of the tax processing centers. Check it out today!

2. SEC Considers New Rules For Credit Rating Agencies

On January 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) presented Congress with a 48-page report about its ongoing investigation into the function and role that credit rating agencies play in the securities market.

3. SBA Warns Small Businesses of Potential Disruption

More than 100,000 reservists and National Guard members have already been called to active duty in the war against terrorism. Many businesses are already facing disruption and change as a result of the temporary loss of military workers. The potential for this disruption will increase.

 

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4. Business Travelers Face New Airport Rules

Executives need to plan ahead if they want to use airport clubs and comply with a recent federal directive. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has mandated that airlines restrict use of airport clubs, a measure intended to limit access to secure areas of the airport.

5. Tax Materials And Assistance in Spanish

If you need federal tax information in Spanish, you can find it in the form of recorded tax topics, free tax publications and toll-free telephone assistance from the Internal Revenue Service.

 

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6. Supplemental Security Income Moved Off of "High-Risk" List

Like a patient being upgraded from "critical" in the intensive care unit to "stable" condition, the GAO has recognized management improvements and has removed the supplemental security income program from its high-risk list.

7. Consulting Group Analyzes Cause of Financial Restatements

What was really behind all of the financial restatements last year? What kinds of trends can be seen in the causes of these financial restatements? The answers to these and other questions regarding public company financials can be gleaned from Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group's "Analysis of Restatement Matters: Rules, Errors, Ethics, For the Five Years Ended December 31, 2002."

 

 

Marriage or Divorce?
Check Your Client's Social Security Numbers!

The IRS reminds newlyweds and the recently divorced to make sure names on their tax returns match those registered with the Social Security Agency (SSA). A mismatch between a name on the tax return and a Social Security number (SSN) could unexpectedly increase a tax bill and reduce the size of any refund.

8. IRS Form 2848 Is A Must For Military Personnel Being Deployed

If you have clients or a loved one being sent overseas in the next few months, then make sure they have the IRS FORM 2848. The IRS Form 2848 "Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative" enables a spouse to sign the couple's tax return, easing the way for trouble-free tax filing.

9. More Prosecutors Set Their Sights on Auditors

There is a growing consensus among prosecutors that crimes would be easier to prevent by going after gatekeepers of capital markets, especially auditors, rather than just prosecuting corporate executives.

 

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10. Student Cheating Goes High Tech

Cheating on exams is nothing new, but the tools that students are using are much more sophisticated. Instead of writing answers on their palms, today’s students employ an arsenal of state-of-the-art gadgetry.

11. Book Recommendation: Making Rain - The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty, by Andrew Sobel

Professionals who work with clients or large accounts can create lifetime relationships based on these well-researched secrets. Drawing from extensive interviews with client executives, Making Rain offers a series of provocative insights on how to shed the expert-for-hire label and develop long-term advisory relationships. Exploding the popular myth of the "Rainmaker," a dated and dysfunctional figure that clients no longer welcome, Andrew Sobel argues that any professional can learn to "make rain" on an ongoing basis with existing clients by developing a special set of skills, attitudes, and strategies. These innovative tips and techniques from a recognized leader in the field of professional services will enable any consultant, salesperson, or service professional to create enduring client loyalty. Order your copy today!

 

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1. Cross Selling Helps Your Clients

Cross selling is proposing to a current client the use of another of your firm’s services. Marketing yourself as a professional is really about three distinct activities: finding, creating and sustaining human relationships.

2. How to Take The Anxiety Out of Public Speaking

If speaking in public makes you jittery, you are not alone. In fact, according to The Book of Lists, public speaking is among America’s most feared pursuits. The National Speakers Association’s has prepared the top 10 strategies for overcoming the fear of public speaking.

3. Do Your Partner Retreats Advance Your Firm?

For a partnership, which functions at least with the consent -- if not the management – of the partners, the retreat offers the best opportunity to examine the most crucial questions a firm can ask of itself. Find out more today!

4. Tips For Using the Web Wisely and Efficiently in Your Business

Promoting your product(s) or service(s) is just one of many ways you can benefit from using the Internet. To unlock the vast potential of the Internet, consider using it for the following reasons. Find out more today!

 

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