Resource Guide - Issue 129

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THIS WEEK'S TOPICS

  1. Report Says Top Execs Failing to Pay Off Company Loans
  2. Computer Alert: New Threat to E-Mail Users
  3. Alternative Minimum Tax Top Problem Facing Taxpayers
  4. Congress to Consider Withholding Taxes From Contractor Pay
  5. Plante & Moran Plans Spring Merger With Chicago Firm
  6. IRS Launches New Program For Business Taxpayers
  7. The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Corporate Tax Departments
  8. Top Ten Most Often Missed Business Tax Deductions
  9. WhitePages.com Smart Tag Now Available on MS Office 2003 and XP
  10. Survey: Workers Put Off by Favoritism, Hypocrisy
  11. Book Recommendation: The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

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  1. The Value of a Marketing Plan
  2. The Best Shortcut Keys in Microsoft Excel
  3. Your New Year's Resume Checkup
  4. How to Avoid Getting Burned by Document Forgery
  5. Archives: Giving and Receiving Performance Evaluations For CPAs
  6. Archives: Desktop Yoga? Helpful Stress Busters!

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  1. Report Says Top Execs Failing to Pay Off Company Loans

Many top executives are failing to pay back money they borrowed from their employers before the Sarbanes-Oxley Act stopped the practice 18 months ago, according to a new report.

  1. Computer Alert: New Threat to E-Mail Users

According to recent reports, a new e-mail threat is on the loose
across the globe. This alert is considered a medium threat to computer-users.

  1. Alternative Minimum Tax Top Problem Facing Taxpayers

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson this week released a report to Congress that identifies the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and sole proprietor tax noncompliance as the top two problems faced by taxpayers.

  1. Congress to Consider Withholding Taxes From Contractor Pay

The taxpayer advocate is recommending that independent contractors have taxes withheld from payments, similar to the system used to tax regular employees.

  1. Plante & Moran Plans Spring Merger With Chicago Firm

Plante & Moran, PLLC, a regional public accounting and firm in the Midwest, is moving full speed ahead with an aggressive growth strategy to further position it as the professional services firm of choice for middle market businesses in the Great Lakes region.

  1. IRS Launches New Program For Business Taxpayers

On January 12, the Internal Revenue Service launched a new
program for new business taxpayers designed to boost electronic payment of taxes. This development offers some taxpayers new, quicker access to an electronic payment system.

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  1. The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Corporate Tax Departments
  2. Top Ten Most Often Missed Business Tax Deductions
  3. WhitePages.com Smart Tag Now Available on MS Office 2003 and XP
  4. Survey: Workers Put Off by Favoritism, Hypocrisy
  5. Book Recommendation: The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by, David Bach

Despite its sensational title, David Bach's The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich is not a get-rich-quick guide. Rather, the book is a straightforward march through common-sense personal financial planning that suggests readers "automate" their contributions to retirement and investment vehicles. Bach, in fact, calls his model the "tortoise approach" to becoming wealthy by retirement age.Order your copy today.

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  1. The Value of a Marketing Plan

A marketing plan enables a company to know its business, know its market, understand its strengths and weaknesses, and find the opportunities within those strengths and weaknesses in order to plan and meet a company’s goals. Developing a marketing plan is not as cumbersome of a task as one may think. The process can be broken down into bite size steps.

  1. The Best Shortcut Keys in Microsoft Excel

Here are some quick and easy short-cut keys to assist you with your Data input into Microsoft Excel. Shortcuts include: undo, move to the next sheet, move to the previous sheet, insert new worksheet, insert new function and more.

  1. Your New Year's Resume Checkup

Like millions of people coast to coast, you may have resolved to start 2004 with renewed job-search enthusiasm. If it has been a while since you brushed up your old resume, you’ll want to begin your job search with a New Year’s resume check up.

  1. How to Avoid Getting Burned by Document Forgery

An increasingly common form of fraud involves forging signatures on checks, wills, business forms, property deeds and other important documents. One reason these crimes occur is that most people never give any thought to the opportunities that they create for thieves every time they sign a sensitive document.

  1. Archives: Giving & Receiving Performance Evaluations For CPAs

Performance evaluations can be stressful and confrontational, but they need not be. A successful performance evaluation system benefits both employer and employee. Proper preparation and openness to the process can generate a positive outcome.

  1. Archives: Desktop Yoga? Helpful Stress Busters!

Does working under tight deadlines and pressure increase your productivity? We all know that during tax season we are all under pressure. Humans by nature are meant to have high and low stress periods and if you prolong those highs you can actually decrease your productivity. Here are a few Desktop Yoga moves to help you make it through the day.

HOT TOPICS

  1. IRS Office of Professional Responsibility to Disbar CPA
  2. Coming Soon to a TV Near You: "The Accountant and the Stripper"
  3. IRS E-Filing Directive Sparks Privacy Debate
  4. KPMG Makes Management Changes After Recent Tax Shelter Probe
  5. Microsoft Issues Security Bulletin; One Critical
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