Resource Guide - Issue 138

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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Top Tax Season Trends: Here's What Taxpayers Want to Know
  2. Employers Consider New Enticements to Attract Workers
  3. IRS's Everson Speaks Out on Protecting Democracy and Taxes
  4. Deloitte's Tinker Outlines Three "C's" to an Ethically-Managed Company
  5. Less Than 1/2 of Workers are Committed to Their Organization's Goals
  6. UCLA Rattles Accounting Students with Program Changes
  7. FASB Establishes Small Business Advisory Committee
  8. AOL Launches "Bill Pay" Service; AOL Personal Users Take Note
  9. Survey: Tax Time Practices Jeopardizing Americans' Financial Plans
  10. Computer Threat: Trojan Horse Exploits File-Sharing Networks

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PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER CONTENT
  1. Managing IT to a Plan
  2. Adding a Wrap Text Shortcut in Microsoft Excel
  3. Top Secrets to Hiring the Best People for Your Firm
  4. Are You at Risk for Identity Theft?

Don't miss the Hot Topics, Q&A Forum, IRS NEWS and TAX TIPS and more in this week's Resource Guide.

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FREE SUBSCRIBER RESOURCES
  1. Top Tax Season Trends: Here's What Taxpayers Want to Know

Fiducial, an international provider of professional outsourcing services for small businesses and individuals, reported last week five tax questions that seem to be high on taxpayers' minds this tax season.

  1. "Browser Hijacking," A Threat for Windows Users

Windows users already have enough security risks to worry about, but here's a another one: browser hijacking. It takes tedious, time-consuming work to undo the damage, and most users only discover the "hijacking" after it's happened.

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  1. Employers Consider New Enticements to Attract Workers

As the economy gradually improves, workers are starting to look around for better career opportunities, leading employers to plan new ways to attract and keep talent.

  1. IRS's Everson Speaks Out on Protecting Democracy and Taxes

Amid the atmosphere of corporate tax scandals and tax evasions by wealthy individuals, IRS Commissioner Mark Everson addressed the troubling signs that a growing proportion of taxpayers think it is okay to cheat on their taxes. Everson delivered his remarks in an address to the National Press Club. You may read Mr. Everson's speech here.

  1. Resume Fraud Gets Sophisticated; What You Need to Know

The combination of a sluggish job market and poorly protected databases is opening the door to a new, more sophisticated wave of resume fraud, with some candidates stooping to breaking the law to boost their chances with prospective employers.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Deloitte's Tinker Outlines Three "C's" to an Ethically-Managed Company
  2. Less Than 1/2 of Workers are Committed to Their Organization's Goals
  3. UCLA Rattles Accounting Students with Program Changes
  4. FASB Establishes Small Business Advisory Committee
  5. AOL Launches "Bill Pay" Service; AOL Personal Users Take Note
  6. Survey: Tax Time Practices Jeopardizing Americans' Financial Plans
  7. Computer Threat: Trojan Horse Exploits File-Sharing Networks

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More, by Bill Jensen

In the Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More, Bill Jensen, author of the best-selling Simplicity, offers step-by-step techniques to running your business more successfully and getting more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. In today's extremely fast-paced world, Jensen's user-friendly and often hilarious survival guide is an indispensable guide to workplace survival.

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  1. Managing IT to a Plan

The management of IT in professional service firms has evolved to the point where it is relatively easy to distinguish the firms who are getting the top returns on their IT investments. There are three primary management styles in the accounting profession when it comes to IT management and the returns tend to correlate directly with those styles.

  1. "Browser Hijacking," A Threat for Windows Users

Windows users already have enough security risks to worry about, but here's another one, bowser hijacking. It takes tedious, time-consuming work to undo the damage, and most users only discover the "hijacking" after it's happened.

  1. Adding a Wrap Text Shortcut in Microsoft Excel

Wrap text is a useful technique that you will use frequently when working in Excel. You add the shortcut by adding a style in the Style box. Here's a step-by-step tip to help you with this great shortcut tip.

  1. Top Secrets to Hiring the Best People for Your Firm

To hire the best, you must be the best. What can you do today to take another step closer to being the best? Don't assume that you know what is important to your interviewee, because until you ask them what is important, you don't know. Always Be Recruiting!

  1. Are You at Risk for Identity Theft?

To Identity theft is one of the fastest growing type of white-collar crime, and one that currently places too high a burden on the consumer both in terms of lost financial identity and the time it can take to restore their good names. Take the "Identity Quotient (IQ) Test" to see how much at risk you are to identity theft.

  1. Browser Trapping! How to Stop from Being Held Prisoner

Many Web sites use a technique that causes the following distressing situation: When you try to leave the site, either by using the Back button or by closing the browser window, the site reappears in a new window. The way most people get trapped into these sites is through listings in search engines that look legitimate until you click on them. Here is a tip to help you stop being "Browser Trapped."

  1. Resume Fraud Gets Sophisticated; What You Need to Know

The combination of a sluggish job market and poorly protected databases is opening the door to a new, more sophisticated wave of resume fraud, with some candidates stooping to breaking the law to boost their chances with prospective employers.

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TAX TIPS and IRS RELATED NEWS
  1. Do You Have a Deductible Home Office? IRS Tax Tip
  2. Selling Your Home: IRS Tax Tip
  3. IRS's Statement of Cooperation Regarding Abusive Tax Transactions
  4. What Entertainment Expenses Are Deductible? A Step-by-Step Guide
  5. E-filing Jumps 10 Percent; Child Tax Credit Errors Increase

HOT TOPICS

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  1. Martha's Case Serves up a New Batch of Lessons
  2. AICPA Task Force Explores Financial Reporting for Private Companies
  3. College 529 Plans under Scrutiny; Fees Paid May Offset Tax Benefits
  4. New Guidance to Help Businesses Comply With Privacy Laws

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