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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. New SEC Rule Establishes Ethics Standards for Mutual Funds
  2. Treasury Releases Report on "Phishing" Identity Theft Prevention
  3. Private Collectors Could Reduce Backlog of Unpaid Taxes: Report
  4. IRS Offers Penalty Refund for EFTPS Enrollment
  5. Hawaii Leads in per Person State Tax Collections
  6. Accounting & Finance Hiring Expected to Increase during 3rd Q
  7. SEC Looks to Hire Psychologist to Boost Employee Morale
  8. Virchow Krause Merger Opens Doors to the Windy City Market
  9. Utah Ranks Number One in U.S. Tax Exemptions
  10. Student Loan Interest Rates to Fall to All-Time Lows
  11. Survey: Employees are Dissatisfied with Managements' Communication
  12. Book Recommendation: The Color Code, by Taylor Hartman

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  1. Ten Things Small Firms Can Do to Compete
  2. How to Manage a Rapidly Growing Business
  3. Matching Your Values to Your Company's Values
  4. Employees Lack Confidence in Management

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  1. New SEC Rule Establishes Ethics Standards for Mutual Funds

The (SEC) voted last week to adopt a new Rule 204A-1 under the Investment Advisers Act. This rule would require registered investment advisers to adopt and enforce codes of ethics applicable to their supervised persons. The new rule is designed to prevent fraud by reinforcing the fiduciary principles that must govern the conduct of advisory firms and their personnel.

  1. Treasury Releases Report on "Phishing" Identity Theft Prevention

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Wayne A. Abernathy, announced last week the release of a new report on the rapidly growing cyber-crime known as "phishing."

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  1. Private Collectors Could Reduce Backlog of Unpaid Taxes: GAO Report

The General Accounting Office (GAO) has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) consider using private collection agencies to go after unpaid taxes.

  1. IRS Offers Penalty Refund for EFTPS Enrollment

The Internal Revenue Service this week announced an incentive to encourage enrollment in and use of the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).

  1. Hawaii Leads in per Person State Tax Collections

A report recently released by the United States Census Bureau lists Hawaii residents as the greatest contributors (per person) to state taxes in the nation.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Accounting & Finance Hiring Expected to Increase during 3rd Q
  2. SEC Looks to Hire Psychologist to Boost Employee Morale
  3. Virchow Krause Merger Opens Doors to the Windy City Market
  4. Utah Ranks Number One in U.S. Tax Exemptions
  5. Student Loan Interest Rates to Fall to All-Time Lows
  6. Survey: Employees are Dissatisfied with Managements' Communication
  7. Book Recommendation: The Color Code, by Taylor Hartman

Taylor Hartman's The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life introduces a fresh method for analyzing your own personality and behavior-as well as those of people around you-and then utilizing that knowledge to improve workplace and personal relationships.

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  1. Ten Things Small Firms Can Do to Compete

Great turbulence in the accounting profession, as well as in the business world itself, makes these difficult and unusual times. Can the small firm successfully compete? History says yes, if the firm follows at least some of the following points...

  1. How to Manage a Rapidly Growing Business

While some new business owners face the issue of not enough customers, others face the issue of too many customers/clients. Both are serious issues and must be dealt with carefully.

  1. Matching Your Values to Your Company's Values

If a company has an easily recognizable culture then it is simpler to understand what its values are. More and more companies today are working to identify with and support a culture that focuses on the essence of their business.

  1. Employees Lack Confidence in Management

Employees need to feel confident that senior management is competently running the organization and has solid long-term plans for the future. Otherwise, there will be an erosion of employee motivation, job performance and commitment to the organization.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Somali Tax Preparers Accused of Seeking Unwarranted Refunds
  2. SEC Shoots Down Contingent Fee Loophole
  3. Nonprofit Executive Pay Placed under IRS' Microscope
  4. Audit Firm Settles $50 Million Class-Action Suit
  5. BDO Seidman Sued by Banco Espirito Santo over $170 Million Fraud

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