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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. More Private Companies Addressing Accounting Practices
  2. IRS Issues Letter on Exempt Organizations - Stay out of Politics
  3. Graduates May See Student Loans Tied to Variable Rates
  4. IRS Confirms Same-Sex Married Couples Cannot File Jointly
  5. Tax Law Changes Drive Higher Error Rate on 1099s
  6. PCAOB Adopts Rules for Foreign Audit Firms
  7. With Help of Accounting Industry, Career Paths Clearly Defined
  8. Why Can't Corporations and Organizations Change
  9. Constitutional Challenges to State Taxes Can Go to Federal Court
  10. Two Strikes and You're Out ... for Poor Customer Service
  11. Treasury, IRS Finalize Defined Benefit Plan & Annuity Distribution Rules
  12. Book Recommendation: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

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  1. The Road to Success: Growing Your Network
  2. Tooting Your Own Horn
  3. Adding a Wrap Text Shortcut in Microsoft Excel
  4. Build an Organization Based on Values
  5. Hold Your Managing Partner Accountable

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  1. More Private Companies Addressing Accounting Practices

Reform in the accounting profession has compelled nonpublic companies to take a closer look at their financial and accounting practices, and many are implementing changes voluntarily.

  1. IRS Issues Letter on Exempt Organizations

In a letter sent last week to national political parties, the IRS reissued guidance regarding political activities by tax-exempt organizations, including churches. “We are sending the letters because we want to ensure that the political committees and the candidates they support understand the rules,” said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson.

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  1. Graduates May See Student Loans Tied to Variable Rates

A proposed change in how much interest should be paid on federal student loans has divided education groups as well as congressional Democrats and Republicans.

  1. IRS Confirms Same-Sex Married Couples Cannot File Jointly

In response to an inquiry about tax filings, the Public Advocate of the United States, Inc. received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirming that it is unlawful for same-sex couples to file their taxes under any married status, even if the jurisdiction in which the couple lives, recognizes such a union.

  1. Tax Law Changes Drive Higher Error Rate on 1099s

The Securities and Industry Association says that 9.5 percent of dividend tax forms sent by major Wall Street firms this year were wrong.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. PCAOB Adopts Rules for Foreign Audit Firms
  2. With Help of Accounting Industry, Career Paths Clearly Defined
  3. Why Can't Corporations and Organizations Change?
  4. Constitutional Challenges to State Taxes Can Go to Federal Courts
  5. Two Strikes and You're Out ... for Poor Customer Service
  6. Treasury, IRS Finalize Defined Benefit Plan & Annuity Distribution Rules
  7. Book Recommendation: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking, by Dennis Sherwood

Following the groundbreaking work of such best-sellers as The Fifth Discipline and The Living Company, Seeing The Forest for the Trees delivers the tools and techniques to make systems thinking a part of daily decision making to solve complex problems of business and organizational life. For organizations large and small—whether for- profit, not-for-profit, or in the public sector—Dennis Sherwood makes clear that systems thinking is far from being only for scholarly and academic thinkers.

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  1. The Road to Success: Growing Your Network

Whether you are a business owner, work in business or are starting a new career, having a network of people to support you is imperative.

  1. Tooting Your Own Horn

Every day in your business, something happens that others should know. You give exceptional service to a client; you reach out to a new type of customer; you demonstrate your expertise on an important topic. Yet most of the time, the only people aware of these significant events are the individual with whom you are speaking and you.

  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 is an easy how-to!

  1. Build an Organization Based on Values

Values form the foundation for everything that happens in your workplace. If you are the founder of an organization, your values permeate the workplace. Whatever you value is what you live in your organization!

  1. Hold Your Managing Partner Accountable

Managing an accounting firm is not an easy task due to the nature of
the ownership and the fact that too often everyone thinks that he/she is in charge. Look at the key areas in evaluating your managing partner. These areas should be part of the managing partner’s job description.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Survey Shows 87 Percent of CEOs Fail Candor Test
  2. Workplace Harassment is Not Just about Sex Anymore
  3. Lack of Direction, Too Many Goals Keep Businesses from Achieving
  4. Former Home Depot Contractor Files Whistleblower Suit
  5. Interest Rates Drop for the Third Quarter of 2004

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