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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Many Companies Fail with Pay-for-Performance Programs
  2. Study: Credit Report Errors Common, Damaging
  3. SEC Approves PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 2
  4. Treasury, IRS Withdraw Proposed Cash Balance Regulations
  5. Whistleblowers May Be Rewarded for Identifying Tax Cheats
  6. IRS Taking a Hard Look at Executive Bonuses, Deductions
  7. PWC Launches New Performance Risk Management Service
  8. Crowe Chizek Heads East, Opens Office in New Jersey
  9. IRS Announces New Procedure for U.S. Tax Certification
  10. FASB Offers Guidance for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations
  11. Book Recommendation: Surviving Financial Downsizing: A Practical Guide to Living Well on Less Income

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  2. Do Your Retreats Advance Your Firm?
  3. Five Quick and Easy Excel Tips
  4. Building a 'Ferrari' Referral Network: Fasten Your Seatbelts

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FREE SUBSCRIBER RESOURCES
  1. Many Companies Fail with Pay-for-Performance Programs

Companies nationwide are placing greater emphasis on performance-based pay (in both salaries and bonuses), yet most have done little to ensure this approach to compensation is successful in meeting their goals.

  1. Study: Credit Report Errors Common, Damaging

One in four credit reports contains serious errors that could lead creditors to believe that a consumer is over-extended or delinquent on loans, according to a new study. Consumers get one free report a year under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, passed last year. Check yours today!

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  1. SEC Approves PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 2

The PCAOB announced that its Auditing Standard No. 2, "An Audit of Internal Control over Financial Reporting Performed in Conjunction with an Audit of Financial Statements," has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  1. Treasury, IRS Withdraw Proposed Cash Balance Regulations

Last week, the Treasury Department and the IRS announced the withdrawal of proposed regulations on cash balance pension plans and cash balance conversions.

  1. Whistleblowers May Be Rewarded for Identifying Tax Cheats

The Internal Revenue Service is counting on the fact that if companies are hiding money in tax shelters, surely there are some employees who know about it. Under new whistleblower legislation, informants could reap up to 30 percent of the taxes and penalties recovered.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. IRS Taking Hard Look at Executive Bonuses, Deductions
  2. PWC Launches New Performance Risk Management Service
  3. Crowe Chizek Heads East, Opens Office in New Jersey
  4. IRS Announces New Procedure for U.S. Tax Certification
  5. FASB Offers Guidance for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations
  6. Book Recommendation: Surviving Financial Downsizing: A Practical Guide to Living Well on Less Income, By Gail Perry

With job security at an all-time low and the cost of living at an all-time high, living frugally isn’t just prudent—it’s a financial necessity! Surviving Financial Downsizing is for the family or individual who has either chosen or been forced to live on less income. From coping with the initial sticker shock of a smaller paycheck to covering immediate expenses and keeping creditors at bay, Surviving Financial Downsizing provides advice and resources for every conceivable obstacle that could face the monetarily challenged.

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  1. A New Era in Competing For Clients

Successful firms understand that their professional practice is shaped, not by an abstract concept of professionalism, but an understanding of the needs of their clients, and by shaping the practice to meet those needs.

  1. Do Your Retreats Advance Your Firm?

We're in the middle of the retreat season. Partners will assemble; tieless, to explore the future of the firm and what can be done to sustain the present or alter the future. Take this opportunity to launch your firm into the future.

  1. Five Quick and Easy Excel Tips

Here are five helpful tips to help you navigate easily through your next MS Excel experience.

  1. Building a 'Ferrari' Referral Network: Fasten Your Seatbelts!

Ever wish you could turbo-charge your referral efforts? The need for speed has never been greater for CPAs. If your referral program is plodding along when it should be setting the pace, there's good news: a network-building strategy that is innovative, focused and proven.

HOT TOPICS

  1. IRS Confirms it is Unlawful for Same-Sex Married Couples to File Jointly
  2. Workplace Harassment is Not Just about Sex Anymore
  3. Survey Shows 87 Percent of CEOs Fail Candor Test
  4. Vegas Firm Permanently Barred from Tax Returns
  5. Tax Law Changes Drive Higher Error Rate on 1099s

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