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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Two New IRS Publications Focus on Car Donations
  2. Whistleblower Rules May Provide New Niche for Accountants
  3. Free Report: New FLSA Rules; Seize the Day
  4. Five Rules to Detect and Avoid Phishing Scams
  5. Regional Firm Raises the Bar for Competition with New Web Site
  6. CCH Briefing Updates Streamlined Sales Tax Developments
  7. Bill Would Require Some Tax Preparers to Register with IRS
  8. H&R Block Forms Alliance to Help Low and Moderate-Income Taxpayers
  9. KPMG Intl. Named Global Founding Partner of Nobel Peace Center
  10. The Year of Internal Control: The Clock is Ticking for SOX Compliance
  11. States All over the Map with Consumption Taxes
  12. CBIZ Completes Two Strategic Acquisitions
  13. Execs Reveal the Biggest Mistakes They've Made as Supervisors
  14. Book Recommendation: The Feiner Points of Leadership: The 50 Basic Laws That Will Make People Want to Perform Better

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  2. Providing Year Round Tax Services for Small Businesses
  3. Tips for Effective Internal Investigations
  4. Five Ways to Coordinate Your Staff's Time Off Using MS Office
  5. Ideas to Improve the Quality of Your Firm

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  1. Two New IRS Publications Focus on Car Donations

IRS officials announced last week the release of two new publications dealing with car donations as part of an effort to help taxpayers avoid potential pitfalls when they donate automobiles to charities.

  1. Whistleblower Rules May Provide New Niche for Accountants

As public companies begin actively encouraging whistleblower complaints, accountants and consultants are offering products and services to gather the sensitive information and deal with it quickly.

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AccountingWEB is pleased to bring you tools that can help systematize the accounting department of a small company, corporate business or a public accounting firm. Over 200 accounting department policy templates, written in Microsoft Word format by PolicySoft, are available individually or in groups for immediate download.

  1. Free Report: New FLSA Rules; Seize the Day

This free report addresses compliance issues that employers face under the Department of Labor's long-awaited FLSA final regulations. Detailed information on the new salary test and the new standard duties tests, as well as an overview of the new pay docking allowances for exempt employees is provided in the report.

  1. Five Rules to Detect and Avoid Phishing Scams

One of the more sinister and increasingly prevalent methods of identity theft is the practice of "spoofing" or "phishing". In response to the sharp increase, TRUSTe released five rules to help consumers detect and
avoid phishing scams.

  1. Regional Firm Raises the Bar for Competition with New Web Site

With the use of streaming video, a regional CPA firm's Web site now has the impact of a successful television and print campaign online.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. CCH Briefing Updates Streamlined Sales Tax Developments
  2. Bill Would Require Some Tax Preparers to Register with IRS
  3. H&R Block Forms Alliance to Help Low and Moderate-Income Taxpayers
  4. KPMG Intl. Named Global Founding Partner of Nobel Peace Center
  5. The Year of Internal Control: The Clock is Ticking for SOX Compliance
  6. States All over the Map with Consumption Taxes
  7. CBIZ Completes Two Strategic Acquisitions
  8. Execs Reveal the Biggest Mistakes They've Made as Supervisors
  9. Book Recommendation: The Feiner Points of Leadership: The 50 Basic Laws That Will Make People Want to Perform Better for You, by Michael Feiner

As the former chief people officer at PepsiCo, and now a management professor at the Columbia University School of Business, Feiner shares his solutions from his years of handling unexpected crises, meditating between warring corporate factions, and taking care of all the people problems that pop up on a routine basis in companies all over the world. Feiner’s approach is based on common sense and practicality, and his book is full of examples that managers everywhere will identify with and relate to.

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  1. Effective Incentive Programs: Bring Out the Best in Your Firm

In a firm-wide marketing survey, employees were asked what would motivate them to market the firm’s services. Not surprisingly, the top two answers were "incentive compensation" and "recognition" for their efforts.

  1. Providing Year Round Tax Services for Small Businesses

April 15 may be long gone, but many independent accountants and tax preparers or small firms will find themselves without that nice, additional tax season generated revenue. Highlighted in this article are just some of the most commonly missed small business deductions.

  1. Tips for Effective Internal Investigations

Employers are forced to defend themselves against large numbers of EEOC charges and lawsuits, many of which could be avoided by prompt and effective internal investigations. This article highlights some of the measures that employers should consider when conducting an internal investigation.

  1. Five Ways to Coordinate Your Staff's Time Off Using MS Office
  2. Ideas to Improve the Quality of Your Firm

HOT TOPICS

  1. PCAOB Finds “Significant” Issues in Review of Big Four Audits
  2. Consumers Don't Have a Clear Image of Check 21 Law and Its Impact
  3. Bill Would Require Some Tax Preparers to Register with IRS
  4. IRS Warns about Improper Deductions for Conservation Donationss
  5. States Fail to Persuade Judge to Disqualify KPMG as MCI Auditor

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