Resource Guide - Issue 154

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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Salaries Increasing for Finance and Accounting Professionals
  2. Treasury Issues Comprehensive Health Savings Account Guidance
  3. Study Shows Companies Underestimate Cost of Leaves of Absence
  4. Bill Would Expand Small Business Tax Break
  5. Treasury and IRS Finalize "Deemed IRA" Rules
  6. Senator Introduces Bill to Expand Cash Accounting
  7. IRS Taxpayer Account, Processing System Debuts
  8. House Passes Small Business Expensing; Form 1040 EZ Expansion
  9. The Six Traps of Accounting & Finance Careers
  10. Microsoft Issues Seven Patches, Two of Critical Nature
  11. H&R Block Co-Founder Richard A. Bloch Dies at 78
  12. Overtime Regulations Go into Effect August 2004

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  1. How Do Smaller Firms Compete?
  2. The Value of Proactive Service in Your Firm
  3. Excel Tip: Overriding and Removing Page Breaks

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  1. Salaries Increasing for Finance and Accounting Professionals

The results of the 15th annual salary survey for the nation's managerial accountants are in, and there is some good news and some bad news.

  1. Treasury Issues Comprehensive Health Savings Account Guidance

Last week the Treasury and IRS issued comprehensive guidance on Health Savings Accounts that will help providers to establish HSAs and consumers to enjoy their benefits.

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  1. Study Shows Companies Underestimate Cost of Leaves of Absence

While nearly all larger companies (96 percent) have formal documented leave of absence (LOA) policies, fewer than two in 10 calculate costs associated with them and only one-third track leave utilization, according to a recent study.

  1. Bill Would Expand Small Business Tax Break

Small businesses would receive a boost from legislation passed last week by the U.S. House that would save small businesses $10.9 billion in taxes from 2006 through 2008. It is not clear how much support the measure as in the Senate.

  1. Treasury and the IRS Finalize "Deemed IRA" Rules

The Treasury and IRS finalized regulations regarding "deemed IRAs" in employer-provided retirement plans. "These regulations will enhance the willingness of employers to offer deemed IRAs to employees as well as the interest of service providers in offering these products to employers."

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Senator Introduces Bill to Expand Cash Accounting
  2. IRS Taxpayer Account, Processing System Debuts
  3. House Passes Small Business Expensing; Form 1040 EZ Expansion
  4. The Six Traps of Accounting & Finance Careers
  5. Microsoft Issues Seven Patches, Two of Critical Nature
  6. H&R Block Co-Founder Richard A. Bloch Dies at 78
  7. Overtime Regulations Go into Effect August 2004
  8. Book Recommendation: Execution Plain and Simple: Twelve Steps to Achieving Any Goal on Time and On Budget, by Robert Neiman

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  1. How Do Smaller Firms Compete?

For a CPA firm, most prospects have been using a CPA for some time. The client is already trained on what to expect from their accountant. Unfortunately, many clients are badly trained and have the same unreasonable expectations many prospects ask of thier accountant.

  1. The Value of Proactive Service in Your Firm

Clients want a proactive accountant. They want you using your expertise to look out for their interests and bring them benefits that they didn't know to ask for. By being proactive, you show your initiative and you create added value.

  1. Excel Tip: Overriding and Removing Page Breaks

Excel can automatically determine where page breaks will occur, but you can create your own page breaks in your worksheets by forcing Excel to begin printing on a new page at the location that is best for you.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Hunt for Nonfilers Turns up Millionaires, Lawyers, CPAs
  2. More Automated Check Payments = More Scams
  3. Marginal Salary Raises Reflect Cautious Times
  4. The Six Traps of Accounting & Finance Careers
  5. House Limits Stock Option Expensing to Top 5 Officers

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