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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Democrats, Unions Hail Vote Against New Overtime Rules
  2. New IRS e-service Revolutionizes Transcript Delivery
  3. Employers Use Housing Perks to Recruit, Retain Workers
  4. Execs. Name Greatest Innovations, Innovators of Past 75 Years
  5. Top Mistakes Executives Make in Leading Their Organizations
  6. CPA Poll Shows Employee Benefit Reductions Likely
  7. SEC Supports Extension on Statute of Limitations on Fraud Cases
  8. Webcast Updates Taxpayers, Practitioners on Right to Appeal
  9. GAO: Tax-Free Credit Unions Shouldn't Attempt to Sell "Stock"
  10. Survey Highlights Traits Employees Want Most in Managers

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  1. Employees Need Soft Skills: Good Manners Matter
  2. How Smart Leaders Reach Out
  3. Articulating the Values of Your Professional Service Firm
  4. From the Archives: Ex-Con Tells How Auditors Fail to Help Clients Guard Against Fraud

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Democrats, Unions Hail Vote Against New Overtime Rules

Democrats were joined by 22 Republicans last week to block new overtime regulations that critics say would deny overtime pay for at least 6 million workers.

  1. New IRS e-service Revolutionizes Transcript Delivery

Tax practitioners can now request transcripts of their client's tax records and receive them within minutes instead of days or weeks using a new online tool delivered through the IRS Business Systems Modernization program.

  1. Employers Use Housing Perks to Recruit, Retain Workers

With housing costs exploding across the country, "affordable housing" has taken on a whole new meaning. The term used to be associated with low-income housing, but no more. The middle class - firefighters, teachers, police officers, nurses, sales clerks and more - are increasingly unable to afford homes in the communities where they work.

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  1. Execs. Name Greatest Innovations, Innovators of Past 75 Years

Could you pick the greatest innovation of the past 75 years? Who would you choose as the greatest innovator? See how you compare with over 500 senior executives.

  1. Top Mistakes Executives Make in Leading Their Organizations

In today's uncertain economy, many organizations have been making some drastic changes to stay competitive and productive. This means that CEOs and other executives must hone their leadership skills to make the most of what they have and inspire their teams to new heights of achievement.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. CPA Poll Shows Employee Benefit Reductions Likely
  2. SEC Supports Extension on Statute of Limitations on Fraud Cases
  3. Webcast Updates Taxpayers, Practitioners on Right to Appeal
  4. GAO: Tax-Free Credit Unions Shouldn't Attempt to Sell "Stock"
  5. Survey Highlights Traits Employees Want Most in Managers
  6. Book Recomendation

    Benchmarking Strategies: A Tool for Profit Improvement, by Rob Reider

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  1. Employees Need Soft Skills - Good Manners Matter

Today's business is plagued with stories of lost sales, eroded relationships, and missed opportunities that may have been caused by a lack of "soft skills." There are many soft skills training programs available to help you and your firm gain a soft skill advantage. The best ones help employees - and companies - improve the way they are perceived by others.

  1. How Smart Leaders Reach Out

Dedication to your company is not the only thing you need to consider when developing your career. Volunteering can be an important part of your leadership skills repertoire. Networking is the best way to enhance your career status, and volunteering is one of the best networking opportunities.

  1. Articulating the Values of Your Professional Service Firm

To come to consensus about what its stands for and where it's headed, one South Carolina-based professional service firm recently took the time required to produce an organizational mission statement.

  1. From the Archives: Ex-Con Tells How Auditors Fail to Help Clients Guard Against Fraud

Mark Morze had the dubious distinction of having perpetrated one of the biggest and most brazen financial frauds in American history. While the 1980s may seem like ancient history to many, it was the decade in which the ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning company soared and crashed, leaving a twisted trail of criminal devastation that took prosecutors, regulators and judges years
to sort out.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Trucking Company is Seeking Permission to Sue E&Y Over Merger
  2. IRS Looking to Hire 500 Agents Nationwide
  3. Former CEO Gets 9 Years in Prison, $3.5M Fine
  4. Court Orders Hearing on IRS Whistle-blower Case
  5. Congress, IRS Put Charities, Family Foundations Under Microscope

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