Resource Guide - Issue 163

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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Schedule C-EZ Change Means Savings for Small Businesses
  2. Congress Extends Popular Tax Breaks
  3. Financial Planner, CPA Join Forces to Assist Clients
  4. SEC Considers Easing SOX Rules for Small Businesses
  5. Institutions Increasing Training to Combat Money Laundering
  6. Governmental Audit Quality Center Launched by AICPA
  7. Some Accounting Firms Offering Large Raises to Keep Talent
  8. Consumers Don't Understand Their Credit Scores, Do You?
  9. KPMG Admits 160 New Partners in Class of 2004
  10. CEOs Expect Big Jump in Federal Business Taxes
  11. FTC Mulls Rewards for Those Who Identify Spammers
  12. IRS Defrauded by Chicago Woman, Ex-Rabbi

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  1. Five Sure-Fire Ways to Alienate Your Employees
  2. Organizational Effectiveness: What Can You Influence?
  3. What's Your Marketing Attitude?

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Schedule C-EZ Change Means Savings for Small Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service announced last week that it would expand the number of small businesses eligible to file a simplified expense form, a move that will save money and reduce paperwork burden.

  1. Congress Extends Popular Tax Breaks

Congress extended three of President Bush's most popular tax cuts by lopsided margins last week. The tax breaks, which affect about 94 million taxpayers, would have expired at the end of this year had Congress taken no action.

  1. Financial Planner, CPA Join Forces to Assist Clients

Accountants are often allowed to sell financial products, but most hate it. Financial planners enjoy selling, but maybe too much. According to CPA Nick Hodges and financial planner Keith Offel, a different philosophy is required to help clients solve their problems.

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  1. SEC Considers Easing SOX Rules for Small Businesses

Strict regulations governing corporate accounting and internal controls passed as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 are placing an unintended burden on small business, which the Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to address.

  1. Institutions Increasing Training to Combat Money Laundering

U.S. financial institutions will continue to spend at a brisk pace to combat money laundering over the next three years, with some banks expecting costs to more than double during the period, according to a new survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Governmental Audit Quality Center Launched by AICPA
  2. Some Accounting Firms Offering Large Raises to Keep Talent
  3. Consumers Don't Understand Their Credit Scores, Do You?
  4. KPMG Admits 160 New Partners in Class of 2004
  5. CEOs Expect Big Jump in Federal Business Taxes
  6. FTC Mulls Rewards for Those Who Identify Spammers
  7. IRS Defrauded by Chicago Woman, Ex-Rabbi

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  1. Five Sure-Fire Ways to Alienate Your Employees

During the past decade, top management has done an excellent job of alienating employees. Their concern for people has taken a backseat to cost reduction, outsourcing of jobs, and a focus on short-term profits. As a result, many employees have said that once the economy turns around, they will be leaving for greener pastures. Find out what you can do to help prevent your staff from jumping ship.

  1. Organizational Effectiveness: What Can You Influence?

This article looks at ways that a leader at any level can directly influence the climate for high performance and creativity/innovation in an organization.

  1. What's Your Marketing Attitude?

It's easy to believe that doing client work already contracted for is more important than marketing, especially when deadlines are tight. However, if you always follow this policy, you will be locked into a feast or famine cycle, with no new clients waiting for you when the work is finished.

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