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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Some Returns will be Sent to Different IRS Centers This Year
  2. COSO Unveils Risk-Management Framework
  3. Fighting Fraud Calls for Assertive Auditors, Whistleblowers
  4. AICPA Offers Portal for Bus. Valuation & Forensic/Litigation
  5. The Newly Redesigned $50 Bill Has Arrived
  6. IRS Backs Off on Some Reinsurance Deals, Updates Abusive List
  7. Auditors are Urged to Test Information System Integrity
  8. Employees Facing New Plans, Changes During HC Enrollments
  9. Firms Nationwide Struggle with Liability Insurance Costs
  10. SEC Proposes Voluntary Rule for Reporting on Edgar Using XBRL
  11. Earned Income Tax Credit Tool Debuts on IRS.gov
  12. Managing Partner Bruce Carlin Dies Just Days after Firm Merger

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  3. Help Your Clients Take Control of Their Retirement Assets

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Some Returns Will be Sent to Different IRS Centers This Year

The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax professionals to be aware of changes that will affect where they send tax returns
and payments for clients starting in 2005. The changes are a result of redistributing workload among the seven IRS processing centers to provide better service.

  1. COSO Unveils Risk-Management Framework

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released the Enterprise Risk Management - Integrated Framework that describes the essential components, principles and concepts of enterprise risk management for all organizations, regardless of size.

  1. Fighting Fraud Calls for Assertive Auditors, Whistleblowers

Auditors already know that they must be on the lookout for fraud, but they may be uncomfortable playing the bad guy with high-powered corporate clients. Fraud detection can only improve with diligent auditors combined with whistleblowers who are
unafraid of retaliation because their rights are protected.

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  1. AICPA Offers Portal for Bus. Valuation & Forensic/Litigation

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants this week unveiled a new dedicated Web site for its members who specialize in Business Valuation (BV) and Forensic & Litigation Services (FLS).

  1. The Newly Redesigned $50 Bill Has Arrived

Newly redesigned $50 notes arrive at banks last week ready to make their way into circulation and consumer wallets.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. IRS Backs Off on Some Reinsurance Deals, Updates Abusive List
  2. Auditors are Urged to Test Information System Integrity
  3. Employees Facing New Plans, Changes During HC Enrollments
  4. Firms Nationwide Struggle with Liability Insurance Costs
  5. SEC Proposes Voluntary Rule for Reporting Using XBRL
  6. Earned Income Tax Credit Tool Debuts on IRS.gov
  7. Managing Partner Bruce Carlin Dies Just Days after Firm Merger

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  1. Selling Approaches for Professionals to Win More Business

Would you like to close more sales - faster - easier? Work with a better quality of client? Never be concerned about where the next client is coming from? Find out how you and your staff can
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  1. Security Fundamentals for Your Firm

This article gives the non-technical reader a glimpse into the
world of computer security. Hopefully, you will understand the threats, preventative measures, and countermeasures that comprise the cat-and-mouse game of security.

  1. Help Your Clients Take Control of Their Retirement Assets

Do you have clients that are frustrated with their retirement plans because of limited investment options or poor investment performance? Today many accountants are finding the answer to this question is a resounding YES. Investors today are more
informed, more empowered and more engaged in the management of their financial lives than ever before. This is good news for accountants!

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  3. Value of Information Technology Goes Beyond Regulatory Compliance

  4. NJ Accountants Change Ethics Testing Methods

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  7. Managing Partner Bruce Carlin Dies Just Days after Firm Merger

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