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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. IRS Revises Application Form for Charitable Organizations
  2. 2005 Accounting and Finance Salary Guide Now Available
  3. SOX Remains a Force to Be Reckoned With in the Boardroom
  4. Final Version of Tax Form for Corporate Tax Returns Issued
  5. Survey: Companies Finding Outsourcing is Not Cost Effective
  6. EU Proposes New Rules to Prevent Corporate Scandals
  7. Purcell Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee
  8. IRS Highlights Examples of Abusive Return Preparer Investigations
  9. GAO: IRS Should Take Steps to Improve Accuracy of Schedule K-1 Data
  10. Intuit Announces the Launch of QuickBooks 2005

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. IRS Revises Application Form for Charitable Organizations

The Internal Revenue Service released a revised application form for charitable organizations seeking tax-exempt status. The new form will streamline the application process for the organizations and will help the IRS spot potentially abusive charities.

  1. 2005 Accounting and Finance Salary Guide Now Available

Starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals are expected to increase next year, according to the just-released 2005 Salary Guide. Public accounting professionals will see significant increases in average starting salaries in 2005 as accounting firms strive to meet clients' demand related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives.

  1. SOX Remains a Force to Be Reckoned With in the Boardroom

Two years after the introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, corporate reform continues to impact corporate directors, according to a recent study. The third annual "What Directors Think" study measures the opinions of directors and CEOs of the top 2,000 publicly traded companies.

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  1. Final Version of Tax Form for Corporate Tax Returns Issued

Last week, the Treasury Department and IRS released the final draft version of the Schedule M-3, Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation for Corporations with Total Assets of $10 Million or More, for use by certain corporate taxpayers filing Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return.

  1. Survey: Companies Finding Outsourcing is Not Cost Effective

Seventy-five percent of U.S. and European multinational companies now use outsourcing or shared services to support their financial functions and will continue to do so over the next 12-24 months, although less than half consider outsourcing to be cost effective, according to a newly released survey.

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  1. EU Proposes New Rules to Prevent Corporate Scandals
  2. Purcell Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee
  3. IRS Highlights Examples of Abusive Return Preparer Investigations
  4. GAO: IRS Should Take Steps to Improve Accuracy of Schedule
    K-1 Data
  5. Intuit Announces the Launch of QuickBooks 2005

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  1. How to Develop a Good Management Succession Plan

To implement a successful CEO succession plan some critical steps should be followed to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

  1. Navigating the Whitewater of Internal Politics

Whether or not we like to acknowledge it, "politics" are a workplace fact of life for people at all levels. Many people, including a large percentage of firm leaders, fear rocking the boat. So the key to boat rocking is to do it with the desired impact and minimum threat.

  1. Fraud Detection is not Just by the Numbers

Professional standards mainly focus on fraud detection procedures, but beyond this, the standards available for the auditor to consider once fraud has been detected are limited. This article focuses on practical audit issues once an auditor identifies misstatements due to potential fraud.

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