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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Financial Executives Research Foundation Issues New Reports
  2. Survey: Talent Management Among Top Priorities in 2005
  3. IRS Eases Interest Suspension Rule for Amended Returns
  4. New Tax Law Encourages Tsunami Relief Contributions
  5. IRS Clarifies Section 409A, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
  6. Revenue Growth, Managing Costs Top List of Business Concerns
  7. AICPA Outlines Top Emerging Technologies for 2005
  8. Charitable Donations: Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Scams
  9. American Express Launches New Business Travel Website
  10. Avoid Headaches, Prepare Tax Returns Early

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Financial Executives Research Foundation Issues New Reports

Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) has issued three new research reports. The reports include, Corporate Governance Survey, Fourth Quarter Plan Sponsor Update and Section 404 of 2002's Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  1. Survey: Talent Management Among Top Priorities in 2005

Providing rewards programs that attract, motivate and help retain employees has been ranked among the top five priorities for employers in 2005, according to a new survey.

  1. IRS Eases Interest Suspension Rule for Amended Returns

The Internal Revenue Service announced late last week a liberalization of the rule for interest owed on additional taxes voluntarily reported by taxpayers.

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  1. New Tax Law Encourages Tsunami Relief Contributions

The Internal Revenue Service alerted taxpayers who itemize deductions that they may claim on their 2004 tax returns charitable donations made during Jan. 2005 for relief of the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

  1. IRS Clarifies Section 409A, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

Last week, the Treasury Department and IRS issued clarifications to Notice 2005-1 which provides additional guidance regarding transition rules under section 409A for nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

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  1. Revenue Growth, Managing Costs Top List of Business Concerns
  2. AICPA Outlines Top Emerging Technologies for 2005
  3. Charitable Donations: Tips to Avoid Fraudulent Scams
  4. American Express Launches New Business Travel Website
  5. Avoid Headaches, Prepare Tax Returns Early

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  1. How to Successfully Add a New Service to Your Business

There will come a time in your business where you feel ready to add another service offering. To make this successful, there are ten tips to consider before moving ahead.

  1. Will Seminars Get You Clients?

Many professionals and consultants have built successful practices by giving free presentations to associations, businesses, and educational institutions. But what about producing your own seminar, where you arrange the logistics and invite the guests? Does this work as a strategy for landing clients?

  1. Baby Boomers, Beware! Don't Let Your Resume Date You!

If you're a job seeker of the Baby Boom generation, you may be feeling a little left out by the job market. If you're feeling symptoms of age discrimination, you should know that your resume could be the culprit, categorizing you as out of date and over the hill. There are three ways your resume can put you in the over the hill category.

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HOT TOPICS

  1. U.S. Falls out of the Index of Economic Freedom's Top 10
  2. Annual Salary Survey Shows it Pays to Hold CPA Designation
  3. Highlights of the 2004 Tax Law Changes
  4. Treasury and IRS Issue New Rules for 401(k) Plans
  5. New Study Sheds Light on Corporate Tax Shelters

TAX ISSUES and TRENDS

  1. Intuit Delivers Three Big Breakthroughs for Online Tax Filers
  2. Taxpayer Rights a Priority for IRS
  3. New Tax Law Encourages Tsunami Relief Contributions
  4. Best Software and Nextel Help Accountants Go Wireless
  5. IRS Clarifies "Qualifying Child"
  6. Tax Tip: Should You Itemize?
  7. Tax Tip: What Is Your Filing Status?

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