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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Report Identifies Ways U.S. Could Raise More Tax Revenue
  2. New EITC Tool Helps Taxpayers Determine Eligibility
  3. Critics Give "Public Eye" Awards for Corp. Irresponsibility
  4. Rein in the PCAOB: Guest Article
  5. Get Ready, Get Set, Start Shredding
  6. Financial Services Sector Being Targeted by Phishing Attacks
  7. AICPA Compiles all PCAOB Standards in a Single Source
  8. GE Tops Ranking of Best Companies for Executive Development
  9. Identity Theft More Prevalent Offline than Online
  10. Another Hurdle to Compliance: Assessing Company-Level Controls
  11. AICPA Announces Promotions/Organizational Changes

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  1. Herding Tigers and Other Lone Rangers
  2. Working Next to the Competition Embracing Opportunity
  3. Employee Retention Programs Needed Now...for Defense

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Report Identifies Ways U.S. Could Raise More Tax Revenue

Think you are paying too much in taxes? A recent report found that the federal government could raise an additional $311 billion over the next decade if it eliminated the hundreds of ways people and companies use to avoid paying their taxes.

  1. New EITC Tool Helps Taxpayers Determine Eligibility

The IRS last week announced a new Web-based tool to help working families determine if they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC Assistant will help take the guess work out of the EITC eligibility rules.

  1. Critics Give "Public Eye" Awards for Corp. Irresponsibility

As the World Economic Forum got under way in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland, critics of globalization handed out "Public Eye Awards" for irresponsible corporate behavior. Find out who made the list!

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  1. Rein in the PCAOB: Guest Article

In all of the commentary about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, not much attention has focused on the act's creation of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). This entity has some truly unique and troubling features. Although it was established by congressional legislation, it is a District of Columbia not-for-profit corporation, not a government agency.

  1. Get Ready, Get Set, Start Shredding

If fears of identity theft haven't sent you to the nearest office supply store to buy a shredder, a new law may be just the push you need.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Financial Services Sector Increasingly Targeted by Phishing Attacks
  2. AICPA Compiles all PCAOB Standards in a Single Source
  3. GE Tops Ranking of Best Companies for Executive Development
  4. Identity Theft More Prevalent Offline than Online
  5. Another Hurdle to Compliance: Assessing Company-Level Controls
  6. IRS Tip: Choosing a Tax Return Preparer

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  1. Herding Tigers and Other Lone Rangers

For CPAs, winning significant opportunities is the ultimate team sport. If you or other tigers in your firm are accustomed to going it alone, you'll find it's next to impossible to do this consistently when the business is large and complex. The reluctance of CPAs to recognize this keeps many from conquering high-value targets.

  1. Working Next to the Competition Embracing Opportunity

For decades, a simple, one-to-one relationship existed between CPA firm and client. Now, Sarbanes/Oxley has changed the landscape, potentially pairing a single client with multiple providers.

  1. Employee Retention Programs Needed Now...for Defense

Employee retention programs are often seen as something companies employ when their good people are walking out the door. Initiating employee retention strategies after employees have departed is like closing the barn door after your best horses have already galloped out.

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HOT TOPICS

  1. Tax Preparers Brought Up on Charges for Falsifying Returns
  2. NY Comptroller Issues Scathing Report on Accounting Firm
  3. Auditors Hesitant to Use Judgment, Fear Challenges
  4. AICPA Addresses Fraud in Audit Committee Guidance
  5. Delaying 401(k) Deposits is Costing U.S. Workers Millions

FIRMS, PEOPLE AND TRENDS

  1. Ben Neuhausen Named to AICPA's AcSEC
  2. Sun Microsystems, Inc. Announces Identity Auditor
  3. KPMG LLP Reports Revenues of $4.1 Billion
  4. CBIZ Acquires California Firm, Nation Smith Hermes Diamond
  5. Oracle Highlights Strength of Combined Companies, Releases Security Patch
  6. AICPA Announces Promotions/Organizational Changes
  7. 404 Institute Webcast to Feature Moody's Perspective on Corporate Governance
  8. CCH Launches Salestax.com for Sales, Use Tax Professionals

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