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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Tax Professional Suspended for Joking About Taxes
  2. When Love and Work Collide: Setting "Workplace Romance" Rules
  3. Majority of Fast-Growth CEOs Likely To Move On
  4. SEC Approves Use of Data-Tagged Corporate Reports
  5. The CPAs are Coming: The Evolution of the Profession
  6. Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts
  7. IRS Warns: Don't Be Taken In By Tax Scams
  8. New CPA Firm Association Names Executive Director
  9. Block to Expand into Small Business Services Sector
  10. New Bropia-worm Variant Released, MSN Messenger Users Beware
  11. CFOs Say It Takes Four Weeks or More to Fill Accounting Positions

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Tax Professional Suspended for Joking About Taxes

Linda Stubbs, an income tax superintendent in Middletown, Ohio, was suspended for a week without pay for injecting humorous statements in the city income tax return instructions that were mailed to residents of Middletown.

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  1. When Love and Work Collide: Setting "Workplace Romance" Rules

Workplace romance can jeopardize your career, according to CareerJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's executive career site. The majority of human resource professionals and corporate executives agree that workplace romance is something they would avoid personally, yet their organizations typically don't have policies addressing it.

  1. Majority of Fast-Growth CEOs Likely To Move On

Most CEOs of America's fastest-growing private companies say they are likely to step down within the next ten years, but almost half have put little to no thought into succession planning.

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  1. SEC Approves Use of Data-Tagged Corporate Reports

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week issued a release adopting amendments to establish a voluntary program related to eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).

  1. The CPAs are Coming: The Evolution of the Profession

Although the role of certified public accountants (CPAs) has been gradually evolving for two decades, a recent report by California-based Tiburon Strategic Advisors highlights how CPAs are making a major push into financial planning, as they quickly redefine themselves to meet market demand.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts
  2. IRS Warns: Don't Be Taken In By Tax Scams
  3. New CPA Firm Association Names Executive Director
  4. Block to Expand into Small Business Services Sector
  5. New Bropia-worm Variant Released, MSN Messenger Users Beware
  6. CFOs Say It Takes Four Weeks or More to Fill Accounting Positions

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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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  3. IU Accounting Students Test the Real World
  4. NACM Applauds Movement on Commercial Bankruptcy Reform
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