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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. New Report Highlights KPMG's Tax Shelters
  2. Tax Law Changes for Individuals
  3. "America Counts on CPAs" - New Tagline for the Profession
  4. Certain Tax Returns Go to Different IRS Centers This Year
  5. Honda Vehicles Certified for Clean-Fuel Vehicle Deduction
  6. CFOs Say It Takes Four Weeks, More to Fill Acctg. Positions
  7. Study: Repealing Estate Tax Would Hurt More than Help
  8. The Evolution of Accounting - Part One
  9. Is Your Business Eligible to Use Schedule C-EZ?
  10. Many Executives Claim They Don't Deserve Customer Loyalty
  11. Back-to-Basics Approach Works in Michigan CPA Firm

IRS Tax Tip: You Can Deduct State and Local Sales Tax

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. New Report Highlights KPMG's Tax Shelters

KPMG says it "regrets its participation" in four tax shelters studied by a Senate subcommittee, which on Thursday released new details about how the accounting firm developed and sold the products being investigated.

  1. Tax Law Changes for Individuals

Taxpayers should make sure that they are aware of important changes to the tax law before they complete their 2004 federal income tax forms, advises the IRS.

  1. "America Counts on CPAs" - New Tagline for the Profession

The AICPA has officially rolled out the new approved tagline that accompanies the CPA logo: "America Counts on CPAs." This tagline will be used exclusively with the CPA logo, making "Never Underestimate the Value" obsolete.

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  1. Certain Tax Returns Go to Different IRS Centers This Year

As taxpayers begin to prepare their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service notes that some may be sending their returns to a different service center than last year.

  1. Honda Vehicles Certified for Clean-Fuel Vehicle Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service has certified the model year 2005 Honda Insight, the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Accord Hybrid as being eligible for the clean-fuel vehicle deduction. This certification means that taxpayers who purchase one of these hybrid vehicles new may claim a tax deduction of up to $2,000 on Form 1040.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. CFOs Say It Takes Four Weeks or More to Fill Acctg. Positions
  2. Study: Repealing Estate Tax Would Hurt More than Help
  3. The Evolution of Accounting - Part One
  4. Is Your Business Eligible to Use Schedule C-EZ?
  5. Many Executives Claim They Don't Deserve Customer Loyalty
  6. Back-to-Basics Approach Works in Michigan CPA Firm

IRS Tax Tip: You Can Deduct State and Local Sales Tax

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  1. Don't Wait for Tax Time to Look at the Bottom Line

A curious thing happens to entrepreneurs in the spring of every year. They wake up one day and realize they had better figure out how much money they made last year so they can pay their taxes. But wait, shouldn't a business owner already KNOW how much money he or she made last year, last quarter, or last month?

  1. It's a One-Stop Shop for Haircuts, Tax Returns

This time of year, Bill Taber's Oak Park Barber Shop is busier with tax business than hair business. Barber Bill got the idea to combine the two after years of giving his tax advice to senior customers in the chair. He took a tax class in 1984, and his second business was born.

  1. Strategies for Communicating With Your Clients

Congratulations! You accomplished the first step towards success in your company, you have clients! So...now what? Everyone knows that retaining current clients is MUCH easier than finding new ones, or is it? Have you put some serious thought into how you are going to keep those clients you worked so hard to get?

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FIRMS, PEOPLE AND TRENDS

  1. New CPA Firm Association Names Executive Director
  2. J.H. Cohn LLP Expands New York Tax Practice
  3. CPA Firm Opens Accounting, Payroll Center in Charlotte, NC
  4. RSM McGladrey Expands to Portland Oregon Market

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