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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Small Accounting Firms Shop for "Safe" Companies
  2. Tax Season Stress Busters...Part One
  3. Tips to Guard Against Identity Theft Vulnerability
  4. IRS Rebuts Those Making Frivolous Arguments on Paying Taxes
  5. CFOs Must File Internal-Control Certifications, Despite Extension
  6. Minorities, Women See Greater Opportunities on Corp. Boards
  7. Be Wary of Unlicensed Tax Preparers
  8. Domestic Partner Benefits Becoming Commonplace in Corp. America
  9. Don't Ignore Tax Implications During Technology Purchases
  10. Push is on to Require Finance Education in High Schools
  11. Best Practices in Effectively Administering Employee Surveys
  12. IRS Clarifies Retirement Savings Contributions Credit
  13. AICPA Calls for Delay in IRS Mandated Electronic Tax Filing

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  2. You Can't Learn the Most Important Business Skill in School
  3. "Why Doesn't Your Old Resume Work Anymore?"

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Small Accounting Firms Shop for "Safe" Companies

Smaller accounting firms are scrutinizing potential clients like never before. Accounting firms of all sizes and their clients are approaching each other far differently than they did in the pre-Enron business environment.

  1. Tax Season Stress Busters...Part One

Here are some ideas to help ease the stress of tax season from the members of AccountingWEB.com.

  1. Tips to Guard Against Identity Theft Vulnerability

The average victim of identity theft spends about $4,800 and 30 hours to rectify effects of the crime, according to a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study.

  1. IRS Rebuts Those Making Frivolous Arguments on Paying Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service this week issued guidance describing and rebutting frivolous arguments taxpayers should avoid when filing their tax returns.

  1. CFOs Must File Internal-Control Certifications, Despite SOX Extension

The chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) of certain midsize and foreign public companies must still execute and file certifications about their internal controls under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, even though the Securities and Exchange Commission last week gave them an extra year to comply with Section 404.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Minorities, Women See Greater Opportunities on Corp. Boards
  2. Be Wary of Unlicensed Tax Preparers
  3. Domestic Partner Benefits Becoming Commonplace in Corp. America
  4. Don't Ignore Tax Implications During Technology Purchases
  5. Push is on to Require Finance Education in High Schools
  6. Best Practices in Effectively Administering Employee Surveys
  7. IRS Clarifies Retirement Savings Contributions Credit
  8. AICPA Calls for Delay in IRS Mandated Electronic Tax Filing

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  1. Performance Appraisals...Taking it to The Next Level!

  1. You Can't Learn the Most Important Business Skill in School

  1. "Why Doesn't Your Old Resume Work Anymore?"

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  2. Minorities, Women See Greater Opportunities on Corp. Boards
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