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- Clients Deeply Dissatisfied With Professional Service Providers
- S&P Launches New Online Tools to Assist Investors
- Texas Society of CPAs Speaks Out About Foreign Outsourcing Trends
- Software Firms, California at Odds Over Free E-Filing Services
- Non-Big Four Accounting Firm Places 2nd in U.S. Audit Rankings
- House Passes Bill That Would Limit Spam, Punish Violators
- IRS Issues New Guides For Charitable Organizations
- Combating Abusive Tax Shelters: A Summary
- GAO Report, IRS Has "Material Weaknesses" in Security Controls
- Changes Allow More Small Businesses to Qualify For Assistance
- CPA Firm Delivers Consultative Service "Commitment to Excellence"
- Book Recommendation: Leader to Leader: Enduring Insights on Leadership
- Tips For Creating an Effective Employee Incentive Program
- How to Write a Press Release For Your Firm
- How to Stay Motivated Day in and Day Out
- Premium Members Save $75 Off The 2004 Tax Tips Ticker
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"The "knowledge industry" of accountants, lawyers and
professional services providers does not seem to grasp the
magnitude of the problem," said Mac McManus survey author and principal of Ross McManus. "This is a wakeup call to these consultants, who will need to change this perception or face the consequences of lost business."
Standard & Poor's, a leading provider of independent investment research, ratings and indices, announced today that it has launched a comprehensive set of global online information and analyses on mutual funds aimed at helping individual investors make more informed investment decisions.
In a recent letter to Scott Voynich, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the AICPA, the Executive Board of the Texas Society of CPAs has expressed concern over the growing trend of CPAs outsourcing services to foreign countries. What do you think about this trend?
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Companies that sell tax-preparation software are viewing
California's year-old, Internet-based tax system as an unfair threat to their business.
Chicago based Grant Thornton, one of the six global accounting organizations, placed second in quarterly audit gains recently.
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