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October 22, 2013

How Accounting Firms are Like Rock Bands

Is your accounting firm more like a famous rock band or a garage band? Angie Grissom and Scott Bradbary of The Rainmaker Companies gave an entertaining keynote speech at Accounting Today’s Growth & Profitability Summit on Monday comparing how many accounting firms can effectively act like rock bands.

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October 18, 2013

Jackson Hewitt Unconcerned about Health Insurance Exchange Glitches

Jackson Hewitt is gearing up this tax season to offer its tax customers help with signing up for the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces, despite the technical problems that have plagued the new exchanges since they launched at the beginning of this month.

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October 16, 2013

Tax Planning after the Tax Extension

Now that the October 15 filing deadline is out of the way for all those many taxpayers who had to file an extension due to the delayed tax season, there are a number of tax planning options for next year.

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October 11, 2013

IFP Offers Financial Planning Help for CPAs

Paul Saganey has been partnering with CPA firms on building their financial planning practices.

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September 26, 2013

Between Big GAAP and Little GAAP, There are Many Gaps

The Financial Accounting Standards Board hopes to reduce some of the complexity of its standards by leveraging the work of its sister organization, the Private Company Council, which has been working to adjust the accounting rules for the scaled-back needs of smaller businesses.

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September 18, 2013

Grant Thornton Warns FASB Leasing Proposals Could Lead to Structuring

Grant Thornton is one of the many firms and organizations weighing in on the lease accounting changes proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board, which would add leases to corporate balance sheets around the world for the first time.

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September 16, 2013

IRS’s Final Repair Regs May be Bad News for Small Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service has released final regulations for repairs of tangible property, providing some benefits for small businesses that were not in the earlier temporary regulations, but also perhaps shutting them out from breaks available to larger companies.

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September 13, 2013

FedEx R&D Tax Credit Settlement May Have Wide Implications

Federal Express was able to work out a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service late last month in a long-running case involving tax credits for research and development, and the case could have broad implications for other companies claiming R&D tax credits for internally developed software.

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September 10, 2013

New Jersey CPAs Offer Twitter Tips on YouTube

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has decided to address the social media trend by giving its members advice on how to leverage Twitter with the help of a slightly older but equally popular Web medium, YouTube.

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August 30, 2013

World’s Best Bookkeeper Ever

Antoinette Tuff, the compassionate bookkeeper who talked a troubled young man out of gunning down the children at the Georgia elementary school where she worked, has set up a fund to help underprivileged children and raised over $100,000.

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