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Editor's Picks: Letters After Your Name; Making Employees Happy; Vocation Value

Fri Sep 12 14:09:59 PDT 2014

Here's some (working?) weekend reading for you. Going Concern How To Add Any Website to Your iPhone or Android Home ScreenOpen Items How Many Letters After Your Name Is Too Many?...

How to Pay Your Bitcoin Taxes

Fri Sep 12 09:48:07 PDT 2014

How do you calculate taxes owed on what the IRS calls convertible virtual currency? Experts may argue about what virtual currencies are, but at the end of the day, the IRS wants its cut....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

Fri Sep 12 09:27:07 PDT 2014

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more....

Marketing Plan Is the Key to Prioritization

Fri Sep 12 04:20:41 PDT 2014

As a marketing professional, I caution you to learn to prioritize. No matter how small your firm may be, you need to make time to write a marketing plan that can guide your activities. Create a blueprint that can provide consistency and structure....

IRS Reaches Direct Pay Milestone in 2014

Thu Sep 11 11:54:10 PDT 2014

More than 1 million tax payments have been processed, and more than $1.7 billion have been received, so far in 2014 through IRS Direct Pay, a free online payment system that debuted earlier this year, the tax agency announced on Wednesday....

What Happens When Accountants Get Religion

Thu Sep 11 09:51:46 PDT 2014

Many professionals find themselves worshipping on weekends, saying thanks and being involved in the community. Can this lead to business? Yes?if you don't directly prospect and keep it low-key....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: IRS Chief Chastised Over Remark Made During Hearing

Thu Sep 11 09:26:05 PDT 2014

The menu for Sept. 11 features specials on Munger defends Buffett on Burger King deal, PwC and Crowe Horwath face lawsuit over Colonial Bank collapse, US Chamber gauges voter sentiment on tax code, and more....

The 4 Ways to Attract Top Recruits to Your Firm

Thu Sep 11 04:16:56 PDT 2014

Don't think that all new accountants only want to work for the Big Four. Small and midsized firms have plenty of advantages. The trick is knowing what to offer the best candidates....

Poll: US Voters Back Congressional Action on Inversions

Wed Sep 10 13:20:53 PDT 2014

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found that 59 percent of registered voters think Congress should enact legislation that would ?penalize and discourage? US companies from shifting their headquarters overseas to cut their US tax bill....

Microsoft Adds Key Features to Excel for iPad

Wed Sep 10 09:35:52 PDT 2014

Our Excel expert takes a fresh look at Excel for iPad and happily discovers that in the past months Microsoft has added some key elements. Mobile spreadsheet users are now in a much better place....

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