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More worried people = more interruptions for you


March 19, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fringe benefits, Hiring & training staff, Latest news & views, T&E

Nervous vendors eager for payment. Cash-strapped employees who need their checks yesterday in order to pay their bills. When people have shaky finances, it means more phone calls and questions for Accounting pros.

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Spreadsheet fixes to reduce errors, save time


March 18, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Special report

man-entering-maze

With the amount of financial info you have to track, a spreadsheet is one of your most potent tools. But the more important (and complicated) a spreadsheet is, the more likely it is to have one of these major flaws.

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Why you’ll soon be paying a little less


March 18, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views

IRS is dropping its interest rates for under- and overpayments, starting April 1.

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2 ways to quench job burnout


March 16, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views

When people are stressed, job burnout becomes a bigger risk — for your staffers and maybe even for you personally.

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Automatic 401(k) enrollment: Final regs issued


March 13, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Fringe benefits, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

New regs have been released for companies implementing automatic enrollment and contribution programs for their employees.

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One ‘vendor’ that’s giving up on collection calls


March 12, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

IRS is eliminating its private debt collection program after three years. But that doesn’t mean those back taxes will go uncollected.

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Risk of swindles is higher this year — 3 ways to fight back


March 11, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Special report

bankruptcy

Chances are you’ll face more security threats this year. Are you ready? 

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IRS looking for problems with 401(k) plan compliance


March 10, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Fringe benefits, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: IRS has a new compliance issue it’s investigating, and it may have questions for you.

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Ready for the next audit? Think again


March 4, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Special report

Best Practices for Controls and Procedures

You think you have your bases covered for the next audit. But chances are your boss doesn’t have the same faith in you.

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COBRA credit: How to claim what you’re due


February 27, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: April 15 2010, Best practices, Fringe benefits, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

IRS is moving quickly: Here are the details on how to claim the credit for COBRA premiums you’ll have to pay for recently laid-off workers.

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