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9/22/2017

Congressional momentum is growing for a deal to reduce taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Issues that haven't been resolved include the plan's impact on the budget deficit and whether to pursue permanent tax cuts.

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9/22/2017

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has charted its course for standards development by adding projects on distinguishing liabilities and equity, financial-performance reporting, and segment reporting to its technical agenda.

9/22/2017

A number of wellness plans and health-plan arrangements are being marketed to employers as a way to reduce employment and income taxes. But, as the Internal Revenue Service recently warned, these plans often do not deliver promised tax benefits and can lead to unexpected tax liabilities.

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Tax Insider
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9/22/2017

Tax season invariably is challenging for many CPAs. But there are ways to minimize the pain. Watch this video for tips.

9/22/2017

The Equifax breach is a recent reminder that dealing with data breaches is as much about culture and leadership as it is about network security, write Daniel Dobrygowski and Walter Bohmayr. Changes in thinking are necessary, including abandonment of the idea that privacy and security are mutually exclusive, they write.

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CNBC
9/22/2017

Developing a roster of loyal, high-quality clients is no simple task. Learn about association resources available to help you enhance visibility of your firm's services.

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AICPA Insights
9/22/2017

Addressing a performance issue with a direct report who is abrasive with others requires careful planning and a fact-based approach. Here are several tips for a successful conversation.

9/21/2017

Accepting that perfection is impossible is one of the most important steps to building resilience, Lauren Ruef writes. Maintain the belief that you can outgrow shortcomings through hard work and appreciate processes instead of just results, she advises.

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Entrepreneur online
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9/21/2017

Atlanta-based credit-reporting agency Equifax's response to a recently disclosed data breach "has been less than stellar," writes IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. The company "has struggled to manage the fallout, with seemingly new revelations compounding its woes on a daily basis."

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9/21/2017

Good facilitators don't have to be formal leaders -- they just need to be able to bring people together to work toward solutions. There are many ways to facilitate effectively, including forgoing an agenda, using small groups to collaborate and providing more information in a written format than through speaking, Brandon Klein writes.

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Fast Company online
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