Archive | March, 2013

Return Is Done but you Owe.

It happens, you owe the IRS. What do you do? You can add a check or money order to your paper filed return (Please copy the money order and keep the stub safe.) If you e-filed your return, you should have been given a voucher to mail with your payment. And do put your SSN […]

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Most Large Acquisitions Are Errors

Hubris:  “We can do it better than [the target company].  With additional scale, we will be able to gain operating efficiencies and marketing opportunities. We will be a big company in our industry, and we will control our own destiny.” So some CEOs think.  It is easy to propose a large merger, wave your hands […]

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Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend

This weekend post is intended to make you feel better during this very busy time inside your CPA firm. I find quotations by inspiratonal thinkers, famous people in history, etc. very motivating and comforting. Thoreau lived from 1817 to 1862, yet his quotes (thoughts) still apply so much to the life we live today (except […]

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Extensions

There is only a little over 3 weeks left before your 2012 tax return is due. (We’re back to April 15th this year.) So what if you can’t get your return done in time to file by then? You can file an extension. It can be done electronically or by filing a paper Form 4868 […]

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Sorted Weekly Tweets

Rest of the World   West Australia Set to Stay Liberal Highlighting Gillard’s Plight http://t.co/8Vp0mjPjJt Some Labor policies r perceived 2b anti-mining $$ Mar 07, 2013 Top Stock Kroton’s School-Loans Growth Decelerates http://t.co/NrmeHL4hP9 Brazil goes down the student loan path US has. Better results? $$ Mar 07, 2013 Merkel Looks East for Austerity Allies in […]

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Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – Newsletter

My monthly newsletter went out yesterday. If you are not on the list, you can sign up here. Check out this month’s issue. Articles featured this month are: Firm Leaders – Are You Open, Generous and Connected? Mean, Nice, Strict or Wimpy? New Service From Rita Keller – SurveyCPA. Read Original Post

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Catching Up On the News

Half over or half left, it depends on your point of view. Tax season is at the half way mark. I’m still working away on returns so this post is a collection of little notices and news items. It looks like the remainder of IRS forms will be released to be filed next week. The […]

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