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12/2/2016

Employers added 178,000 jobs in November, according to a report from the Labor Department. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.6%, its lowest point since August 2007.

12/2/2016

The Internal Revenue Service has launched an online tool that allows individual taxpayers to get their account balances online, including tax due, penalties, and interest. The tool uses a similar authentication process as the IRS' other online programs, such as Get Transcript Online, to ensure taxpayers' identities.

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Internal Revenue Service
12/2/2016

The AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee issued new working drafts Thursday addressing issues that financial statement preparers in the gaming and airline industries may face during implementation of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new revenue recognition standard.

12/2/2016

Each year many exempt organizations, including charities, are required to file IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. This form is complex and extensive -- containing more than 300 pages of instructions and 300 possible questions.

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AICPA Insights
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IRS, income tax
12/2/2016

If you want to give out holiday gifts to your employees, consider brainstorming with them about what they would like. At the same time, remember to provide them with intangible gifts such as latitude, respect and flexibility.

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Forbes
12/2/2016

Regulations in the United States to combat money laundering are well developed and robust, according to an evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force. But the evaluation concluded that some gaps exist in the regulatory framework.

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money laundering
12/1/2016

Noisy or messy eaters and technological problems are among chief distractions in the workplace, according to a survey of UK small-business workers. Such distractions can diminish productivity, especially because statistics show they cause employee departure.

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BBC
12/1/2016

A Financial Accounting Standards Board proposal on targeted improvements to accounting for hedging activities would make hedge accounting simpler, according to the AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee.

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AICPA, FASB
12/1/2016

Buying lunch every day costs Americans an average of $2,200 a year. That's a lot to spend on soggy lettuce and balsamic vinaigrette. Learn tips to help you cut lunch costs so you can put that money toward financial goals both big and small.

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AICPA Insights
12/1/2016

The average holiday bonus will be $1,081 in 2016, about 25% larger than last year, according to recruiting agency Accounting Principals. Also, 75% of human resources executives polled said their companies would be handing out holiday bonuses this year, compared with 67% in 2015.