The great thing about election time is that people talk about
the issues and give some thought to what matters most. Whether
your passion is a concern for a strong national defense,
cleaner air and water, alternative energy, social reform,
abortion and family planning, the economy, aid to foreign
countries, mortgage lending, the cost of gasoline, college
funding, health care, or simply the cost of a loaf of bread,
there is something for everyone to discuss and, in many cases, argue.
Here at AccountingWEB we try to stay out of the arguments and
stick to the tax and accounting news, but as the election
approaches, there are still some tax controversies to discuss.
This week we feature information about the candidate's tax
returns, since people seem to think that has an impact on how
well a president can lead the country. And for those who are
interested in how taxes might change under a new leader, The
Americans for Tax Reform Web site has published a comparison chart.
Gail Perry, CPA
Former IRS agent sentenced in snooping case
Earlier this year, Christopher Supple, 40, of Bridgeport, CN,
an Internal Revenue Service officer, was accused of using a
computer in 2002 to access tax information regarding a personal
acquaintance. Supple pleaded guilty before United States
Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford, CN to one count
of unauthorized access to a government computer.
Multi-Task: The Smart Way to Your CPA
Pursuing your CPA designation? Consider simultaneously earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management. Online and onsite classes along with eight-week
sessions make the program easy to fit into your busy life. And this powerful dual credential poises you for
significantly higher-level positions and salaries. Choose the smart combination: Keller Graduate School of
Management and Becker CPA Review. Onsite. Online. On target.
At Keller, you can complete both while saving time, courses and money.
*Check with your state board of accountancy for licensing exam eligibility rules.
- Keller classes may count toward the 150-hour requirement for your CPA.*
- Becker CPA Review's proven methodology is woven into coursework.
- An MBA can advance your accounting career further faster.
Cindy McCain releases tax returns
After months of pressure, Cindy McCain, wife of republican
presidential nominee John McCain, released the summary pages of
her 2006 and 2007 federal income tax returns for public
scrutiny. This information is now available on the McCain
campaign's Web site.
Small Business Tax News
Small Business Tax News is a publication that focuses on maximizing your profits, while legally minimizing your
taxes. Your subscription includes a monthly news and “The Reference Guide,” a notebook of tax briefs on individual
issues, regularly updated. For numerous free reports and a sample issue, visit
www.sbtaxnews.com or call
Take our survey,
Get the results first!
Take AccountingWEB's brief survey about tax software, and sign up to see the results first. On November 7th, AccountingWEB will be publishing the first annual
Tax Software Review. Professional reviewers combined with AccountingWEB readers will determine which software performs the best in a variety of categories.
Take the survey now!
Has Outlook blocked your images?
If you need to right-click one of the images in this e-newsletter to see the pictures it's
easy to set up AccountingWEB.com as a 'safe sender' so you don't have to do this every time
you receive an e-newsletter. Select the Actions-Junk Mail menu and pick either the 'Add
Sender' or 'Add Sender's Domain' option.