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Friday, April 27, 2012

1.3Gbps Wireless from Netgear

Netgear plans to be the first networking company with a next-generation 1.3 Gbps router (May, $200), based on the as-yet-unratified 802.11ac standard, which is theoretically three times faster than the preceding 802.11n standard.


http://tinyurl.com/89bt5bt

http://tinyurl.com/89bt5bt

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Amended Tax Returns Offer a Second Chance


RIVERWOODS, ILL. (APRIL 25, 2012)

BY MICHAEL COHN, ACCOUNTING TODAY
In case your clients missed a pivotal tax deduction that could have saved them some serious cash, or you need to fix something on an old return to make sure your clients are in compliance with the IRS, filling out the Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Form 1040X) gives taxpayers and preparers another opportunity for an additional refund and potentially avoid headaches triggered by omissions and mistakes.


http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Amended-Tax-Returns-Second-Chance-IRS-CCH-62428-1.html?ET=webcpa:e2419:85046a:&st=email&utm_source=editorial&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WebCPA_Daily_042512

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Amended-Tax-Returns-Second-Chance-IRS-CCH-62428-1.html?ET=webcpa:e2419:85046a:&st=email&utm_source=editorial&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WebCPA_Daily_042512

Monday, April 23, 2012

Perception (2011) gets flurry of views

A 'flurry' of views this morning has moved the December 2011 post entitled 'Perception' to the all-time top ten view list.  The post has link to graphic of AICPA memberships statistics that 'mininform.'


http://taxtechcpa.blogspot.com/2011/12/perception.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

March Retail Sales Surprise Some

Retired economist Scott Grannis often 'sees' trends before others:

http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2012/04/strong-retail-sales.html

7.8 Million Tax Refunds Delayed This Season at IRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. (APRIL 16, 2012)

BY MICHAEL COHN, ACCOUNTING TODAY
The Internal Revenue Service delayed tax refunds early this filing season for 7.8 million tax returns, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also described steep cutbacks in customer service at the IRS.


http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Tax-Refunds-Delayed-IRS-TIGTA-62355-1.html?ET=webcpa:e2394:85046a:&st=email&utm_source=editorial&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WebCPA_Daily_041612

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tax Questions With Answers

By Sandy Block, USA TODAY


Your palms are sweaty, your breathing is labored and you feel a little dizzy. That can only mean one of two things: you're in the front row of a Justin Bieber concert, or you just realized that you've got less than a week to file your 2011 tax return. With the April 17 deadline approaching, we asked members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to answer questions from readers.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/story/2012-04-12/cpas-answers-to-tax-questions/54206848/1

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

World’s smallest full-page color scanner

April 11, 2012
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ScanStik (credit: Planon)
The $160 pen-sized ScanStik just announced by PlanOn System Solutions is a compact portable color scanner for mobile professionals and students.


http://www.kurzweilai.net/worlds-smallest-full-page-color-scanner?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=300981f273-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

Wait, while I print you a house

Italian inventor Enrico Dini has developed a huge 3D printer called D-Shape that can print entire buildings out of sand, The printer sprays a thin layer of sand followed by a layer of magnesium-based binder from hundreds of nozzles on its underside. The glue turns the sand to solid stone, which is built up layer-by-layer from the bottom up to form anything from a sculpture to a sandstone building. (Credit: Monolite UK Ltd.)

http://www.kurzweilai.net/printable-houses-are-coming?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=300981f273-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

IRS Targeting Smaller Businesses-- Here's How To Fight Back

Dean Zerbe, Contributor
I write about tax policy and how it affects business.
4/09/2012 @ 5:21PM |2,851 views



Rocky (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The IRS recently released its enforcement results for 2011.  Based on a number of conversations with senior IRS officials, reviewing the statistics and what we are seeing first hand in our tax controversy practice at alliantgroup – one trend is clear (and will be continuing) — that the IRS is focusing greater resources on small and medium businesses.   However, it is important for these businesses to recognize what the large corporations already know – it often pays to fight the tax man. 



http://www.forbes.com/sites/deanzerbe/2012/04/09/irs-targeting-smaller-businesses-heres-how-to-fight-back/

The computing trend that will change everything


April 10, 2012
The electrical efficiency of computing (the number of computations that can be completed per kilowatt-hour of electricity used) has doubled every year and a half since the dawn of the computer age



http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-computing-trend-that-will-change-everything?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0c3dd0f7e-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Payrolls in U.S. Grow by Estimated 209,000 Workers for March

By Timothy R. Homan - Apr 4, 2012 8:47 AM ET
Companies in the U.S. expanded payrolls in March, showing the labor market is strengthening, according to data from a private report based on payrolls.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-04/adp-estimates-companies-in-u-s-added-209-000-jobs-in-march.html

Monday, April 02, 2012

How Long To Keep Tax Records



http://www.npr.org/people/14562108/bill-chappell


Tax Day 2012 is looming — and after we file our returns, many of us will try to figure out what to do with the seemingly innocuous but possibly crucial documents we use to prepare our returns. Filing electronically can make those records easier to manage. But what should we really keep, and for how long?


http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/04/02/149714051/you-should-keep-tax-records-but-how-and-for-how-long