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  • Estate planning – Noncitizen spouses need special tax tools

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: Although U.S. citizens must pay federal gift and estate taxes on their assets, they enjoy important exemptions, exclusions and deductions — particularly if they’re passing assets to a spouse. However, different rules apply to noncitizen spouses. This article explores estate planning strategies for noncitizen residents and resident aliens. A sidebar proposes tax-efficient alternatives to the unlimited marital deduction.

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  • New COSO guidelines focus on fraud — do your clients?

    November / December 2013
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released the long-awaited revision of its Internal Control — Integrated Framework, updating internal control guidelines that dated back to 1992. This article talks about how the new framework is designed to help organizations apply internal controls more broadly to operations and reporting objectives and to develop a better understanding of how to assess internal controls.

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  • E-discovery in the cloud: 3 key issues for attorneys

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: Both individuals and businesses are turning to the Internet “cloud” to store their data. Yet use of the cloud raises some thorny issues related to the discovery of electronic data — known more succinctly as “e-discovery.” Cloud data is not always as easily retrievable for discovery purposes as it is for practical purposes. This article discusses three key issues of which attorneys should be aware.

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  • Track costs, cut spending with fleet management software

    September / October 2012
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: Regardless of how many vehicles are in a fleet, fuel costs and productivity levels can be tricky to manage. That’s why many contractors are turning to fleet management software. This technology allows them to gather a variety of vehicle-related data, enabling them to track costs and cut spending in this often expensive area of a construction business. This article examines how fleet management software collects data and how it can be used to fight fraud and improve job costing.

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  • Go phish: Piecing together e-mail fraud

    Winter 2012
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: The FBI reports that fraudsters are increasingly using technology to target the financial accounts of businesses, resulting in substantial monetary losses. This article looks at “phishing” schemes and their variants, and explains how a fraud expert can help a company beef up its defenses, and perhaps even trace the path of stolen funds after they leave a business account.

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  • Get IT right regardless of economic conditions

    Spring 2010
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: While some cost-cutting measures may be essential in a weak economy, slashing information technology (IT) budgets and expenditures isn’t the way to stay afloat. Smart manufacturers are creating comprehensive IT strategies that allow transparency in all facets of operations and supply chains. IT can also control costs and improve revenue through quality control and compliance. Smart IT investments can improve processes, from the enterprise and engineering stages all the way to the plant floor and distribution centers. Taking these initiatives can help a manufacturing company stay successful regardless of the economic climate.

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  • ADA case turns on participation in accommodation process

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 495

    Abstract: The accommodation process is a key part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But who’s at fault when the single accommodation offered is rejected and no other alternatives are discussed? This was the situation in a case involving a worker who was exposed to chemical fumes as a part of her job, but who rejected an accommodation without offering an alternative.

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