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  • When Less Cash Is a Good Thing

    Registering a slight boost in capital expenditures, companies may be starting to display belief in an economic recovery. January 20, 2011

  • Spreadsheets: Tame Pivot Table Sequencing

    How to solve the headache of sorting pivot table and filtered data as new data is added to worksheets. January 19, 2011

  • Earn-out Sale Gets a Speedy Basis Recovery

    Guidance from the IRS allowed one partnership involved in a sale tied to earn-outs to use an alternative method of basis recovery to accelerate tax benefits. January 18, 2011

  • Spreadsheets: Highlighting Formula Cells

    It takes a bit of Visual Basic to use conditional formatting, but it is possible to highlight formula cells. However, you'll want to use an old Visual Basic trick to get the job done. January 12, 2011

  • Payments to Foreign Issuers May Be Taxed

    When U.S. depository institutions pay the expenses of issuers of ADR programs, tax may be withheld under certain circumstances. January 10, 2011

  • Guilty of Being a CFO

    An appeals court's reversal of a CFO's fraud conviction challenges prosecutors who suggested his professional expertise implied fraudulent intent. January 10, 2011

  • SEC Taps Audit Oversight Chief

    Ending a year and a half of limbo at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the SEC's Mary Schapiro announces a new PCAOB chair and the filling of two board slots. January 7, 2011

  • How Not to Create Private-Company GAAP

    A favored approach to establishing "little GAAP" for private U.S. companies is way off target. January 6, 2011

  • Spreadsheets: Conditional Format a Chart

    If you want to change the chart color for positive or negative, there is a built-in solution. January 5, 2011

  • Why Some Foreign Stock Purchases Flunk the Tax Code Test

    If you're planning to shelter capital gains generated by an ADR purchase, take a look at why Compaq's stock purchase seems to fail the tax code's economic substance test. January 3, 2011

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