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Find peer advice, partner insights, and industry updates – all here in the CBD blog, ‘At The Helm’! With contributions from our entire team, we blog about the things that interest you.

A Gift from Uncle Sam: Congress Passes the Extenders Package

In the spirit of the holidays, the federal government is giving taxpayers another reason to celebrate: Congress has passed a better-than-expected tax law that goes beyond a one-year extension of key tax breaks. Several provisions may produce significant savings for taxpayers in 2015. Here are the details on which expired tax provisions have been extended and for how long.

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A Gift from Uncle Sam: Congress Passes the Extenders Package

In the spirit of the holidays, the federal government is giving taxpayers another reason to celebrate: Congress has passed a better-than-expected tax law that goes beyond a one-year extension of key tax breaks. Several provisions may produce significant savings for taxpayers in 2015. Here are the details on which expired tax provisions have been extended and for how long.

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Complying with the New-and-Improved Telemarketing Sales Rule

Businesses that promote goods and services by making (or receiving) phone calls may be subject to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). Several changes to this law designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous telemarketers go into effect in 2016. Rumors have emerged that the changes could restrict legitimate forms of electronic payment. Here, we address this misconception and summarize how businesses can stay TSR-compliant.

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Complying with the New-and-Improved Telemarketing Sales Rule

Businesses that promote goods and services by making (or receiving) phone calls may be subject to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). Several changes to this law designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous telemarketers go into effect in 2016. Rumors have emerged that the changes could restrict legitimate forms of electronic payment. Here, we address this misconception and summarize how businesses can stay TSR-compliant.

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Make the Most of Year-End Physical Inventory Counts

As December 31 approaches, it’s time for many companies to perform one of management’s least favorite chores: physical inventory counts. Proactive companies see this activity as an opportunity to improve their operational efficiency. Here’s how you can get more from these counts, as well as details on a simplified accounting method that some businesses may be eligible to use when valuing inventory in the future.

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