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    1. AICPA asks Congress to pass tax corrections legislation | Accounting Today

      The American Institute of CPAs wants Congress to reintroduce legislation to make various technical corrections in the tax laws. In a letter Wednesday, the AICPA urged leaders of Congress’s tax committees, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, to reintroduce the Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2016. It was originally introduced last December in both houses of Congress by Democrats and Republicans.

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    2. Cumberland CID plans $5M ‘Urban Gateway Park’ south of SunTrust Park

      The Cumberland Community Improvement District has issued a request for qualifications for a company to create a $5 million “Urban Gateway Park” south of SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves.

      The RFQ issued March 17 seeks qualified consulting firms to work on rehabilitating the southernmost unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), known as the Paces Mill/Palisades Unit, in south Cobb County, Ga.

      “The secluded park unit is easily accessible, but is tucked…

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    3. What are Atlanta’s real estate hotspots of 2017?

      Cobb County residents may be concerned about rising property taxes but SunTrust Park is likely one of the main reasons home prices in Smyrna are rising.

      According to RE/MAX Georgia, Metro Atlanta’s real-estate market continues to make substantial gains, with home sales and prices showing no signs of slowing down. The company recently surveyed its brokers and analyzed data provided by the local Metro Atlanta First Multiple Listing Service to determine what cities will be most in demand in 2017.…

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    4. Is Your HR Data Secure? 5 Questions to Ask IT | CPA Practice Advisor

      It can be comforting to think that the people safeguarding the HR files stored on your network have it all under control. Before you add even one more sensitive file to the server, find out just how secure your systems truly are by asking IT these questions: 1. Who here knows how a hacker thinks? Someone needs to be able to tap into the mindset of the bad guys and stay on top of the techniques they would likely use to access your data. Has IT assigned someone to try to get in and do their worst?

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    5. Four Georgia companies make Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

      If you’re looking for a job in Georgia where the employees are happiest, you have four options.

      The 2017 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list includes three companies in Atlanta and one in Columbus, Ga. Check them out below and click on the company name to read Fortune’s review.

      No. 56 -- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta No. 63 -- Delta Air Lines Inc.(NYSE: DAL) No. 65 -- Alston & Bird No. 91 -- Aflac Inc.(NYSE: AFL)

      Rankings are based on employee ratings of their workplace…

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    6. Place Properties/H. J. Russell to develop $51 million MARTA King Memorial Station project

      MARTA tapped Place Properties/H. J. Russell & Co. to develop the $51.3 million King Memorial Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD). The development will include about 400 apartments units (with 20 percent earmarked as affordable housing) and 10,000 square feet of retail space. The project breaks ground later in 2017. The multi-story modular project is the first of its kind in Atlanta to be co-located with a transit hub, MARTA says.

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    7. AICPA Hails Reintroduction of Mobile Workforce Legislation in U.S. House and Senate

      AICPA Hails Reintroduction of Mobile Workforce Legislation in U.S. House and Senate

      WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) endorsed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017 introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The companion bills, H.R. 1393 and S. 540, were introduced by Representatives Mike Bishop (R-Mich.) and Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). H.R. 1393 was introduced with 22 original co-sponsors and S. 540 had 18 original co-sponsors.

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    8. More Self-Employed are Incorporating… Should You?

      More Self-Employed are Incorporating… Should You?

      The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a remarkable trove of data. The BLS tracks everything from wages by occupation to the national unemployment rate to the consumer price index. The information is publicly available and credible which is a surprisingly rare combination. The reports are useful to business owners of all sizes and professions.

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    9. UGA: Hispanic buying power in U.S. soars to $1.4 trillion

      Hispanic buying power in the United States in 2016 was larger than the gross domestic product of Mexico, according to a new report from The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

      The school’s latest Multicultural Economy Report estimates the nation’s total buying power reached $13.9 trillion in 2016 and predicts it will hit $16.6 trillion by 2021, with minority groups making the fastest gains.

      Hispanic buying power grew from $495 billion in 2000 to $1.4 trillion in 2016, according…

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