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    News from McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.
Sales/Use Tax - Iowa
New rules have been adopted for certain manufacturing supplies and replacement parts. Can you benefit from these cost savings?

A Gift with a Purpose
As we are soon approaching Christmas, with Black Friday now past, we are facing the difficult task of buying for others.  I think most of us would admit that gift-giving can be a stressful part of the Christmas season.  If this applies to you, I would like to share some other meaningful ideas you might consider.

Register Now! Retirement Planning - Getting A Step Ahead
Register for a complimentary breakfast seminar! Up next: Retirement Planning - Getting A Step Ahead


MHC&S Holiday Project
This year, McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith is supporting our client Joppa Outreach for our holiday project. View the full article for details.

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FBI Case Exposes Massive Telefraud Scheme
  Your telephone could become a tool for fraudsters to steal your money, if you're unaware of the latest ploys and fail to apply a healthy dose of skepticism when answering calls from unfamiliar sources. Here's the story of a recent FBI indictment of a multinational fraud ring that caused millions of dollars in losses in the United States — and information on how to avoid becoming the next telefraud victim.

Survey Reveals Most Drug, Alcohol Abusers Work Full-Time
  Most of the nation's illicit drug users and heavy alcohol drinkers hold full-time jobs, according to one study released by the federal government. These employees are less productive and more prone to harming themselves and others in the workplace. What can an employer do to help prevent liability and the costly consequences of drugs and alcohol? Which industries have the most substance abuse among employees? For the answers, as well as the survey results, click "Full Article."

    Business Finance
Increase Your Chances of Success
  Businesses sometimes fail simply because of poor cash management. You need cash flow statements and projections to make sound decisions, to assist with financing and to interest investors in your business. For an explanation of how these financial documents can help your company, click "Full Article."

    Health Care
Talk with Your Patients to Help them Heal
  From the moment a patient is admitted to a hospital, staff should be comforting and personal, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University. What is called "etiquette-based communications" can help people recover more quickly, make their hospital stays more comfortable and provide doctors with more information. Here are results of the research.