Prellwitz passes Treasury exam
JUNEAU - Brian Prellwitz of Logan General Tax Practice of Juneau has passed the special enrollment examination administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Prellwitz's success in the two-day exam earned him enrolled agent status with the Internal Revenue Service. The status allows him to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS.
Scudder earns specialist designation
JUNEAU - Doug Scudder, a financial consultant at Smith Barney in Juneau, has earned the firm's financial planning specialist designation.
The training program takes about 50 hours and covers topics such as retirement planning, education planning, income and estate tax planning and investment planning.
Economists said the index shows that while the beleaguered factory sector still has much ground to make up, it is now firmly in recovery mode, helped along by low interest rates and a falling dollar that makes U.S.-produced goods cheaper overseas.