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Intacct Online Accounting to Proceed with October Dates for Net Gain 2001 Accounting Visionary Conference

--Plans for Monterey Event Remain On Schedule; Focuses on Online Accounting and Advances in Online Business Service Offerings--October 1, 2001 (Los Gatos, Calif.)— Intacct Corporation, the leading provider of online professional accounting solutions, today announced that despite new Federal air travel security procedures, the Annual Net Gain Accounting Visionary Conference will take place as planned from October 25-27, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California.

Intacct Web-based Accounting Releases Automated, Customized Link to CCH Tax Preparation Software

--Leading provider of online accounting solution cuts CPA workloads with customized link to the profession’s most recognized tax preparation software program--October 1, 2001 (Los Gatos, Calif.)-Intacct Corporation, the leading provider of online professional accounting solutions, today announced the public release of its automated, customized link to CCH ProSystem fx Tax business products, the leading tax preparation software solutions among the nation’s 40,000 CPA firms.
Tax

Disaster Victims Entitled to Rapid Tax Refund

The IRS allows an itemized deduction for certain unreimbursed losses resulting from casualties and thefts. When a disaster loss occurs in an area that has been designated by the President of the U.S. as a Federal disaster area, as is the case in the five boroughs of New York and Arlington, Virginia, due to the recent terrorist attacks, individuals who suffer casualty losses stemming from the disaster may take certain steps to rapidly recover tax benefits.

New York CPAs Have Message for AICPA

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) has passed a resolution encouraging its members who belong to the council of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to oppose any attempt on the part of the AICPA to delay or rescind plans for a membership-wide vote on the proposed global credential, currently referred to as the XYZ credential.In addition, the NYSSCPA is calling for the AICPA to arrange for an independent firm to tally the votes on the XYZ credential.
Education & Careers

Active Job Seekers = Successful Job Seekers

Why it makes sense to do more than just send out your resume and wait for your next opportunity!By Sarah Werley There are two types of job seekers in the employment world, and a year ago both were pretty successful. But today, as the job market shrinks and competition for a good position gets tough, only one of those types is going to continue to be successful. Type A is the passive job seeker, who sends out a few resumes and may post their resume online. They then sit back and wait for the employers to come to them.

Industry Profile Confirmation

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AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 114

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 114September 28, 2001This Newswire Sponsored by:EPS SoftwareTHIS WEEK'S NEWS FROM ACCOUNTINGWEB1. GAAP Rules Will Change as Result of Terrorist Attacks2. AICPA Calls for Volunteers3. Intuit Announces New Software and Strategies4. France Gives Support to 'XYZ'5. Crowe Chizek Provides New Service to Football Fans6.
Education & Careers

2001 - 2002 CPA Exam Dates and Helpful Information

Examination Dates 2001: November 7-8, 2001Examination Dates 2002: May 8-9, 2002November 6-7, 2002 Examination Schedule:Business Law & Professional ResponsibilitiesWednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AuditingWednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Accounting & Reporting; and Taxation, Managerial, and Governmental and Not-for-profit AccountingThursday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Financial Accounting & ReportingThursday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Technology

H.D. Vest Discontinues Free Online Tax Prep

H.D. Vest Financial Services will no longer offer its free online tax preparation services, the company stated in a recent press announcement. Those who filed their tax returns using the free online service will continue to have access to their online information for three years after the filing date of the tax return. The free service was created with the hope of driving business to the other financial services offered by H.D.

New VP for Coalition for Affordable Accounting

Appleton, WI. (September 27, 2001) -- The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) is pleased to announce that on September 20, Charles Helms was elected Vice President of the Coalition for Affordable Accounting. Larry Gray, president of NATP, congratulated Mr.
Technology

Online Resource for Business Start-Ups

The Wall Street Journal's StartupJournal is the place to go for entrepreneurs who are starting a new business or buying a franchise.

AICPA Calls for Volunteers

Dear Financial Planning Practitioner: With the recent tragic events in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania still reverberating across this country, the AICPA’s Board of Directors, its staff and its members have been deeply affected. Included in the thousands of people affected by this tragedy, we are currently aware of many CPAs who worked in the World Trade Center and the immediate area. Thus, the AICPA wants to help all of the survivors and families of victims get through this crisis with our contributions and our expertise.
Technology

Michigan Legislators Vote to Tax Internet Sales

The Michigan House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow Michigan to join other states in creating a uniform, nationwide system of collecting and enforcing sales tax on online sales. The bill passed 57-50, and now heads for the Senate.Conservative Republicans voted against the bill and spoke out after the vote. "The people don't want this policy. Government wants this policy," explained Rep.
Tax

National Business Group Urges Tax Cuts Now

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation's oldest and largest broad-based industrial trade association, is urging Congress to consider accelerating the tax cuts that were made into law last year.NAM President, Jerry Jasinowski, explained that the nation was on the brink of recession before the recent terrorist attacks, and cautioned that those attacks likely pushed the economy into a recession.
Community News

Sage Acquires Fund Accounting Software Provider MIP

Sage, a leading U.S. provider of business management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, has acquired not-for-profit accounting software giant, Micro Information Products (MIP).MIP markets NPS Intro, NPS Pro, and the Advantage NonProfit Series.

Employee Fraud: It Goes with the Job

Grant Thornton looks at the types of employee fraud that can affect your business.According to recent surveys, 60% of all white collar crime is committed by employees against their own companies. For every possible type of employee fraud that you can think of, you can bet that there are a dozen more.

XYZ Talk - Global Business Credential Open Forum

XYZ Talk - Open ForumPresented by Kendall Wheeler and Susan BradleyThursday, September 27, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming sessions.

SBA Offers Assistance for Terrorism Victims

Businesses of all sizes, homeowners, renters (including apartments, condominiums and cooperatives) and nonprofit organizations in the areas devastated by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may be eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

CPA Organizations Offer Assistance for Terrorism Victims

New Jersey CPA SocietyThe New Jersey Society of CPAs has published a booklet, "Disaster Recovery Guide: A Resource for Individuals and Businesses," in which information is offered to businesses in need of replacing personal documents, documenting damage and losses for insurance claims, avoiding disaster-related fraud, and covering losses by amending tax returns.
Education & Careers

Scholarship Winners Announced

Accountemps, the world's first and largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have announced the winners of the 2001-2002 Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship.The two first-place recipients -- Kimberlyn Gall of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Marisa Neste of Seattle Pacific University -- each received $2,500 toward their education.

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