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At least for now, death will not be a taxable event in 2010

Democrats in Congress have been scrambling to keep the scheduled change in estate tax law from taking effect on January 1, 2010. As it stands, the estate tax is due to be repealed as of the first of the new year.

Holiday tipping in a lean year. Who? How much? And… do you have to?

Leaner budget this year? This is the time of year when you normally tip certain people in your life that you might not tip the rest of the year. But do you know what is customary?

Bullying in the workplace is an international issue

If you thought you left bullying behind along with jump ropes and gym uniforms, think again. The Workplace Bullying Institute, yes there is such a thing, reported last year that 37 percent of the U.S workforce or 54 million employees are being bullied now or have been bullied at the workplace at some point during their careers.

Back to school shoppers planning to spend less this year

Retailers, hoping to boost sales, started bringing out back-to-school merchandise in June, just as the last school bells were ringing before summer vacation. The back-to-school shopping season usually lasts from mid-July until September, but this year 52 percent of consumers had already begun shopping for the coming school year by mid-July, up from 33 percent in 2007, according to a report from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., the Chicago Tribune reports.

For most states, stimulus payments will mean added revenue

The economic stimulus payments that taxpayers have received will not be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service but some of this money may end up in the coffers of individual states, which are free to decide how to treat the payments. Few will tax the money directly as income - currently, only Alabama is considering this option - but most anticipate additional revenue from sales or excise taxes, or indirectly, in some states, from a decrease in a deduction.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 22

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 22December 24, 1999http://www.accountingweb.comIn the headlines this week:1. Unlock The Secrets of Excel With This Tutorial - Download Now!2. E&Y To Pay $335 Million To Settle Lawsuit3. CPA-Client Privilege Being Challenged in Colorado4. Now's A Good Time To Review Your/Your Client's Overtime Policy5. The Process For Raising Capital Has Just Been Simplified6.

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