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PWC Lands High Profile Client Advisor

Bill Archer, former chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and Texas Congressman for the past thirty years, has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior policy advisor. Archer will provide advice to the firm's clients on Federal policy matters and will also focus on trade and international tax issues. He will work with the firm's international offices and global clients on a wide variety of issues facing multinational corporations.Archer will be based in Washington, DC in the firm's Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) practice.
Workplace Fitness

Stressed Out? Take a Break!

Don't let busy season get the best of you. AccountingWEB has assembled some of our favorite articles and resources that may help you beat the blues and stay healthy and happy during the final weeks ahead. Busy Season Stress BustersMore Busy Season Stress BustersPower Napping and Relaxation Tips!

Three New Partners Add Functionality to Intacct

Leading provider of web-based accounting service extends cost savings through partnerships with Inductis, and Perfect PortalJan. 9, 2001 (Los Gatos, Calif.) – Intacct Corporation, the leading provider of professional-strength, web-based accounting and related online business services, today announced three strategic partnerships that extend the cost-savings and convenience of the Intacct accounting service to other key business functions.

Providing Financial Services - Avoiding The Ten Traps

A few years ago, one of my clients decided to get into the lucrative business of financial services. After all, financial services companies have been competing with CPAs in the accounting and tax business for years. Partners selected one owner to become the financial services “guru” for the firm.
Community News

Accounting Issues in Government Contracting, with Ron Crowe

Accounting Issues in Government ContractingPresented by Ron Crowe of DeltekJanuary 18, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming sessions.Summary"Accounting Issues in Government Contracting" addressed these points and more: Tracking of costs according to federal government requirements Differences from standard cost accounting Contractor accou

FMLA - Balancing the Needs of Families and Employers

A recent Department of Labor report released January 9th, 2001, assessed the overall effectiveness of the FMLA in “meeting the needs of employees without imposing undue burden on employers”.
Community News

Veteran Consultant Don Istvan Has Died

Donald Istvan, a consultant to the accounting profession for many years, has died at age 69 at his home in Barrington, Illinois.Born August 15, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, he passed away Friday, January 5, 2001 at home. From 1972-1992, Don was a professor at the DePaul University School of Accountancy who taught the basics of accounting to first-year students. He was also President of D.F. Istvan Associates, Inc., a consulting company, until his retirement in 1995. Partners with Citibank

Skokie, IL January 15, 2001., the nation's only 100% Web-based payroll system, has been selected by Citibank, the number one credit card issuer in the U.S., to be part of the new CitiBusiness® Card Year-End Bonus program. Through a special program launched in November, Citibank's CitiBusiness® Platinum Select® MasterCard® expanded its menu of unique solutions and benefits for small businesses with a package of significant savings and valuable deals available exclusively to its cardmembers.

Salary Gap Between CFOs and CEOs Narrowing

A survey conducted by Maryland based Panel Publishers reveals that CFO compensation has been surging over the last four years in small to medium sized companies. The overall growth of CFO salaries at many of these companies reflects the economic expansion of the last few years. The survey also found an impressive rise in CFO stock option awards as a percentage of salary. Over the last four years, CFOs’ median total direct compensation as a percentage of what their CEOs earn rose 10 percent at the surveyed firms.

Software Giant, Microsoft, Says, 'Do It Yourself!'

In any other walk of life, a company that tried to market a series of do-it-yourself troubleshooting guides to its products would would be criticized for not providing adequate customer service. Not so in the IT world!Microsoft Press has just published the first seven titles in a new Troubleshooting series, covering topics such as Windows and Windows 2000, MS Office applications and PC hardware problems, and featuring step-by-step instructions and checklists to enable the average home user to solve most problems.

QuickBooks Offers Training Course via the Web

Intuit and DigitalThink, a provider of e-learning solutions, are now offering a QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro training program via the Web. "QuickBooks training on the Web is one more way Intuit is making it easier for small business owners to learn more about all QuickBooks has to offer - anytime, anywhere," said QuickBooks spokesman, Peter Karpas.

Giant Leap for IRA Simplification

New proposed regulations issued by the Treasury Department offer to do away with the complicated task of calculating IRA distributions. No longer will taxpayers have to rely on complicated life expectancy tables, nor will beneficiaries have to be locked in forever.The required distributions will henceforth be determined from a single tax table which produces the smallest required minimum distribution allowed under the old rules.
Practice Management

Using Industry Profiles to Improve Your Business, with Wil Brawley and Michelle Golden

Using Industry Profiles for Sales Call Preparation, Business Valuations, Audits and More!Presented by Wil BrawleyVice President of Marketing for First Research and Michelle Golden, President of Golden Marketing Resources

Life Expectancy Tables

IRS Life Expectancy Table I, Single Life ExpectancyIRS Life Expectancy Table II, Joint Life and Last Survivor Expectancy, Ages 35-44IRS Life Expectancy Table II, Joint Life and Last Survivor Expectancy, Ages 45-54IRS Life Expectancy Table II, Joint Life and Last Survivor Expecta

Applicable Federal Rates

Applicable Federal Rates, January 2001Current Revenue Ruling affecting Applicable Federal Rates (Rev. Rul. 2001-3, January 2001)Applicable Federal Rates, Prior YearsAFRs from 1990 through 2000

Earned Income Tax Tables, 1999 and 2000

2000 limits for Earned Income Credit: $10,380 for workers age 25 to 64 with no qualifying children$27,413 for workers of any age with one qualifying child$31,152 for workers with two or more qualifying children.2000 Earned Income Credit Table, $1 to $8,8002000 Earned Income Credit Table, $8,800 to $22,2502000 Ea

Tax Tip: New 1040 Checkbox Reduces IRS Notices

A new checkbox feature on this year's tax forms will give taxpayers the option of allowing their paid preparers to directly answer tax processing questions.

Automatically Delete Unwanted E-Mail Using Outlook

Do you remember the ILOVEYOU Virus? By using the Outlook Rules Wizard you could have deleted any and all of those unwanted messages.
Community News

McGladrey Joins Forces with Morgan Keegan

RSM McGladrey, Inc., a national accounting, tax and consulting firm, and Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., a leading investment firm, have announced a strategic alliance to serve the business advice and financial services needs of community banks."We serve approximately 1,000 community banks nationwide," said Jim Koltveit, executive vice president of RSM McGladrey's Financial Institutions Group.


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