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D&T Survey Reports Excellent Holiday Buying Season

The 15th annual Consumer and Retailer Mood Survey: Retail Holiday Outlook poll conducted by Deloitte & Touche and the National Retail Federation has extremely positive results for retailers.The survey reports that an overwhelming 82 percent of respondents plan to spend more during the holiday season than last year.
Tax

Clairvoyance! Convince Your Clients You Can Read Minds!

Join Eva Rosenberg, affectionately known as the Tax Mama, in a back-by-popular-demand appearance in the AccountingWEB workshop room, Tuesday, November 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 Eastern time.Ms. Rosenberg will discuss tips for figuring out what your clients are thinking - or at least convincing them that's what you've done!

Robert Gold, MBA, CA

Robert Y. Gold, MBA, CARobert has been in public practice in Toronto for over twenty years. His background is with KPMG. He is the Managing Partner of Bennett Gold, Chartered Accountants - a full service CA firm located in Toronto, Canada employing a staff of twenty professionals.Bennett Gold is Canada's Internet leader among CA firms.
A&A

Rosy Outlook: Dell Financing Partner Renews Contract

Austin, TX-based Dell Computer Corporation got a shot in the arm when its financial partner, CIT Group of New York, renewed the contract for supporting Dell Financial Services.

Details on the Postage Rate Increase

The cost to mail a first-class letter is going to increase as of January 2001, but the new rate is still undecided. According to a report from Stamps.com, the exact postage rate increase by the United States Postal Service is pending.The Postal Service did publish a full chart early in the year with predicted rates (note: the free Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document).
Tax

Read Their Lips: No Tax Law Changes - Yet!

The Senate and House chambers are empty this week, as members of Congress head for home for a brief visit with their constituencies before Tuesday's election. Both groups left unfinished business behind in Washington, and will return next week to try to wrap up the FSC (Foreign Sales Corporation) bill, and some miscellaneous spending and tax bills.

Election 2000: Your Vote Counts!

The Texas Society of CPAs has compiled a list of reasons why your vote may make a difference tomorrow on on election day.Consider this:One vote made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England in 1645.One vote caused Charles I of England to be executed in 1649. One vote in 1776 determined that Americans would speak English instead of German. One vote in 1800 kept Aaron Burr, later charged with Treason, from becoming President.
Tax

Tax Advantages of Buying an SUV

Most tax preparers know that companies depreciate the cost of their 6,000+-pound trucks and/or delivery vehicles over a five-year period. However, with more and more business owners investing in Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) as their primary car, the tax rules regarding weight limits of vehicles are providing a break for many professionals.Higher depreciation provides an incentive to buy the SUV.

FAS 140 Replaces FAS 125

Big Five accounting firm Deloitte & Touche has provided an explanation of FAS 140 on its Web site.The firm applauds the Financial Accounting Standards Board's initiative in fully replacing FAS 125 with 140, rather than publish stand-alone amendments to the original rules that would require cross-referencing back and forth.D&T points out that FAS 140 applies to new transfers of financial assets occurring after March 31, 2001, and cannot be applied to

Poll Results Pouring In

Don't forget to cast your vote in the Accountants' Presidential Poll at AccountingWEB. The poll results will be posted in next Friday's weekly newswire, and we'll compare the votes of the accounting profession with those of the nation.After you vote, the current poll results will be displayed.
Technology

Citigroup Gets Into Online Payment Services Game

Citigroup has decided to jump onto the online cash transfer bandwagon. The company's new service, c2it, will give Citigroup customers the ability to transfer cash online from a bank, brokerage or credit card account to a recipient's designated account through Citibank. The c2it service is available to anyone in the United States with an email address, according to company sources. Using c2it, customers will be able to pay monthly bills and transfer funds to any accounts, reports Anthony Jenkins, a Citigroup executive.

e-Controller's Fall Newsletter

Download e-Controller's Fall Newsletter concerning upcoming taxes and information concerning Peachtree products. Simply select the www.accounting4peachtree.com link and enter your email to download our Fall Newsletter.
Practice Management

RSM McGladrey Announces Insurance Alliance

RSM McGladrey, Inc., a subsidiary of H&R Block, has announced a national alliance with three major insurance companies to provide life insurance solutions for McGladrey clients.Jefferson Pilot Financial, Pacific Life Insurance Company, and National Life Insurance Company will work locally with McGladrey wealth management planning teams through a network of approximately 85 independent agents nationwide to provide insurance services to McGladrey clients.RSM McGladrey's financial planners will not receive commissions based on an individual's life insurance purchases.

Excel Tip: Assign a Macro to a Button on Your Toolbar

If you've created a macro that you plan to use frequently, you can save time by making a button for that macro and adding the button to your Excel toolbar.Follow these steps and you'll be clicking a macro button in no time:1. Choose Tools | Customize, from the menus. The Customize window will appear. Click the Commands tab if it is not already selected.2. Click Macros from the Category list at the left.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 67

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 67November 3, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.comfor full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to

Powerful Accounting on the Web, with David Thomas

Session Moderator: Today we are joined by David Thomas, founder, chairman, and CEO of Intacct CorporationDavid first developed accounting solutions in 1980, when he founded Cyma Systems, Inc., a leading provider of PC-accounting software. While there, he personally engineered the first PC-based accounting system and established a customer base of 45,000 companies. Later, he negotiated Cyma's acquisition by McGraw-Hill. He is also the creator of Capitalist Pig, a business-simulation game that became a top-10 best seller in 1992.

Missouri ED to Head up AICPA State Society Relations

Cynthia Lund, the former executive director of the Missouri Society of CPAs was tapped to take a vice president position at the American Institute of CPAsShe will officially be vice president of State Society Affairs and Strategic Planning, and will function as a liaison between the Institute and state CPA societies on various activities and projects.Previously, she also held positions with the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio Bar Association and the AICPA.
Practice Management

Priceline's Troubles Continue; CFO Resigns

The high-profile Priceline.com, a name-your-own-price Web site for travel, lodging, groceries and other amenities, continues to ride a rough road. News several weeks ago that its price per share had decreased, along with a drop in consumer confidence, has forced the online site to lay off 16 percent of its employees.This equates to 87 of 535 total employees. Also leaving is Heidi Miller, Priceline's CFO, who worked for the company a short eight months.
Technology

E-mail is a Trendy Method to Reach Voters

How many e-mails have you received this election year? If you're like most of us, quite a few. We're on carefully selected databases used by both parties, and as a consumer and/or user of the Internet, you're bound to have made one of these many lists.How effective are these e-mail reminders? Experts say that both parties are hoping for the 'forward' approach.

Senators Head for Home; Reps Still in DC

With tempers still flaring, the nation's senators have voted to go to separate corners and cool off, leaving Clinton and the federal budget to fester in Washington until after the election. Before exiting, the Senate passed two stop-gap measures that will keep the government's lights on until they return on November 14.Both Republicans and Democrats claim their sides will be strengthened by the retreat. Democrats are hopeful that they will pick up seats in both chambers in the upcoming election.

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