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Question 3: Recently the IRS announced new mileage rates for 2001. What will the rate be for business mileage, effective 1/1/01?31.5 ¢ per mile32.5 ¢ per mile33.5 ¢ per mile34.5 ¢ per mile

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No, that's not correct. The new mileage rate for business mileage, effective 1/1/01, is 34.5¢ per mile. You can read about all the new mileage rates.Proceed to Question 4.

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That's correct! The new mileage rate for business mileage is 34.5 ¢ per mile, effective January 1, 2001. There are other changes to mileage rates that are also effective in January.Proceed to Question 4.

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Question 4: Members of the AICPA have been meeting with professional accounting organizations from around the world to discuss a new, global designation for financial professionals. What is this designation called?1. Cogitator2. Cognomen3. Cognitor4. Stegosaurus

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No, that's not correct. Members of the AICPA have been discussing the possibility of calling the new designation, Cognitor. You can read all about cognitors and learn how this new designation may affect you.Proceed to Question 5.

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That's correct! Members of the AICPA have been discussing the possibility of calling the new designation, Cognitor. You can read all about cognitors and learn how this new designation may affect you.Proceed to Question 5.

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Question 5: What is one of the 8 steps for successfully implementing change within your company?1. Communicate your vision of the change with others in the firm. 2. Act now, ask later.3. Experiment with client companies before trying change in your own environment.4.

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No, that's not correct. The 8 Steps to Implementing Change, which were presented to AccountingWEB members in a live workshop with consultants from Results Accountants' Systems, include communicating your vision of the change with others in the firm.Proceed to Question 6.

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That's correct! One of The 8 Steps to Implementing Change includes communicating your vision of the change with others in the firm. You can read the entire transcript of the live workshop on change that was presented by Results Accountants' Systems.Proceed to Question 6.

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Question 6: Which Big 5 firm recently merged its consultancy practice with the Paris-based technology company, Cap Gemini?1. Arthur Andersen2. Deloitte & Touche3. Ernst & Young4. KPMG5. PricewaterhouseCoopers

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No, that's not correct. Ernst & Young recently merged its consultancy practice with the Paris-based technology company, Cap Gemini. You can read all about the merger.Proceed to Question 7.

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Yes, that's correct! Ernst & Young recently merged its consultancy practice with the Paris-based technology company, Cap Gemini. You can read all about the merger.Proceed to Question 7.

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Question 7: The Brainwave database contains what type of information about businesses:1. Credit Reports 2. Market Intelligence Reports 3. Dun & Bradstreet Company Profiles 4. Population Demographics 5. Trademark Searches

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Yes, that's correct! In fact, there are no wrong answers to Question 7. The Brainwave database, available at AccountingWEB, contains all of this business information:Credit Reports Market Intelligence Reports Dun & Bradstreet Company Profiles Population Demographics Trademark SearchesCongratulations!You have completed the AccountingWEB Holiday Quiz!

AccountingWEB Holiday Quiz

Test your knowledge of events around the profession, and become eligible to win a $500 on-line shopping spree from The Sharper Image!There are only seven questions in this test - it won't take very long to complete!Rules: Simply follow the link below to begin the test. At the end you'll be asked to submit your name to enter the drawing. The drawing will be held on Thursday December 21, 2000, and the winner will be announced in the holiday edition of our weekly newswire, Friday, December 22. Please, only one entry per person.Ready?

Spotlight on Don Scholl

AccountingWEB ProfileDon SchollPresident, D. B. Scholl, Inc.This Consultant Lives by a Simple Motto: "Manage Well Today and Visualize Successes Tomorrow"Few "outsiders" get invited to closed-door meetings with accounting firm owners, what with sensitive and strategic business information in the air. But that's where one outsider -- Don Scholl -- is most often welcomed.While not a CPA or trained in the technical standards or practices of the accounting profession, Scholl, president of D.B. Scholl, Inc.

The Importance of Advanced Degrees, with Rob Chabot

AccountingWEB Workshop: November 29, 2000Presenter: Rob Chabot, M.Acc., Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Accounting programThe Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State UniversitySession Moderator: Thank you all for joining us! Today we are fortunate enough to have Rob Chabot as our guest presenter. Rob Chabot is a native of Whittier, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. He has a B.S.

FTC Gearing Up For Holiday Complaints

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to retailers who will ship merchandise during the holiday season: Keep your promises or else!Many retailers make quick-shipment promises, such as "Product normally ships within 24-48 hours." A merchant is required to notify customers of any delay in the originally-promised shipping time and provide a revised shipment date.

Digital Secretaries May Not be Ready for Prime Time

With 'e' a part of just about 'e'verything these days, this is a story that speaks to the heart of not jumping completely into the digital age just yet.You have your Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) like Palm and the Pocket PC, but the technology can be taken one step further with digital secretarial services like those provided by Quixi.Quixi is a is a personal assistant service, no farther away than the speed-dial on your cell phone.
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Business Model Key to E-Commerce Survival

As anyone knows who follows the demise of Internet-based businesses, more often then not, these failed companies did not have a solid infrastructure, hired too many people too quickly or generally lacked customer service skills to get the job done right.A solid business model should be the number one objective, according to CFO Paul Williams of Cyberian Outpost, a vendor of software, hardware and electronics.

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