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Searching for a Zip Code or Zip+4 Code? Look no Further

Are you preparing to send out your holiday cards to business associates, customers, and vendors, but don’t know the zip code? Go to Zipcode.com to find the answers.Whether you are looking for a zip code, the United States Postal Service abbreviations, postal zip code + 4 codes or even the weather by zip code, you can find it here. They even have the zip codes of United States Naval Vessels.

How to Add $8,000 a Month to Your Practice in 90 Days, with KC Truby

AccountingWEB Workshop: Tuesday, December 12, 2000Presenter: KC Truby, Founder & CEO of Bridge21Complete TranscriptKC Truby: As an opening piece of info, Bridge21 has 150 accountants using the ASP platform. They do this to link to clients in real time. Our purpose today is to review the methods we use and the steps to take to do outsource bookkeeping.
Tax

Possible Loophole in New Capital Gain Rules

The new, lower 8%/18% capital gain tax rates go into effect January 1 for assets owned more than five years. Taxpayers in the 15% tax bracket for ordinary income will receive a special 8% capital gain tax rate for gains on capital assets owned more than five years.
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Best Site for the Perfect Quote, Synonym, Definition

Many CPAs and accounting professionals search for ways to enhance their writing, speeches and public presentations, letters and other communication.Here's a Web site that takes the guesswork out of the process: www.bartleby.com. This site has numerous references for all types of needs, from Roget's Thesaurus to Bartlett's Quotations and the American Heritage Encyclopedia.The site also includes the King James Bible, a copy of Gray's Anatomy and even Strunk's Elements of Style.

Polaris and FCG Reach Membership Agreement

AccountingWEB has learned that Polaris International and the Financial Consulting Group (FCG) have reached an agreement to invite Polaris member firms to join FCG.Polaris member firms that choose to affiliate with FCG may attend any of a number of training programs focused on business valuation, including the FCG University program. New firms also may take advantage of FCG’s extranet to exchange information and review, among other practice aids, various business valuation court cases.

Denver Finance System a Cost Blunder

The City of Denver had not updated its financial services systems since 1979 - more than 20 years ago. Given that fact, how much would you expect to pay to update your system, and how much of the money would you expect to go to consultants?Denver certainly is glad it updated the system, and the new one is called "ASPEN" - All Systems Performance Enhancement Network.

Guidelines for PFS Credential Released by AICPA

New guidelines for achieving the Personal Financial Specialist credential have been announced by the AICPA.Candidates for the PFS designation will be evaluated on a point system, with 100 points required to attain the PFS credential. The system covers three areas: business experience, lifelong learning and examination.
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Free Online Training on Microsoft Basics

Have you ever felt you could use a simple structured introduction to some of the basics of Microsoft's software? If so, this might just fit the bill. The Microsoft Insider Learning Center is offering free online, self-paced training on Microsoft's most popular software programs and Web technologies.There is a rotating selection of free courses. The subjects currently offered are Windows Millennium Edition, Internet Explorer 5.5: Introduction, Word 2000: Level 1, and Excel 2000: worksheet.
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HR Law Index - Website for Small to Medium Sized Businesses

Everyone turns to the Internet as a link to a fundamental source of information. However, there is so much information out there that it is very easy to get lost amidst the endless pages of information. A site dedicated to helping small to medium sized business with Human Resources issues has arrived. HR Law Index is promoted as a clearinghouse Website exclusively devoted to workplace legal information.

KC Truby

KC Truby,"The Lonesome Cowboy", workshop presenterTuesday, December 12Workshop Topic: How to add $8,000 a month to your practice in 90 days by providing Internet-based CFO & Outsourced Bookkeeping servicesFrom deep in the heart of The American West and the great state of Wyoming comes KC Truby, "The Lonesome Cowboy." A cowboy because all sales people and business owners are cowboys of a sort.
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Excel Tip: Quick Word and Excel Tips

Create an Excel Chart with the Push of a Button.To quickly create a chart, using only your keyboard, select the data range you want to create a chart for and then press F11. Excel automatically creates the chart for you. Select an Entire Range of Cells in Excel.In Excel, if you want to quickly select the entire range of cells you're working on, press CTRL+SHIFT+ASTERISK(*).
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Pay Taxes Online

The IRS has authorized online payments of amounts due with federal 1040 tax returns, 1040ES Estimated Payments, and Form 4868 extensions of time to file tax returns, effective January 12, 2001.
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How Fast Will Computers Get?

What's the fastest speed imaginable for your computer's microprocessor?
A&A

Biggest Budget Headaches for Accountants

The biggest frustration corporate accountants and financial executives face during the planning and budgeting process is a lack of time, according to a survey from Comshare, Inc.Thirty-nine percent of respondents said a shortage of time to adequately and accurately prepare budgets was the largest hindrance to the process.
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A Fork in the Road for Financial Consultants

Financial consultants favor one of two work environments: the product-based company or the professional services firm.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 72

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 72December 8, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to

Three Traits That Make a Company Great

What features make a company great? Are they a good CEO, a business plan, or other, less obvious features?Even though the fate of Microsoft as one company is still undecided, its business model is looked upon as one of the more favorable ones to appear in the last several years.
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Intuit Offers Gateway to Online Charities

The spirit of the holiday season is alive and well at Intuit.The company has aligned itself and its TurboTax product with CharityGift.com, an online donations clearinghouse.Users of TurboTax can click on a link included within the software program and be taken directly to the CharityGift online site.
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Inheritance Tax is a Mystery to Many Americans

How often do you find that clients are not aware of the ins and outs of the tax liabilities associated with an inheritance?According to a new study by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, nearly half of respondents in a survey said they knew very little about inheritance tax - in fact, they used the world "unaware" in describing the situation.While they have strong opinions (75 percent of respondents) that an inheritance should not be taxed at the federal and state levels, general confusion exists about the entire tax scheme associated with

401(k): Your Hidden Income Opportunity, with Tom Palka

AccountingWEB Workshop: December 7, 2000Presenter: Tom Palka, Certified Financial Planner and the founder of RIA Technology, Inc.

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