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Tax

Editor Speaks Out on Congressional Tax Debates

As the 106th Congress prepares to end its final session, I can't help but think back on the major tax-related congressional events of the past year. So much hype about the repeal of the estate tax and the end of the marriage penalty -- huge changes in the tax laws that either directly or indirectly would have affected many Americans for the better and none for the worse. Was it all for political posturing?

Excel Tip: Dealing With Rounding Errors

Have you ever experienced the frustration of displaying a worksheet without full decimal places and having Excel round the numbers for presentation purposes, but if you look closely at the calculations, the displayed numbers don't quite add up?For example, consider this calculation:23.4923.4946.98If you display your Excel spreadsheet without decimal places, the calculation is rewritten like this:232347The answer is technically correct, but who's going to believe it?One way in which you can solve this problem is to request that Excel present the w

Grammar Tip! Accept or Except! Which is Correct?

To be a more proficient writer and proofreader, you will need to be able to identify words that sound alike or are spelled similarly.

Proofreading for Number Errors! 5 or Five?

Questions arise when proofreading numbers-when do you use words and when do you use figures or numbers? Here are a few tips for expressing numbers:Numbers Expressed as Words: Numbers from one to ten. Numbers beginning a sentence. Ordinal numbers expressed in one or two words (twenty-first century / Bill's fiftieth birthday). Street names of ten or less and house/buildings number One (One Park Avenue or 111 Third Street). Ages (unless expressed in years and months) (Bill is fifty / Jill is 2 years and 7 months old).
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Become an Online Mentor for an HOUR!

AccountingWEB is committed to bringing accounting students across the country together with mentors from all areas of the accounting community. Do you remember when you were hungry for the chance to learn from someone firsthand? Do you recall your college recruiting experiences? Here's your chance to make a difference. AccountingWEB is looking for individuals to provide a 1-hour on-line workshop on the AccountingWEB site.

How to Make Employee Suggestions Count

An important aspect of initiative that any employee can put into practice is making suggestions. Here are some tips on how to maximize effectiveness in making suggestions at work: Start in your own area. You can make the best impact in the area you know best. In your current job, look for ways to save money, improve service, or streamline processes. Experiment as necessary to test your ideas. Have a plan for implementation. Suggestions can sound like complaints if there is no plan for their implementation.

AccountingWEB's Platt Named To Top 100 List

Congratulations to AccountingWEB President Michael Platt, named this year as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession, according to the annual study released by Accounting Today.Each year, editors at Accounting Today choose the recipients of this award with one critical criterion in mind: Those on the list are changing the way in which the profession does business."It's an honor to be included on the Top 100 list among so many friends and colleagues.

Spotlight on Eddie Goldsberry

AccountingWEB ProfileEddie Goldsberry, CPADirector, International Tax ServicesPannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.Networking, High-Tech ToolsHelp an International Tax Practice Achieve ResultsThe art of doing business outside the borders of the United States certainly isn't anything new, but to Eddie Goldsberry, working in internat

The Top 10 Worst High-Tech Execs

When a company doesn't perform as predicted, stock prices decrease and there is a lack of luster, who's to blame? Often the CEO catches the flak -- after all, he or she is at the helm, steering the company into rough waters, right?Forget the soft stuff. Based purely on numbers and performance, a new survey conducted by Computer Reseller News ranks 998 high-tech company CEOs, and actually named the top 10 worst CEOs.

Future of ASPs Looks Good

For the past year, reports have circulated across the accounting profession that the use of Application Service Providers or ASPs will be 'red hot' as CPAs and their clients begin to adopt rentable applications based on the ASP model.Now, a new report from IDC confirms that the ASP marketplace is gaining momentum, and has put itself on the line by forecasting that the industry will be worth $7.8 billion by 2004.
Tax

The IRS is Wrong 46 Percent of the Time!

Who would have thought anyone would actually confirm what the CPA profession has known for a long time ... that the Internal Revenue Service actually makes mistakes!A study by the U.S.

Senate Fails to Deliver on FSC Issue

The current FSC regime is set to be repealed, but Senate leaders are hopeful the World Trade Organization will agree to an extended deadline of November 1.Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott yesterday attempted to secure a unanimous consent agreement to bring the issue of the Foreign Sales Corporation bill to the floor for consideration, but was met with unexplained democratic opposition.Off the Senate floor, a number of democrats voiced their desire to add amendments to the FSC bill, including such issues as campaign finance reform and the denial of FSC benefits to certain industries.L
A&A

ASP Industry Reaches Another Milestone

As if to illustrate the massive growth in the application service provider market this year, the Application Service Provider Industry Consortium has just reached its 650-member milestone - a mere 16 months after its inception.The 650th member to join the consortium was a California-based company, Voci, which specializes in ASP speech-recognition solutions.The ASP Industry Consortium promotes the industry by sponsoring research and advocating for best practices.
Technology

Europe vs. US in Tax War Over Software Sales

In June this year, the European Commission closed a tax loophole for US companies, when it said that they had to charge VAT for software and music sold over the Internet. The proposal also said US companies could choose in which European Union country they wanted to pay VAT. However, European governments are questioning the Commission's proposals. Until now, many US companies have avoided paying VAT because the current legislation does not take Internet sales into account.
Community News

Jane Bryant Quinn Analyzes SEC/Levitt Matter

In a syndicated story published by the San Francisco Chronicle, noted financial guru Jane Bryant Quinn gives her own spin to the SEC hearings concerning the independence of accounting and consulting firms.In this story, she brings the facts to a level that would be interesting to investors rather than the firms themselves based on what a ruling for or against the firms could mean.Specifically, a negative ruling could affect the cost of stocks and bonds.
Community News

Andersen Responds to SEC Violations in Arizona

Arthur Andersen is seeking a hearing to respond to the Securities and Exchange Commission's allegations that the firm violated state securities law in connection with a 1996 audit of the Baptist Foundation of Arizona. Andersen is accused of giving the Foundation a clean audit despite warnings that the Foundation may have committed fraud with its investors. After the audit report was issued, $200 million was raised by the Foundation, which eventually filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 1999.
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Crowe Chizek Buys PwC's Fort Wayne Practice

Crowe, Chizek & Company LLP is set to buy PricewaterhouseCoopers' Fort Wayne, IN practice. A tentative agreement is in effect, and the sale should be final by Octobet 31.The purchase provides Crowe Chizek new territory to add to its already booming practice throughout the Midwest in Indianapolis, Chicago and Cleveland, and even in southeast southern cities like Lexington, KY and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Global Tax Network to be featured on Technology Today

Technology Today Program will highlight Global Tax Network’s Online Tax Organizer technology and its growing impact on the accounting industryGlobal Tax Network (gtn), a Colorado based online tax service will be a featured guest on Technology Today, an independently produced national television series that airs via the Discovery Channel, BroadcastAmerica.com. The Technology Today program investigates the evolving technological topics and trends that most affect the business world.
Technology

Internet Usage Stats may Surprise you

The face of the typical Internet user is changing, according to new statistics released by Deloitte and Touche and Jupiter Research.It has long been thought that teenagers will easily replace adult users of the Internet, but in fact, adults spend more than twice as much time online as teenagers.

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