November 4, 2008
Editor's Note
Get out and vote! And remember that no matter what results today's election brings, there will be opportunities to provide your clients and employees with information about what to expect in the new administration and what effect the possible changes will have. What a great opportunity to communicate with your clients, co-workers, and colleagues!

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor

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Questions & Advice
Purchase of Art for the office

Company is planning to purchase art for the office with a value of aprox $25K. What is the proper accounting for this purchase? Should it be expensed or capitalized? If capitalized, is this item depreciable? Thank you for your help. Add your input!
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Inventory Policies and Procedures

I am currently working on policies and procedures in my office. Can someone help me with inventory policies and procedures? What about best practices?
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