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  1. SBA Issues Telephone Scam Warning to Small Businesses
  2. Gems on Reform From Investment Guru Warren Buffett
  3. Streamlined State Sales Tax Project at Core of Corporate Concerns
  4. Nominations Sought For Outstanding Achievements in Treasury & Finance
  5. Seven Money Skills of Extremely Prosperous People
  6. Free Report: "Q&A On Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt"
  7. "The Dog Ate My Suit" And Other Excuses From Tardy Employees
  8. Working With Family Businesses - A Lender's Perspective
  9. More Ingenious Tax Strategies: Kansas Taxes Drug Dealers
  10. Book Recommendation: Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed and the Fall of Arthur Andersen

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  1. Tips on Managing People From David Maister
  2. Seven Ways To Keep Your Businesses PC Costs Down
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1. SBA Issues Telephone Scam Warning to Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is cautioning small
businesses across the country to be wary of telephone callers who imply that they are connected with the agency and ask for privileged financial or personal data, and solicit fees for products or membership.

2. Gems on Reform From Investment Guru Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is known as the "Oracle of Omaha" because of
his unique investment acumen. In what has become an annual
tradition, the investment community eagerly looks forward to Mr. Buffett's annual Letter to Shareholders, in which he shares his views on his company and the state of corporate America. What does he have to say this year?

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3. Streamlined State Sales Tax Project at Core of Corporate Concerns

Tax executives met recently in Washington D.C. at the fourth annual Tax Council Policy Institute Symposium for the purpose of examining jurisdiction-to-tax issues in today's economy. Not surprisingly, a majority of symposium participants expect the Streamlined Sales Tax Project and similar tax issues to have a major influence on their companies' ability to compete in the next five years.

4. Nominations Sought For Outstanding Achievements in Treasury & Finance

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is seeking entries for the 2003 AFP Pinnacle Award Program. Sponsored by Wachovia Corporation, this program recognizes outstanding achievements or innovations in treasury and finance.

"Dependency Exemptions 2003" - E-Book

This is a downloadable 24 page MS Word Document (146k). Contents Include: Tax Planning, Some General Rules, Parents as Dependents, College Students as Dependents, Exemptions for Children of Divorced or Separated Parents, Dependency Exemptions for Live-In Lovers, Social Security Numbers for Dependents, Stealth Taxes Eliminated Eventually and more. Download for just $150.00 today.

5. Seven Money Skills of Extremely Prosperous People

Why do some people earn 10 times more money in their lifetime than the rest of us? Do they work 10 times harder? Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of "The One Minute Millionaire," shares seven common traits of wealthy people and provides ideas on how you too can be a millionaire.

"Dealing with Problem Employees: A Legal Guide" E-Booklet

This practical guide covers everything from performance evaluations and discipline policies to the law of wrongful termination and post-firing issues. It explains the law, how to decide whether to fire, how to break the news, severance packages and more. Download today for just $44.99.

6. Free Report: "Q&A On Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt"

One of the most confusing and problematic issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is who is exempt and who is not, especially when it comes to overtime. The free report, Q&A On Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt, dispenses the basics for determining whether employees are exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA.

7. "The Dog Ate My Suit" And Other Excuses From Tardy Employees

Everyone's had them -- mornings when what can go wrong does. In a recent survey, executives revealed the most unusual explanations they've heard from tardy employees -- everything from pet-related problems to long lines at the coffee shop.

"Eight Ways to Avoid Probate" E-Booklet

Attorney Mary Randolph details eight key strategies to avoiding the probate money pit, including how to: set up payable-on-death bank accounts; name a beneficiary for retirement accounts; register stocks & bonds, and vehicles, in transfer-on-death forms; hold property in joint ownership; take advantage of special procedures for small estates; create a living trust; give away property now. Includes worksheets and sample letters, as well as state-by-state charts that pinpoint which strategies are viable in each state. Download for just $19.95.

8. Working With Family Businesses - A Lender's Perspective

Most trusted advisors and consultants understand that many family businesses have long and complex histories and structures. When working with family owned or operated business an in-depth knowledge of the players and operations becomes essential. Here are some ideas to help you understand the family-run business.

9. More Ingenious Tax Strategies: Kansas Taxes Drug Dealers

As part of a continued AccountingWEB series of articles examining unique and creative ways that state governments are finding to generate tax revenue, we examine one of the most unusual - the taxing of illegal drug transactions.

10. Book Recommendation: Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed and the Fall of Arthur Andersen, by Barbara Ley Toffler, Jennifer Reingold

Chronicling the inner workings of Andersen at the height of its success, Toffler reveals "the making of an Android," the peculiar process of employee indoctrination into the Andersen culture; how Androids - both accountants and consultants--lived the mantra "keep the client happy"; and how internal infighting and "billing your brains out" rather than quality work became the all-important goals. Final Accounting should be required reading in every business school, beginning with the dean and the faculty that set the tone and culture." - Paul Volker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Order your copy now!

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1. Tips on Managing People From David Maister

Many of us fall into the trap of thinking 'I know I am right, so I'm going to tell the others how silly they are!' It's tempting, but doesn't work. If you want to get something from another human being you must first do something for them. In other words you can't win influence unless you first invest in the relationship.

2. Seven Ways To Keep Your Businesses PC Costs Down

Here are some great tips to help your organization keep your computer and technology costs to a minimum. Find out more today.

3. The Laser Approach - Increase Your Networking Techniques

Using this approach, you have not only clarified what you
do in your profession, but have opened the door for further
conversation about similar challenges they or their company
may be experiencing.

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Employees Need Soft Skills - Good Manners Matter

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Keys to Effective Employee Communication

Common Cents - How to Turn Costly Assumptions Into Opportunities

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"Fixed Asset Policy Templates" Download for $75.00

"Home Sales - 2003" Download for $150.00

"Low Cost High Impact Ways To Win New Clients" Download for $49.95

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  1. New York State Empire Zone Credits. Does anyone know how to treat the refunds generated by a new business (single member LLC - 1040, Schedule C)in the New York State empire zone?
    http://www.accountingweb.com/item/97282

  2. I need to obtain an audit guide for a money remitter (foreign and domestic funds remittance)as well as a compliance guide to reporting pursuant to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. If anyone can help, please post an address or web site to find these.

  3. There are two goodwill assets, which became fully amortized "PRIOR" to the FASB statements 141 & 142 change. My question is, does one need to retire the assets after the FASB change?

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