AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 70


The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 70
November 24, 2000

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**LATEST NEWS***LATEST NEWS***LATEST NEWS**

1. EU May Pursue Sanctions Against U.S.
2. 8 Steps to Implementing Change and Changing Your Organization
3. Excel Tip: Revising Protected Files Without the Password
4. Bill Gates Predicts an Intelligent Internet
5. Quick Tips for Year-End Tax Savings
6. IRS Announces 2001 Pension Plan Limitations
7. Who's Going to Be the Next President?
8. GAO Recommends IRS Overhaul
9. AccountingWEB Receives Innovation Award
10. Holiday Shopping Without the Crowds!

Spotlight on: Peter Coburn, President of Commercial Logic, Inc.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/32175/101

Editorial
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The staff at AccountingWEB wishes all of our readers a happy, relaxing, and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Gail Perry
Managing Editor

mailto:gperry@accountingweb.com

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AccountingWEB's Online Workshop Schedule - 3 This Week!
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Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming free workshops, and encourage others in your firm to join you online! All workshops are from 4:00 - 5:00 Eastern Time
http://www.accountingweb.com/workshop

Tuesday, November 28, 2000
"Creating Effective Resumes"
Presenter: Robbie Kaplan, author of "Sure-Hire Resumes" and "Resume Short-Cuts: How to Quickly Communicate your Qualifications with Powerful Words and Phrases"

Wednesday, November 29, 2000
"The Importance of Advanced Degrees"
Presenter: Rob Chabot, M.Acc., Academic Program Counselor, Ohio State University

Thursday, November 30, 2000
"Providing Benefits that can Really Help Your Employees"
Presenter: Brogan Van Kleef, Prepaid Legal
Sponsor: Arthur Andersen
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Are you interested in presenting an AccountingWEB workshop? We are always looking for experts with a perspective to share with our members. Please contact me if you would like more information.
Gail A. Perry
Managing Editor
mailto:gperry@accountingweb.com

Did you know that you can utilize the AccountingWEB workshop room for live press conferences, meetings, and online in-house training when geographic constraints prevent a group from meeting in person?
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1. EU May Pursue Sanctions Against U.S.
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The European Union has announced its intent to pursue sanctions of up to more than $4 billion, claiming that Washington has failed to comply with WTO mandates in its new FSC ruling.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/32090/101

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2. 8 Steps to Implementing Change and Changing Your Organization
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Jennifer Dayce and Brooks Parker, consultants from Results Accountants' Systems, presented an informative workshop in which they discussed techniques for implementing change in your organization and tips for dealing with resistance.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/31550/101

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In our last poll, we asked what percentage of your clients and customers do you communicate with by e-mail? Answers seemed to fall in to the "all or none" categories, with 30% of respondents stating that they communicate with 80%-100% of their clients by e-mail, but 27% responding that they e-communicate with 0% - 20% of their clients.

NEW POLL!

With the holiday shopping season upon us, we're curious to know how many of our readers expect to do at least some of their shopping on-line, from the comfort of their keyboards. Vote in our new poll now: http://www.accountingweb.com/poll

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3. Excel Tip: Revising Protected Files Without the Password
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A reader recently submitted a request for instructions on how to revise an Excel spreadsheet in which cells have been password protected, when he doesn't have the password. Here's the secret!
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/32107/101

Did you know that AccountingWEB has a whole section devoted to
Excel Tips and Tricks? Check it out at
http://www.accountingweb.com/expertguides/excelzoneit.html

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4. Bill Gates Predicts an Intelligent Internet
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When Bill Gates talks, the world listens. In an essay for The Economist's publication, "The World in 2001," Bill Gates predicts that "Tomorrow's Internet will look a lot like today's - but it will be a whole lot smarter."
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/32084/101

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5. Quick Tips for Year-End Tax Savings
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It's not too late to make significant changes to your 2000 tax situation, changes that can affect the amount of tax you owe, or the amount of refund you receive, in April 2001.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/31810/101

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6. IRS Announces 2001 Pension Plan Limitations
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Deciding not to wait around for Congress to make up its mind about pension legislation, the IRS has announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments with regard to dollar limitations for pension plans for the year 2001.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/32012/101

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7. Who's Going to Be the Next President?
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It's still anybody's guess, but here's the latest as this newswire went to press.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/30958/101

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8. GAO Recommends IRS Overhaul
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In a lengthy report released this week, the General Accounting Office offers 80 recommendations for the IRS to overhaul its financial and operational management system.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/31991/101

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AccountingWEB? Go to http://www.accountingweb.com/winstar

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9. AccountingWEB Receives Innovation Award
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AccountingWEB is honored as the very first recipient of the "On The Edge Innovation Award" presented by The Leading Edge Alliance in Las Vegas last week.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/31931/101

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10. Holiday Shopping Without the Crowds!
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AccountingWEB has a few suggestions that may take the edge off of the holiday shopping rush, so you can enjoy the parties, family, and friends.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/31338/101

Q&A Forum
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Whether you want to test your technical expertise or find an answer to a problem, AccountingWEB's Q&A Forum is the place to go. Here is one are some of our latest questions. Click on the link(s) below to offer your insight:

* Where can one find a copy of Practice Note 21 relating to Financial business services?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/32095/101

* Can an LLP with five partners depreciate leasehold improvements over the lease term when the landlord is an LLC comprised of the same five partners?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/31228/101

Visit the Q&A Forum and share your ideas! Simply click on the Add Comments option at the bottom of any question to add your response.
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Many thanks to Russell Brooks, Suzanne Sutton, and Harry Kafka for recent comments and answers to questions.

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