AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 74


The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 74

December 22, 2000

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

1. How the Internet is Changing the Practice of Accounting
2. Microsoft to Acquire Great Plains
3. E-Mail Tip:Send a Document via E-Mail Without Opening Outlook!
4. Plante Moran Makes Fortune's Top 10 Best Company List
5. SEC Chairman Levitt Stepping Down
6. Congress Passes Tax Measures, Adjourns for 2000
7. FASB Announces End of Goodwill Amortization
8. Take a Test Drive of New Web Audit Software
9. AICPA Announces New COO
10.Results of Second CPA Town Meeting

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ACCOUNTINGWEB IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF OUR $500 SHARPER IMAGE HOLIDAY QUIZ DRAWING: Robin Matthews of Jones & Roth, PC, in Eugene, Oregon. Congratulations, Robin!
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Editorial
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The staff at AccountingWEB would like to thank all of our members for sharing your valuable time with us, and we wish all of you a safe and joyous holiday!

Michael Platt, CEO
Kelly McRae, Operations & Business Development
Ryan Carmen, Production
Gail Perry, Managing Editor
Dale DeWitt, Sales
Jerry Gaw, Sales
Chris Miller, Administrative Specialist

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1. How the Internet is Changing the Practice of Accounting
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AccountingWEB CEO Michael Platt presented a live workshop in which he discussed the changes the Internet have made on the accounting profession and how this tool is going to affect the profession in the foreseeable future.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34188/101

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2. Microsoft to Acquire Great Plains
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Microsoft pursues its vision of being the leader in providing interconnected business management solutions to small- and mid-sized business processeby acquiring Great Plains.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34582/101

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3. E-Mail Tip:Send a Document via E-Mail Without Opening Outlook!
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Here's a quick method for sending e-mail documents.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34495/101

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4. Plante Moran Makes Fortune's Top 10 Best Company List
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Fortune magazine published its annual list of the top 100 best companies to work for and Plante Moran rose to the top 10.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34261/101

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5. SEC Chairman Levitt Stepping Down
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His work is finished. Arthur Levitt is relinquishing his chairmanship of the SEC, but leaves behind him a legacy that will long be remembered.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34560/101

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6. Congress Passes Tax Measures, Adjourns for 2000
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The year is finally winding down in Washington. Before leaving town, Congress cleaned up some pending tax matters. See what they decided.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34254/101

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7. FASB Announces End of Goodwill Amortization
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Goodwill leaves the income statement. The change is expected to become effective in the Spring, and will be applied retroactively.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34568/101

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8. Take a Test Drive of New Web Audit Software
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Deloitte & Touche teamed with Intacct to produce web-based audit software, and the end result is ready for you to sample.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34502/101

Did you know that you can get company information such as company profiles, credit reports, trademarks, patents, market research, industry news and more from AccountingWEB? Go to
http://www.accountingweb.com/winstar

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9. AICPA Announces New COO
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Clarence Davis is moving up the ladder at the AICPA.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34498/101

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10. Results of Second CPA Town Meeting
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CPAs used Internet technology to discuss the status of the controversial Cognitor designation and the 150-hour education rule.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/33532/101

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:

* Is there a way to apply a read-only attribute to a single cell in Excel without applying the feature to the entire worksheet?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34312/101

* Can the Personal Service Corporation rules be avoided with a Sub-S status?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34020/101

* Can a helicopter service working for the Forest Service qualify for a gas tax refund?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34302/101

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 and comments.
http://www.accountingweb.com/help/anyanswers.html

Many thanks to Rose Perez, Craig Green, Pamela Thompson, Rick Fuller and Patricia North-Martino for recent comments and answers to questions.

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