AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 35

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 35

February 4 – February 8, 2002

This Resource Guide Brought to You By

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RESOURCES FOR ACCOUNTINGWEB MEMBERS

  1. Top 10 Technology Predictions For CPAs For 2002
  2. Survey Shows - Immense Support for Auditing Reform
  3. Beware - Computer Bug on The Loose!
  4. CCH's Annual Review of the Strangest Court Cases
  5. Retirement Plan Amendments Due By February 28
  6. 2002 Trends in Human Resources
  7. President Bush Signs Victims of Terrorism Bill
  8. EFTPS-Online: Pay Your Taxes Over The Internet
  9. Its Official: Tuesday is the Most Productive Day of the Week
  10. Watch Out For These Twelve Biggest Tax Scams!
  11. From The Archives: Giving and Receiving Performance Evaluations
  12. Book Recommendation: "Good Enough" Isn't Enough: Nine Challenges For Companies That Choose To Be Great, by Alan Weiss

QUOTABLE QUOTES

"The truth is more important than the facts." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

TOP ACCOUNTING NEWS

Visit the AccountingWEB home page for the latest news and happenings around the profession. Just go to: http://www.accountingweb.com

RESOURCES FOR ACCOUNTINGWEB MEMBERS

1. Top 10 Technology Predictions For CPAs For 2002

This past week, InfoTech Partners North America, Inc. had the opportunity to present its 2002 Technology Predictions at Management Summit to over 100 of the leading CPA firms and Associations in the country. See what they predict for 2002.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70721

2. Survey Shows - Immense Support for Auditing Reform

A survey of Canadian business executives shows immense support for auditing reforms. Find out what reforms scored highest on their list.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70425

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3. Beware - Computer Bug on The Loose!

An e-mail attachment that poses as a Web link but is actually a mass-mailing that spread slowly over this past weekend, but has managed to infect systems in more than 50 countries.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70487

4. CCH's Annual Review of the Strangest Court Cases

Although tax law is not regarded as exciting by most, every so often the creative interpretation of the rules by taxpayers can make even a mundane tax case most interesting. 2001 was no exception, as taxpayers who were called to court tried to justify how they creatively applied the complex rules of federal tax law.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70471

5. Reminder: Retirement Plan Amendments Due By February 28

The IRS has issued a reminder to employers and retirement plan administrators that they must amend their employees' retirement plans to comply with the changes made by the "GUST" laws by the February 28, 2002, deadline.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70717

NEWS NEWS NEWS

Visit the AccountingWEB PressZONE for the latest news, software updates and more from companies around the US. Visit the PressZONE at http://www.accountingweb.com/presszone/index.html

6. 2002 Trends in Human Resources

In the midst of an ongoing recession, companies will need more than ever to pay close attention to the bottom line. As a large portion of any company's expenses is related to personnel, HR departments will be asked to play a more strategic and prominent role in company decisions.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70724

7. President Bush Signs Victims of Terrorism Bill

Last week, President Bush signed the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (H.R.2884), which provides tax relief to families of people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, the anthrax mailings that occurred after September 11, and the Oklahoma City bombing.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/69863

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8. EFTPS-Online: Pay Your Taxes Over The Internet

If you’re going to owe taxes when you file your federal tax return, consider paying over the Internet through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70288

9. It's Official: Tuesday is the Most Productive Day of the Week

What’s the best way to get something done quickly? Ask someone to do it on Tuesday. Nearly half (48 percent) of executive's surveyed recently said employees hit peak performance on Tuesdays. http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70464

10. Watch Out For These Twelve Biggest Tax Scams!

The Internal Revenue Service issued a nationwide alert to taxpayers warning them not to fall victim to one of the "Dirty Dozen" tax scams. These schemes take several shapes, ranging from false claims of slavery reparations to illegal ways of “untaxing” yourself.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70990

11. From the Archives: Giving and Receiving Performance Evaluations - CPAs

Performance evaluations can be stressful and confrontational, but they need not be. A successful performance evaluation system benefits both employer and employee.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/34716

12. Book Recommendation "Good Enough" Isn't Enough: Nine Challenges For Companies That Choose To Be Great, by Alan Weiss

Mediocrity. It's the comfortable curse that a company can live with...but not grow with. And according to business writer, thinker, and consultant Alan Weiss, if mediocrity continues long enough, it can deteriorate into paralysis and business failure.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814405053/accountingweb

ACCOUNTINGWEB Q&A FORUM

Visit our Q&A Forum to post your questions and share your ideas with the members of AccountingWEB! 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

Here are just a few questions that have been posted recently.

1. Are Cafeteria Plans Excluded from Social Security?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70524

2. I have a client who filed a 1993 tax return, the IRS never acknowledged receipt of the return. In lieu, the IRS prepared the return based on the information it received this filing led to the client having a liability. I understand the next option is that of an appeal to the District director. Has anyone advice on how to proceed?
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/70129

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