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September 25, 2008 — In This Newsletter:
HEADLINES OPINION POLL STRATEGIES
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Top 10 Multistate Tax Saving Strategies
by Mary Bernard, CPA/MST
In a downward economy, controlling state tax costs is an essential strategic move.

Is 2008 a Good Year to Elect Out of Installment Sale Accounting?
by Douglas Chene, et al./Journal of Accountancy
Investment real estate sales are large taxable transactions involving deferred payments. While installment sale accounting is automatic, taxpayers may elect out and recognize all of the income currently.

Our Neglected Federal Research Credit
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
Despite desires to increase economic growth and improve the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, our federal research tax credit is a temporary provision with structural flaws that lessen its effectiveness.

Navigating Puerto Rico’s New Sales-and-Use Tax
by Pat Pelino, CMI, et al.
This new tax structure is replete with details calling for education on the business owner’s behalf or partnering with a tax consulting service to help navigate it.

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Opinion Poll

Sound Off: Scoping the Future of Tax
Respond to this month’s reader survey.

Results: Examining Interim Provisioning (PDF)
Find out how your colleagues responded.

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Strategies

Steering Tax Life on ‘EZ’ Street
by Blake Christian, CPA/MBT
With combined federal and state burdens often in the 40 percent range, a material reduction in a company’s tax rate can produce significant savings.

Can a Voluntary Sale Be an Involuntary Conversion?
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Does a voluntary sale ever qualify for Section 1033 treatment for the deferral of gain? Read about four sets of circumstances that qualify for this tax advantage.

Survey Guides Accounting Firms in Building More Intelligent Businesses
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Buying and Selling Businesses: The CPA’s Role
Become the key advisor to your employer in buying or selling a business — and earn CPE credit. DVD format is ideal for onsite staff training or individual self-study.

Innovative Tax Planning for Small Businesses: Corporations, Partnerships & LLCs — Updated
Gain an understanding of the unique tax problems affecting corporations. Earn 16 CPE credits.

Taxation Essentials of LLCs, LLPs, LPs and Other Partnerships
Learn about the tax consequences of the most common transactions engaged in by LLCs and partnerships — and earn CPE credit.

Section 199: Benefiting From the Production Activities Deduction — New Edition
Understand what activities qualify, the rules related to tax ownership, and how to perform allocations of income and expense to best advise your employer or clients taking advantage of Section 199 — and earn CPE credit.

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AICPA CONFERENCES
National Forensic Accounting Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services
9/25 - 9/26, Las Vegas, NV

AICPA National Tax Conference
10/27 - 10/28
, Washington, DC

AICPA and PDI National Oil and Gas Conference
11/10 - 11/11, Austin, TX
AICPA WEBCASTS
10/2 - Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Under Sec. 409A: Implementation Roundtable
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