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March 11, 2010 — In This Newsletter:
*HEADLINES   *SPOTLIGHT *NEW IN THE STORE  *INDUSTRY NEWS
*VIDEO SNACKS *TECHBYTE *TWITTER

Headlines

Documenting the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
by Annette Nellen, CPA, Esq.
Improper use of the first-time homebuyer credit by some taxpayers led Congress and the IRS to tighten the requirements when the credit was extended at the end of 2009.

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Don’t Miss the 2010 Section 475(f) ‘Trader’ Election Deadline
by Clay Littlefield, JD
Advantages for a securities or commodities trader for making a section 475(f) election to mark its securities or commodities positions to market and the procedural difficulties of doing so if the election deadline has elapsed.

Uniform Definition of a Child for Dependency Exemption Tax Benefits
by Thomas Wechter, JD, LLM
With the elimination of the support test and the expansion of relationships in electing the dependency exemption and other child-related tax benefits, there is an opportunity to maximize the household’s tax savings.


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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Roth Conversion in 2010. Based on the highly rated session from the AICPA Tax Strategies Conference. Presentation by Robert Keebler, CPA, MST, DEP. Get online access now for six months!

Reconverting a Roth That Declined in Value?
by LeAnn Luna
How to re-characterize Roth IRAs.

Tax Preparers: Offer Your Customers the Convenience of Online Tax Payments
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New in the CPA2Biz Store

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Estate Planning Essentials: Tax Relief for Your Clients' Estates
Whether your client is accumulating wealth or planning for its distribution upon death, you can advise them on the most tax efficient way to structure their affairs. Earn 12 CPE credits.

Cash- and Tax-Basis Financial Statements — Preparation and Reporting
When there is a request for the compilation of modified tax-basis financial statements, are you confident that you will know what to do? Find out and earn eight CPE credits.

Budgeting From A to Z: The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting
Find the tools needed to develop more effective and realistic budgets — from accountability to cash flow planning to performance measures to zero-based budgets.

Securing the Future: Building a Succession Plan for Your Firm
Firms with the most successful succession strategies begin planning well before partners are ready to retire. Turn to this two-book set from succession expert Bill Reeb for guidance on setting succession goals and processes in place.

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VIDEO: Do You Know About the Tax GAAP? Sid Kess moderates a videocourse on IRS audit activities and why IRS & Congress are interested in lots of revenue. Watch now:

Do You Know About the Tax GAAP?
Sid Kess moderates a videocourse on IRS audit activities and why IRS & Congress are interested in lots of revenue.

  Best Sellers

The Rebirth of Roth: A CPA's Ultimate Guide for Client Care

Professional Ethics: AICPA's Comprehensive Course
Accounting Trends & Techniques

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small to Medium Sized Businesses

  Sponsored Links
LIVE Video Webcast: SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series - First Quarter 2010. March 17 from 2-4pm ET. Register here:

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  AICPA Tax Section
  AICPA Tax CPE

Accounting for Income Taxes — Applying SFAS No. 109/FIN 48: A Whole New Ballgame!

FIN 48 — Uncertainty in Income Taxes: A Must Know for Tax CPAs and Accountants/Auditors!

Form 990: AICPA’s Answer to Unlocking the Tax Complexities

Closely Held Business Taxation: 49 Practical Ways to Cut Taxes

  Career Resources
 
  AICPA Conferences

Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual
5/3 - 5/4
, Las Vegas, NV

Workshop on Export Tax Benefits
6/10 - 6/11
, Lewisville, TX

AICPA National Tax Education Program
6/14 - 6/18
, Champaign, IL

See Full Conferences Calendar
  AICPA Webcasts
3/12 - Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
3/17 - SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — 1Q2010
3/18 - Update on FASB ASC 820 (SFAS 157) — Fair Value Measurements
See Full Web Events Calendar
  



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