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December 13, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

*HEADLINES    *SPOTLIGHT    *NEW IN THE STORE    *INDUSTRY NEWS


Headlines

Saving for College?
by LeAnn Luna
Section 529 plans are a tremendous education savings vehicle, but advisors should be aware of two competing options — the Roth IRA and Education Savings Accounts (ESAs).

Worker Classification — Is Congress Ready to Take Action?
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
Worker classification has been a longstanding problem for workers, employers and the government. Focus on the federal tax gap has brought renewed interest to the problem.

Estate Planning and IRAs: Selecting a Traditional IRA Beneficiary
by Deborah Ziolkowski, MST/CRTP
Stretching out opportunities to maximize beneficiaries’ continued tax deferral
of the IRA.

Ease the Burden of Busy Season
by Gerri Chanel/Journal of Accountancy
Practical tips from firms that have learned how to make their annual ‘trial by fire’ less stressful and more productive.

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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Investors Beware: IRS Is on the Hunt for Cost Basis Information
by Mark Washburn, CPA/MST
Tax gap may create more demanding reporting standards both for taxpayers and brokerage firms.

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The CPA's Guide to Retirement Plans for Small Businesses, 2nd Edition
This new edition of Gary Lesser’s popular guide provides latest guidance on plan design, establishment, monitoring, administration, correction of failures
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AICPA’s Tax Review Series: C Corporations
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  Best Sellers

Managing Your Tax Season

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

The Adviser’s Guide to Family Business Succession Planning

Section 199: Benefiting From the Production Activities Deduction

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  AICPA Tax Section
  AICPA Tax CPE

Basis/Distributions for Pass-Through Entities: An IRS Hot Spot

AICPA’s Hottest Tax Topics for 2007

Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales of Closely Held Businesses: Advanced Case Analysis

Dealing With the IRS

 
Also see AICPA Conferences section below
  Career Resources
Know Anyone Who’s Looking? We’re in the Market for Talented CPAs at the Manager Level
Visit the CPA Career Center
  AICPA Conferences

AICPA International Issues
1/10/2008-1/11/2008
,
Washington, DC

Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individuals
5/8/2008 - 5/9/2008
, Las Vegas, NV

AICPA National Tax Education Program
6/16/2008 - 8/4/2008
,
Champaign, IL

AICPA Webcasts

12/17 - XBRL Public Review

12/18 - SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — 4Q 2007

1/24/2008 - Understanding FAS 157

 


  

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