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December 11, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

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


Headlines

Tax Issues Arising From Stock Market Declines
by LeAnn Luna
Investors have suffered during 2008, but the tax code provides opportunities for both greed and caution after the fall.


Opportunities for Tax Advisors
by Mark Washburn, CPA/MST
How tax practitioners can add value to their services.

Current Developments in Employee Benefits and Pensions
by Deborah Walker, et al./The Tax Adviser
What practitioners should know about new guidance on qualified retirement plans.

The IRS Bailout of the Bailout
by Thomas Wechter, JD/LLM and Colleen Feeney Romero, JD
What tax practitioners need to know about the IRS’ recent notices easing the application of the loss limitation rules of Code Section 382.


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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

NOL Carryovers: Loophole or Legit
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
Some people refer to net operating loss (NOL) carryovers as a loophole or consider carrybacks unnecessary. Are these valid complaints?


Case Study: Automating Workflow for Firm-wide Productivity
Sponsored by Copanion, Inc.
Learn how one firm implemented a paperless tax workflow to elevate efficiency to an all-time high and save hours in processing time.

Passive Activity — Taxpayer Doesn't Prove Material Participation
Sponsored by PASS Online
A vague recollection of time spent spelled doom for a taxpayer trying to convince the court that he materially participated in a partnership activity.


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AICPA’s Annual Federal Tax Update, 2008 Edition
Find comprehensive coverage of all legislative, judicial and IRS developments of the past year with a focus on implementation and compliance — and earn 31 CPE credits.

2008 Corporate Income Tax Returns Videocourse
Presenter Sidney Kess leads a team of tax authorities in reviewing major tax developments and tax planning strategies. Choose new On-Demand format for immediate online access or DVD.

2008 Individual Income Tax Returns Videocourse
Sid Kess and team review major tax developments affecting 1040 return preparation and detail useful tax planning strategies. Choose new On-Demand format for immediate online access or DVD.

AICPA’s Tax Update for Financial Executives
Recent tax legislation, regulations, cases and rulings presented from the internal management perspective. Earn 21 CPE credits.


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  Best Sellers
Avoiding Circular 230 Malpractice Traps and Common Abusive Small Business Hot Spots
Accountant’s Business Manual Online
Form 990: AICPA’s Answer to Unlocking the Tax Complexities

Tax Research Techniques, Eighth Edition

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  AICPA Tax Section
  AICPA Tax CPE
AICPA’s 2008 Tax Review Series: C Corporations

AICPA’s Hottest Tax Topics for 2008

Buying and Selling Businesses:
The CPA’s Role

Overview of the Revised Form 990

 
Also see AICPA Conferences section below
  Career Resources
 
  AICPA Conferences

Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference
1/19/2009 - 1/21/2009
,
San Diego, CA

Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual
5/7/2009 - 5/8/2009
, Las Vegas, NV

AICPA Small Business Practitioners Tax Conference
7/12/2009 - 7/14/2009
,
Seattle, WA

AICPA Webcasts
12/12 - IFRS 101: The Essentials
12/12 - Partnership Tax Current Developments
12/17 - The New Form 990
 
  



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