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August 13, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

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


Headlines

Tax Aspects of Greenhouse Gas Legislation
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
While the focus on H.R. 2454 (111th Congress) — the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) — has been on its cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it also includes tax provisions and raises several tax issues.

How to Increase Your Client Base
by Mark Washburn, CPA/MST
Grow your tax practice using these key strategies.

Blogging for a Better Tax Practice
by Paul Bonner/Journal of Accountancy
How blogs can be a powerful dissemination information vehicle for existing clients as well as prospective ones.

Recent Developments in Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief
by Thomas Wechter, JD/LLM
Equitable innocent spouse relief is made more available with a de novo standard of review and no longer being subject to a two-year statute of limitations in the regulations.


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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

The IRS Whistleblower Program: What CPAs Should Know
by Brian Mahany/Journal of Accountancy
Now that the IRS whistleblower program has been enhanced with greater rewards and more clearly defined administration, CPAs may be approached by individuals who might want to blow the whistle on a tax cheat.


2009 Stimulus Provisions Worth Getting to Know Now
Sponsored by 2nd Story Software® — The Makers of TaxACT
Tax law changes could make preparing tax returns a little more challenging this year. Review the latest tax provisions today!


IRA Withdrawals May Not Be Required
Sponsored by Gear Up
…but for many taxpayers it still makes sense to withdraw at least a reduced amount.


Eight Wealth Management Issues No. 5 and 6: Education Planning and Legacy Planning
Sponsored by H.D. Vest Financial Services®
The 1040 can help you identify education planning opportunities and address legacy planning needs.


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New in the CPA2Biz Store

Write a Product Review and You Could Receive an iPod™ Touch …
Review any publication or CPE course you have used. It’s easy.

Estate & Related Planning During Economic Turmoil
In handy download format, this new On-Demand publication focuses on how to assess and modify your firmís estate planning services in a volatile market. Includes ready-to-use checklists.

Form 990: Moving Beyond the Basics
Find guidance in dealing with the more complex reporting issues and tackle the new rules on intermediate sanctions, excess benefit transactions, and unrelated business income. Earn 13-16 CPE credits.

Choice of Entity — Key Issues: S Corp, C Corp, Partnership, LLC and Sole Proprietorship
Ample case studies from real life client situations help you hone in on the key issues surrounding the factors that drive the optimal form of organization of a business. Earn 10 CPE credits.

Tips and Traps for Dealing With the IRS: From Start to Finish
Recognize what triggers an audit, how to negotiate, settle on appeal and how to qualify for an IRS collection program — and earn CPE credit.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Visit the AICPA Store.

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  Best Sellers
Advising Clients in Tough Times

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

Inherited IRAs: What the Practitioner Needs to Know

Accountant's Business Manual

  Sponsored Links

See How TaxACT® Measures Up
Download and try TaxACT 2008 preparer's products free today!

Gear Up Tax & Accounting Seminars
Register for seminars in your area this fall: 1040, Business Entities, many more!

Eight Wealth Management Issues No. 5 and 6: Education Planning and Legacy Planning
From H.D. Vest Financial Services®.

  AICPA Tax Section
  AICPA Tax CPE

Advanced Income Tax Accounting — Including Practical Application Exercises

Kess on 2009 Tax Legislation: Economic Stimulus Act

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

S Corporations: The Ins and Outs of Tax Reporting and Planning

  Career Resources
 
  AICPA Conferences

AICPA National Tax Conference — Networking Dinner
10/25
, Washington, DC

National Tax Conference
10/26 - 10/27
, Washington, DC

National Oil & Gas Conference
11/9 - 11/10
, Denver, CO

  AICPA Webcasts
8/20 - The Role of the Neutral Arbitrator in Post M&A Disputes
8/26 - Financial Executive's Perspective on Managing Information Technology Costs
9/16 - AS 5 Implementation for Audits of Non-Accelerated Filers: Evaluating Deficiencies
  



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