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October 19, 2012
Wealth Management Insider
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Three myths of succession planning
By Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA
Do you expect to sell, merge, or wind down your practice? Are you beginning to plan for retirement? Be sure to put these myths to rest.
   
 
   
A tax efficient way to transition business ownership to the next generation
By Heidi Bolger, CPA/ABV
Why your clients should opt for grantor trusts.
   
 
   
Plan now for inside buyouts
By Scott D. Miller, CPA/ABV/Journal of Accountancy
Business owners and their advisers must weigh tax consequences, tax cliff or not, when considering a sale.
   
 
   
Recent Developments in Estate Planning: Part II
By Justin P. Ransome, J.D., CPA, and Frances Schafer, J.D.
Explore recent developments in estate tax, including the portability election, proposed regulations on the alternate valuation date and FLPs.
   
 
ESOPs: Savvy Strategy for Tax Management, Succession, and Continuity
Inside Buyout Basics and the Tax Cliff - A Timely Combination (Webcast - 1 CPE)
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News
 
Salaries headed for an increase in 2013
Starting salaries for accounting and finance positions are projected to rise in the U.S. in 2013. See how much of an increase is likely and which job titles are generating the most demand.
   
 
 
Cohn-Reznick deal closes as market pressures portend more mergers
The closing of the J.H. Cohn-Reznick Group merger marks the creation of the 11th largest U.S. accounting firm and the second combination of top 20 firms to close this year. Meanwhile, the market remains ripe for continued consolidation among large and smaller regional accounting firms.
   
 
 
Special per diem rates updated for 2012–2013
The IRS issued the annual update of special per diem rates for use in substantiating certain business expenses taxpayers incur when traveling away from home.
   
 
 
IRS's "Fresh Start" program expands payment options
The IRS has liberalized the qualifications for installment agreements and offers in compromise. Get a look at the new rules and how they can help taxpayers who can't pay their taxes in full.
   
 
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CPA Client Bulletin is a newsletter designed as a marketing and communications tool for your practice. Simply send the monthly issues with the compliments of your firm to keep in touch with your clients. Your firm stays top of mind, and your clients and prospects will appreciate the tax, business, and financial planning ideas. Build your reputation as a trusted business adviser with CPA Client Bulletin.
 
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This lively, stimulating look at tax saving and planning tips and techniques is prized by clients interested in how to maximize their tax savings and understand the impact of the latest tax legislation on them. It raises questions that your clients will need you to answer, shows them how you can help them plan strategically, and serves as a reliable practice-building tool, both during tax season—when you're far too busy to even think of marketing—and all year long.
 
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Non-cash asset donations may be a more tax-advantaged way for your clients to give.
Inside buyout basics and the tax cliff. A Journal of Accountancy webcast.
CPA News to Know
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1 CPA mobility law takes effect in Washington
 
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1 Responding to a 90-day letter
 
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1 New brochures can help CPAs vet investment advisers
 
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1 PTIN information release concerns aired
 
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1 TIGTA: IRS pays millions in unnecessary interest on NOL carrybacks
 
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1 FASB moves forward with new model for financial instrument impairment
 
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What's at Stake? A CPA's Insights into the Federal Government's Finances
See how the U.S. government's financial statements can be used for greater understanding of the nation's fiscal health.

 
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