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  January 22, 2008 — In This Newsletter:
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*NEW IN THE STORE *INDUSTRY NEWS  
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CPAs to Boomers: 'Save, Save ... and Save!'
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Are boomers ready for retirement? Probably not. Are YOU ready for busy season? Sound off here.

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Life Insurance: What’s It Worth? (And Who Says?)
by Alan Breus/Journal of Accountancy
Unneeded policies can be a source of wealth for not-for-profit organizations and a source of tax deductions for donors. Here’s how.

Sustainability Reporting: Earth in the Balance Sheet
by Scott Leibs/CFO Magazine
Sustainability reports offer plenty of eye candy, but can they actually help managers make better decisions?

When to Begin Receiving Social Security Benefits
by Theodore Sarenski/The Tax Adviser
Latest statistics reveal more and more people electing to receive benefits at age 62. But is this a wise choice?

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Weekly Spotlight

Inside the Markets: Insiders Are Saying ‘Buy’
by Jonathan Moreland
But not right now.

‘More Likely Than Not’ Standard Becomes Rule for Preparers in Sweeping IRS Guidance
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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual
Sidney Kess chairs. Ideal for financial planners, attorneys. May 8-9.

AICPA Publishes Updated Report on Internal Controls
This revised illustrative report is effective for audits of fiscal years ending on or after November 15, 2007, with immediate adoption permitted.

What You Don’t Know About Post-9/11 Emergency Regs
There’s a flood of new rules for business continuity planning and disaster recovery. Are you up to speed?

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

AICPA Audit and Accounting Manual
Developed exclusively for small- and medium-size CPA practices, this new edition contains extensive guidance on the requirements of the new risk assessment standards (SASs No. 104-111).

Establishing and Maintaining a System of Quality Control for a CPA Firm's Accounting and Auditing Practice — Practice Aid
This new edition practice aid is intended to help practitioners better understand and apply Statement on Quality Control Standards (SQCS)
No. 7, which is included.

Adviser’s Guide to Counseling Aging Clients and Their Families — Fully Revised and Updated — Including the Deficit Reduction Act
Find tools to address important issues such as retirement, long-term care and estate planning.

Adviser’s Guide to the Tax Consequences of the Purchase and Sale of a Business, 2nd Edition
Find guidance in advising clients who want to buy or sell the assets or stock of a corporate business, the assets or interest of a partnership, or the assets or business of a sole proprietorship.

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