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 October 26, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

CPAs’ Top Year-End Tax Tips for Trying Times
by Rick Telberg/At Large

How to brace your clients for tough news. Are you ready?
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When Every Minute Counts
by Derek Royster, CPA, ABV
Calculating economic damages in a manufacturing crisis.

Exposure Draft on Rate-Regulated Activities
by Remi Forgeas, CPA
How the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) perfectly illustrates the convergence process with U.S. GAAP.

Make Your Year-End Count
by Vikram Rajan
Five marketing strategies show you how.

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New and Noteworthy
Consumer and Taxpayer Rights Groups Seek Ban on Tax

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Auditing Standards Board Issues Additional Exposure Drafts Resulting From Clarity Project
Comments due January 15 on Proposed Statements on Auditing Standards on written representations and terms of engagement, resulting from its Clarity Project. Supersedes AU 315.03 – .10 and 333 in AICPA
Professional Standards.

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AICPA's 2009 Corporate Tax Review and Update:
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The 2010 Cumulative Tax Guide
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