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August 27, 2012
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What it takes to start your own firm
By Jeff Drew
CPA entrepreneurs need passion, purpose, persistence, and the right people providing support.
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The premortem: Expect the unexpected
By Peter Bartram/CGMA Magazine
Businesses are increasingly examining what-if scenarios to test risks in a potential strategy or to refine contingency planning. Get tips for managing an effective premortem.
You Are the Value: Define Your Worth, Differentiate Your CPA Firm, Own Your Market
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IRS Chief Counsel's office issues advice on identity theft returns
The IRS's Office of Chief Counsel issued guidance on what it can do when an identity thief files a tax return to get a fraudulent refund and the IRS has issued a statutory notice of deficiency based on that fraudulent return.
PwC: Internal audit has to play a more substantial role in information security
With data security breaches on the rise, a new report proposes a three-pronged defensive strategy that relies on internal audit to test the effectiveness of corporate cybersecurity controls and policies.
Sense of direction is critical to employee satisfaction
Report reveals the five questions employees eyeing career advancement should ask their managers.
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  Accounting Trends & Techniques—Employee Benefit Plans
The 2012 edition of this publication provides a multitude of illustrative disclosures for financial statements of employee benefit plans. This edition has been modified to include certain changes necessary due to issuance of authoritative pronouncements. It also includes other changes necessary to keep the book current on industry and regulatory matters.
  Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small to Medium Sized Businesses, Fourth Edition
This updated and comprehensive text is a must-have desk reference. Writing in plain, conversational English, author Gary Trugman breaks down complex business valuation theory and practice and provides an easy-to-understand and comfortable explanation for even the nontechnical user. The fourth edition with valuable expanded content provides a comprehensive treatment of business valuation basics and delivers practical applications for using business valuation theory in your practice.
  Basis/Distributions for Pass-Through Entities: An IRS Hot Spot
This course addresses the rules that are used to determine basis for partnerships and S corporations, and puts the computation of basis in the contexts that often come under scrutiny—loss limitations, distributions, and sales of an interest, among others.
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CPA News to Know
1 Highly scrutinized SEC conflict mineral regs. include new audit requirement
1 State cannot deny tax deduction to employers that hire illegal aliens, court holds
1 China poised to overtake U.S. in business travel spending by 2014
1 IRS announces the end of tiered issues
1 ASB seeking feedback specific to U.S. auditor's reports
1 Draft Form 706 provides check box to not elect portability
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