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September 17, 2012
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Practitioner Strategies
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By Heidi Bolger, CPA/ABV
Address these issues well before exit negotiations begin.
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Marketing well by doing good
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Charitable work sometimes leads to serendipitous referrals.
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The blame game
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IRS focus on tax preparers is creating a growing conflict of interest in tax representation.
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New commission renews focus on ethnic diversity among CPAs
Retention and advancement of under-represented minorities in the accounting profession is the focus of the newly formed National Commission on Diversity.
Guidance issued on employee expense reimbursement arrangements
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a revenue ruling providing guidance on situations in which employers recharacterize wages as reimbursements and whether those arrangements satisfy the requirements for an accountable plan under Sec. 62(c).
Scope of appropriate content, structure in auditor's report under debate
A wide variety of views over what should be included in the auditor's report emerged during an International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) round table.
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  Applying OCBOA in State and Local Governmental Financial Statements
The AICPA Practice Aid, Applying OCBOA in State and Local Governmental Financial Statements, is intended to provide preparers and practitioners with the best practices that promote consistency and that resolve the difficult questions arising when state and local governments maintain their accounting records and prepare their annual financial statements using an alternative accounting and financial reporting framework. While nonauthoritative, this practice aid is the best source for such guidance.
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CPA News to Know
1 Guidance issued on employee expense reimbursement arrangements
1 Publicly traded property defined for determining issue price of debt instruments
1 Use of wrong delivery service results in dismissal of Tax Court petition
1 Malware growth maintains rapid pace as mobile threats surge
1 Private-company financials often shielded from employees
1 Employee health insurance safe harbors expanded
1 FASB sees flexibility, relevance as cures to disclosure overload
1 Accounting and finance hiring plans stabilize
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