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September 24, 2012
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Should your clients' independent contractors really be employees?
By Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP
The IRS is stepping up worker reclassification efforts. See what you can do to protect your clients.
   
 
   
Demand strong for forensic accountants in wake of financial crisis
By Ken Tysiac
Forensic accounting revenue in the United States is expected to grow 6.8% annually over the next five years.
   
 
   
2012 tax software survey
By Paul Bonner
CPA tax practitioners weigh in on the tax return preparation platforms they use. This year, more than 6,000 told us how each of the major products performed.
   
 
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The Adviser's Guide to Innovative Tax Planning for Individuals and Sole Proprietors
The Adviser's Guide to S Corporations: Tax Compliance and Planning Strategies
Payroll Taxes, Benefits and 1099 Reporting: Everything You Need to Know
White Collar Crime: Core Concepts for Consultants and Expert Witnesses
Financial Reporting Fraud: A Practical Guide to Detection and Internal Control—2nd edition
Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge
The CPA's Handbook of Fraud and Commercial Crime Prevention
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News
 
COSO offers real-world internal control examples
How can a hurricane affect internal control over a company's financial statements? Proposals by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) provide real-world examples, as well as a revision of COSO's internal control framework update.
   
 
 
IRS proposes changes to Circular 230 rules
Acknowledging the difficulties practitioners are having with the current rules, the IRS proposed eliminating the Circular 230 rules on "covered opinions" and replacing them with revised rules governing written tax advice.
   
 
 
AICPA urges Congress to quickly fix tax cliff
Testifying at a House Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access hearing, Jeffrey Porter, CPA, vice chair of the AICPA's Tax Executive Committee, urged Congress to quickly reach an agreement on expiring tax provisions.
   
 
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New In The Store
  AICPA's 1040 Tax Return Workshop by Sid Kess
Wendy Kravit provides the latest practical insights culled from recent tax changes including the 2011 and 2010 Tax Acts in this course originated by Sidney Kess.
 
  AICPA's 2012 Individual Tax Review Series: Nuts and Bolts
This outstanding course covers the nuts and bolts of individual federal tax returns. It is the perfect primer for the follow-up "Beyond the Basics" course.
 
  CPA Client—Advances in Tax Planning—2012
Let your clients know that you've got their interests in mind for tax season and beyond with the AICPA's CPA Client—Advances in Tax Planning. This year-end newsletter is available as a PDF or MS Word download full of the valuable tax-planning information that your clients need this time of year as well as pointers on planning for the upcoming 3.8% Medicare surtax, ideas for managing investments, tips to take advantage of current estate and gift tax rules, and much more.
 
  Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidelines For Cash- and Tax-Basis Financial Statements
The AICPA Practice Aid, Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidelines for Cash- and Tax-Basis Financial Statements, is intended to provide guidelines and best practices that promote consistency and resolve difficult questions regarding the preparation of cash- and tax-basis financial statements.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 FIN 48 among first priorities for new Private Company Council chair
 
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1 Investor confidence in U.S. markets rises
 
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1 U.S. attorneys are authorized to fight stolen identity refund fraud
 
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1 Corporate equity reduction transaction guidance issued
 
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1 The look ahead: Libor scandal prompts examination of regulatory loophole
 
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1 Poor talent management hinders companies' growth, innovation
 
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How satisfied are CPAs with their tax software?
CPA tax practitioners weighed in on the tax return preparation platforms they use.

 
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