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December 10, 2012
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Turn learning into a competitive advantage
By Jennifer Wilson
Ten areas of focus can set your firm apart.
   
 
   
Nine tips for effective MD&A reporting
By Ken Tysiac/Journal of Accountancy
Deciding what to include in a management discussion and analysis report can be a difficult task. Follow these tips to aid effective reporting.
   
 
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Obstacles make PCAOB's Hanson skeptical about mandatory audit firm rotation
Jay Hanson, a member of the PCAOB, says mandatory audit firm rotation faces so many significant obstacles that he struggles to see how the board would ever be able to require it.
   
 
 
3 ways to improve your CPA firm's website
Your website isn't about being pretty, flashy, informative, or trendy. It's about the conversion of visitors to leads to new revenue.
   
 
 
Even after election, pessimism persists about U.S. economy, CPAs indicate
For the third consecutive quarter, CPA decision-makers in the United States have lower optimism regarding the economy at home, according to the AICPA Business & Industry U.S. Economic Outlook Survey. Political uncertainty reigns, even after the presidential election.
   
 
 
Guidance issued on next year's 3.8% net investment income tax
The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations setting forth rules and guidance on the 3.8% tax on net investment income that is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1. Taxpayers can rely on the proposed rules for purposes of complying with the tax. The IRS also posted FAQs on its website explaining how the tax works.
   
 
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  Brokers and Dealers in Securities—AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide
This guide provides basic information on the securities industry and a broker-dealer's books and records. In addition, SEC regulatory requirements and the related reporting is discussed along with relevant accounting and audit (updated for clarity) topics of particular importance to the audit of a broker-dealer.
 
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Reinforce your understanding of frequently used principles and receive a wealth of tax planning tips and strategies. Learn how to apply the latest changes when preparing individual income tax returns and advise clients on new developments and tax-saving ideas for individuals.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 FASB, IASB union fragile amid SEC indecision on IFRS
 
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1 SEC to study what information should be required in broader financial reporting
 
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1 Guidance issued on additional Medicare tax
 
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