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January 7, 2013
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  Paul Bonner   Alistair Nevius  
"Fiscal cliff" legislation includes huge number of tax provisions
By Paul Bonner and Alistair M. Nevius
The American Taxpayer Relief Act, passed by Congress on Jan. 1, permanently extends a large number of tax items from the 2001 and 2003 tax acts and extends many expired tax provisions. Here is a comprehensive look at the many changes contained in the bill, as well as other new taxes that took effect Jan. 1.
   
 
  Jennifer Wilson  
The pros and cons of non-equity partnerships
By Jennifer Wilson
Explore the benefits and pitfalls of this approach.
   
 
Washington Tax Brief
Individual Tax Update: Top Ten Things to Know for Filing 2012 Returns
AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference
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News
 
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IRS modifies a pair of taxpayer consents
New guidance applies to taxpayer consents to disclose and consents to use tax return information.
   
 
 
The most popular JofA stories of 2012
Check out the Journal of Accountancy print and web stories that drew the most reader traffic last year.
   
 
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  AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
Jan 24–26, FireSky Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz. Obtain the skills needed, or improve your skills, as an expert witness. Learn how to prepare and present information during arbitration or in the courtroom.
 
  Related-Party Audit Considerations: A Case Study Approach—Practice Aid
This inaugural edition provides guidance in accordance with applicable AICPA professional standards and uses a case study approach that takes the reader through every phase of the audit affected by related parties and related-party transactions.
 
  Special Considerations in Auditing Financial Instruments—AICPA Audit Guide
This guide provides important practical assistance to auditors when addressing valuation and other considerations pertaining to financial instruments. Financial instruments is an area of financial reporting involving complex issues, and it has come under particular focus due to the recent difficult financial market conditions. This guide has been fully conformed to reflect the new standards resulting from the Clarity Project.
 
  Prospective Financial Information Guide
The guide summarizes applicable requirements and practices, and delivers how-to advice for handling issues common with prospective financial information. It describes presentation guidelines and includes discussion of other relevant financial statement considerations. The guide includes information for entities that prepare prospective financial information, as well as practitioners who compile, examine, and perform other agreed upon procedures on prospective financial information.
 
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Global CPA Report
CPA News to Know
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1 Top IT challenges for 2013 revealed
 
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1 FAF wants U.S. represented in IASB standards advisory group
 
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1 Rules on use, disclosure of taxpayer information finalized
 
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1 Members of corporate boards see pay rise nearly 10%
 
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1 4 articles that made CPAs smile in 2012
 
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Doing business abroad
Brad Hardy, senior vice president in Global Banking with Wells Fargo, discusses international expansion.

 
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