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December 2, 2013
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Articles
     
Do your clients make the grade?
By William L. Reeb, CPA/CITP, CGMA, and Dominic Cingoranelli, CPA, CGMA
Make sure your client lists have the right mix.
   
 
   
The benefits of benchmarking for CPA firms
By Blake Christian, CPA
Comparing firm metrics can help leaders set realistic goals.
   
 
   
How planners should approach referrals
By James Sullivan, CPA/PFS
Help clients and others keep you in mind when the time is right.
   
 
e-MAP: Management of an Accounting Practice Handbook
Unlocking the Mystery of Healthcare Planning for Retirement: Second Edition
2014 Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference
Becoming a Trusted Business Advisor: How to Add Value, Improve Client Loyalty, and Increase Profits
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News
 
Should IRS do a better job protecting taxpayer data?
A TIGTA report says the IRS does not always correct known security problems.
   
 
 
How to improve tax ethics training
These suggestions will help both academics and practitioners.
   
 
 
The pitfalls of assuming management responsibilities
Doing so can make it difficult to defend against professional liability claims.
   
 
 
Properly reporting partner compensation
Receiving a partnership interest can have tax consequences for employees.
   
 
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  Tax Planning Opportunities After ATRA: Tax Rate Evaluator
This Excel-based software will enable you to minimize the effects that the new tax structure has on your clients, and institute best practices that will yield benefits in 2013 and beyond. The 15-year projection calculators will ensure that your clients come for planning advice this year, and keep coming back to you for advice year after year.
 
  Tax Planning Opportunities After ATRA: Tools, Tips, and Tactics
The information and resources in this toolkit will enable you to minimize the effect that the new tax structure has on your clients, and to institute best practices that will yield benefits in 2013 and beyond.
 
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This comprehensive resource examines each of the basic valuation approaches and reviews the research and due diligence necessary for you to effectively value specific intangible asset types. Through illustrative examples and clear modeling, this book makes abstract concepts come to life to help you deliver strong and accurate valuations.
 
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This new guide provides practical guidance and illustrations related to the qualitative assessment and the first step of the two-step goodwill impairment test.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 FASB's approval creates private company GAAP exceptions
 
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1 IASB makes change to defined benefit contribution accounting
 
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1 Charitable remainder trust strategies
 
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1 How CPAs can leverage social media
 
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1 For penalty calculation, amount of tax shown on return reduced by credits, Tax Court holds
 
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1 Controlled groups and the Sec. 179 election for S corporations
 
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Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  Dec. 5 Social Security and Medicare: Maximizing Retirement Benefits
 
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  Dec. 5 Compilation and Review Alert: Update for 2013–2014 Engagements
 
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  Dec. 6 2013 National Tax Conference Highlights
 
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  Dec. 6 AICPA Insights® Live: Do the New Personal Financial Planning Standards Apply to You?
 
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  Dec. 9 AICPA Online Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
 
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