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July 12, 2007 — In This Newsletter:



FIN-48 Friendly Tax Savings for Right and Left Coast Practitioners
by Chuck Swenson, CPA/PhD
New York and California have very lucrative location-based credits. Chances are one out of every five of your clients is eligible. This article describes how to take advantage of them.

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) and Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI)
from The Tax Adviser
Teaching an old dog new tricks.

Red Flags on Tax Patents
from Journal of Accountancy
An AICPA volunteer task force reveals why a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office practice of granting patents on tax strategies has raised concerns.

Taxpayer Liable for Taxes Misappropriated by Payroll Services Firm
from The Tax Adviser
To prevail on a traditional estoppel defense, the record must establish reasonable reliance on a misrepresentation to a party’s detriment. When the government is involved, establishing “affirmative misconduct or rare or extreme circumstances” is also required.

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Profit From a Consultative Approach
by John J. Bowen, Jr.
It's not what your clients want to invest in. It's understanding what makes them tick.

FIN 48: The Show Must Go On
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FASB voted unanimously on January 17, 2007 against the postponement of FIN 48. This overview provides a free excerpt from a soon-to-be-released FIN 48 treatise from LexisNexis.

Tax Issues Complicate the Costs of Chronic Illness and Long-Term Care Insurance
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Basis/Distributions for Pass-Through Entities: An IRS Hot Spot
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AICPA’s Hottest Tax Topics for 2007
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Advanced Planning for S Corporations
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AICPA National Tax Education Program
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