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September 11, 2008 — In This Newsletter:



Five New Favorable Developments in Housing Taxation
by LeAnn Luna
Why tax preparers need to be aware of new legislation affecting homeowners.

Are You Sure You’re Not a Tax Preparer?
by Larry Jacobson, CPA/JD
The Treasury Department just promulgated Proposed Regulations that would expand the definition of who is a tax preparer.

Bonus Depreciation vs. Refundable Credits
by Mary Bernard, CPA/MST
Corporations can now elect to forego bonus depreciation in favor of refundable research and AMT credits. Here’s how.

Court Broadens Tax Shelter Exception to Tax Practitioner Privilege
by Tom Wechter, JD/LLM and Colleen Feeney Romero, JD
Will the Valero court’s definition of “tax shelter” and "promotion” make it easier for the government to win the tax shelter exception to the tax practitioner’s privilege and obtain sensitive documents?

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Green Taxation
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
Rising gas prices and environmental concerns have generated an assortment of tax proposals. What factors help CPAs determine if any are appropriate for our tax system and environment?

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Survey Guides Accounting Firms in Building More Intelligent Businesses
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Form 990: AICPA’s Answer to Unlocking the Tax Complexities
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Pass Through Entity Update
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Accountant’s Business Manual Online
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Buying and Selling Businesses: The CPA’s Role
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  Best Sellers

Basis/Distributions for Pass-Through Entities: An IRS Hot Spot

Tax Research Techniques, 8th Edition

Taxation Essentials of LLCs, LLPs, LPs and Other Partnerships

The CPA’s Guide to Long-Term Care Planning
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CCH’s Business Incentive Guide
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Current Developments in Individual Taxes

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Innovative Tax Planning for Small Businesses: Corporations, Partnerships & LLCs

Innovative Tax Planning for Individuals and Sole Proprietors

Also see AICPA Conferences section below
  Career Resources
Know Anyone Who’s Looking? We’re in the Market for Talented CPAs at the Manager Level
  AICPA Conferences

AICPA National Tax Conference
10/27 - 10/28
, Washington, DC

AICPA and PDI National Oil and Gas Conference
11/10 - 11/11
, Austin, TX

Sophisticated Tax Planning for Your Wealthy Clients
11/10 - 11/11
, New York, NY

AICPA Webcasts
9/17 - SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — 3Q2008
9/18 - The Management System: A Toolkit for Success
9/25 - PCAOB AS 5 — Preparing for Integrated Audits of Non-Accelerated Filers

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