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January 15, 2009 — In This Newsletter:



Notice 2008-83: The Ripples Keep Spreading
by George White, CPA
Few Treasury announcements have drawn as much attention as the September release of Notice 2008-83 (“Wells Fargo Ruling”). Despite the scrutiny, new facets are still being uncovered three months later.

What Leftovers Are on Congress' Plate for 2009?
by Thomas Wechter, JD/LLM and Colleen Feeney Romero, JD
Congress has a lot of unfinished business from 2008, including repeal of the AMT, resolve expiring tax provisions, reform or repeal of the estate tax, dealing with the economic substance doctrine, among others.

Rental Real Estate Issues
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
The real message in a recent GAO report on the tax gap from misreporting of rental real estate is that the tax law is too complex.

The Death of LIFO?
by Robert Bloom and William Cenker/Journal of Accountancy
Changing inventory method requires managing the accounting-tax differences.

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The Economic Substance Doctrine
by Larry Jacobson, CPA/JD
What you should know about it and how it can affect your practice.

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