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July 16, 2009 — In This Newsletter:



Cell Phones and Our Outdated Tax Law
by Annette Nellen, CPA/Esq.
Despite cell phones becoming inexpensive gadgets that even kids own, they remain suspect assets under the tax law. It's past time to modernize this 20th century rule.

How to Claim State and Local General Sales Taxes Properly
by Mark Washburn, CPA/MST
Maximize your client's sales tax deduction with these valuable tips.

Successful Use of the Tax Practitioner Privilege Unlikely
by Thomas Wechter, JD/LLM
The Seventh Circuit decision in Valero has restricted the tax practitioner privilege and broadened the tax shelter promotion exception.

Why Tax Information Exchange Agreements Are 'Toothless'
by Kristofer Neslund, CPA/DBA
Despite the ominous messages being communicated to the public, taxpayers have little to fear from the tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs) to which most tax havens have rushed to commit.

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Valuation Discounts for Estate and Gift Taxes
by Justin Ransome and Vinu Satchit/Journal of Accountancy
There's a lot on the line in determining the fair value of an interest in a closely held entity for estate and gift tax purposes. Here are some pointers.

Eight Wealth Management Issues No. 3 and 4: Risk Management & Retirement Planning
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Tips and Traps for Dealing With the IRS: From Start to Finish
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Advanced Income Tax Accounting — Including Practical Application Exercises
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2009 Cumulative Tax Guide
Access new and updated tax laws and navigate over 600 pages of easy-to-use indexed and hyperlinked explanations and analysis. In download format, the content is categorized by title, topic or Code section and covers the new Economic Stimulus Bill.

Advising Clients in Tough Times
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S Corporations: The Ins and Outs of Tax Reporting and Planning

FIN 48 — Uncertainty in Income Taxes: A Must Know for Tax CPAs and Accountants/Auditors!

Buying and Selling Businesses:
The CPA's Role

Overview of the Revised Form 990

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  AICPA Conferences

AICPA National Tax Conference — Networking Dinner
, Washington, DC

National Tax Conference
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National Oil & Gas Conference
11/9 - 11/10
, Denver, CO

  AICPA Webcasts
7/21 - Workforce Tactics for the Year of Economic Crisis
7/22 - Cloud Computing Series Part 2
7/29 - Pricing Your Advisory Work and Engagement Tips

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