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July 23, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

If You Think You Work Hard…
by Rick Telberg/At Large
…don’t tell your clients. They may work as much or more. How hard do most CPAs work? Join the study. Get the answers

The Dreaded Kiddie Tax
from Journal of Accountancy
Help your clients take some of the angst out of adolescence by managing their children’s unearned income.

Planning for Distributions of Employer Securities
from The Tax Adviser
Taxpayers can sustain losses on employer securities received as part of a lump-sum distribution. Here’s why.

Measuring Up
from CFO Magazine
Many companies still struggle to use metrics effectively. It may be that fresh thinking is what really counts.

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Weekly Spotlight

Accounting Software Trends From the AICPA Tech+ Conference
by Randolph Johnston
Introduction of upgraded products into new markets, accounting software as a service and consolidation of partners top rankings. 

Investing in Real Estate
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Four tips show you how. 

More Demand Than Ever
Sponsored by DeVry Keller
Accounting: A degree every employer could love. 

Tax Issues Complicate the Costs of Chronic Illness and Long-Term Care Insurance
Sponsored by Thomson Tax & Accounting
Long-term care costs can be high enough to consume the estates of chronically ill individuals. It is only prudent, then, to consider insuring against those costs.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA to Launch New E-Newsletter on Corporate Taxation
Don’t miss premiere issue on July 26.

Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference East
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board’s (FASAB) Tom Allen co-chairs. Ideal for regulators, public practitioners. August 20-21

Self-Employed and Small Businesses Blamed for Tax Gap
In a new survey of 1,300 AICPA members, 49 percent believe small business and the self-employed are primarily responsible for the tax gap. View survey results.

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

ControlsDoc — For Documenting and Assessing Internal Controls
This new software captures the required controls documentation and assists in assessing the effectiveness of controls design.

Not-for-Profit Organizations — Auditing and Accounting Guide,
2007 Edition

This new edition has been updated with conforming changes as of May 1, 2007 and with the new risk assessment standards.

Compensation As a Strategic Asset
Using PCPS 2006 Owner Compensation Survey results, the authors show how to use recruiting, retention, goal-setting, evaluation and pay for performance practices.

Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors, 2007-2008 Edition
Keep on top of latest developments in the accounting, auditing, compilation and review arenas. Earn 21 CPE credits.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Visit the AICPA Store.

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This Week's Best Sellers

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

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Employee Benefit Plans — Audit and Accounting Guide, 2007 Edition

Accountant’s Business Manual

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AICPA Conferences

Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update
8/20 - 8/21, Washington, DC

AICPA/Export Assist, Inc. IC-DISC Conference
9/19, New York, NY

AICPA National Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services
9/27 - 9/28, San Diego, CA

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AICPA Webcasts

9/18 - SEC Quarterly Update – 3Q 2007

12/18 - SEC Quarterly Update – 4Q 2007











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