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 October 29, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

Can Morale Drive Profit?
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Many CPAs think so. How does YOUR office rate? Join the study; get the benchmarks.

Accounting for Uncertainty
from Journal of Accountancy
FIN 48 and new returns standards require tax preparers to assess a variety of thresholds.

IHOP's Thomas Conforti: The Right Mix
from CFO Magazine
The week that IHOP acquired Applebee's in a $2 billion deal, Tom Conforti revealed why the target company's business model is a thing of the past and what it's like to swallow an elephant.

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation and Sec. 409A Final Regulation from The Tax Adviser
The final Sec. 409A regulations clarify the previously proposed regulations, establish final rules for nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans and impose strict penalties on plans that don’t comply.

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Weekly Spotlight

Having Trouble Finding the Talent You Need?
by Geremy Cepin
How executive search firms can uncover candidates you didn’t even know were looking.

Defining Residency for Tax vs. Immigration Purposes
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A fundamental first step in individual income tax planning is determining the person’s residency status. Here’s what to consider.

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New and Noteworthy

Randy Fletchall Elected Chairman of AICPA Board of Directors
View details (PDF).

AICPA Accounting Firm Marketing Forum
Walter Timoshenko chairs. Ideal for managing partners, marketing directors. November 8-9.

Register for the ABV Exam Today!
Take the first step to achieving an Accredited Business Valuation credential. The testing window extends from November 12 through December 15.

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

Health Care Organizations — AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide
This new edition is updated with conforming changes as of May 1, 2007 including the new Risk Assessment Standards.

AICPA’s Tax Review Series: C Corporations
Apply the latest changes in preparing federal corporate income tax returns and find tax-saving ideas for clients — and earn CPE credit.

Life Cycle Planning for the CPA Practice: Practical Strategies and Forms
Find guidance on issues surrounding specific practice milestones like leasing or buying office space, merging, promoting staff, winding down and more.

AICPA's Tax Review Series: S Corps, LLCs and Other Pass-Through Entities
Get updated on key tax issues in this new self-study course. Earn up to 9 CPE credits.

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AICPA Conferences

Key Strategies for Driving Business Success
11/13 - 11/14, Providence, RI

Sophisticated Tax Planning for Wealthy Clients
11/26 - 11/27, New York, NY

The National Conference on the Securities Industry
11/27 - 11/28, New York, NY

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AICPA Webcasts
10/30 - Understanding and Implementing the Statement on Standards for Valuation Services
11/13 - Develop Your Successful ElderCare Practice

11/13 - Partnerships – 2007 Year-End Update


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