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  October 6, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Post-Meltdown: CPAs on the Front Lines
by Rick Telberg/At Large
How safe is your job? Join the survey; get the answers.

Will the Election Impact Payroll Taxes?
by Hank Berkowitz
Top thought influencers and solution providers from the marketplace share their insights.

Over Rated?
by Alix Stuart/CFO Magazine
The subprime fiasco has put corporate credit-ratings on thin ice.

XBRL Around the World
by Karen Kernan/Journal of Accountancy
A look beyond U.S. shores to put the SEC’s interactive data initiative in a global context.

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Weekly Spotlight

Time to Say Goodbye
by John Bowen, Jr.
How to let go of clients who don't fit your profile, once you've decided to cut your client list.

Counter IRS Audits by Properly Classifying Workers (Part I)
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The IRS is wary of the economic incentive that employers have to misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees to cut benefit costs and avoid compliance burdens.

2009: Change You Can Believe In
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What might be of interest to taxpayers in 2009? Get up to speed!

The Secret to Quality Online Learning
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As the online learning industry goes mainstream, the question arises: Is it delivering a quality education experience?

Times They Are a Changing — The Coming Convergence
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Survey Guides Accounting Firms in Building More Intelligent Businesses
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Knowledge management, culture, technology are key to success.

Businesses Lobbying to Remove Cell Phones From Listed Property
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A quick review on the “Modernize Our Bookkeeping in the Law for Employee’s Cell Phone Act of 2008” legislation.

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New and Noteworthy

National Construction Industry Conference
Rusty Sherwood keynotes. Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, controllers, surety underwriters, contractors. December 4-5

AICPA Webcast: Growing in a Difficult Economy
In this SAP-sponsored event, experts reveal techniques on how to survive and thrive in this economy. October 8

Bank of America Stops Responding to Paper Confirmation Requests
Effective October 1, 2008, Bank of America will only respond to electronic confirmation requests. See some typical inquiries from AICPA members,
and responses.

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Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small to Medium Sized Businesses — Third Edition
This new edition by Gary Trugman is a comprehensive treatment of business valuation written in the author’s notable easy-to-read style.

AICPA Technical Practice Aids 2008
Along with containing AICPA Statements of Position, this new edition presents a technical Q&A section with responses to selected inquiries received by the AICPA Technical Hotline and various committees.

FASB Codification Developments 2008: Strengthening Financial Management and Reporting — Financial Reporting Alert
Accountants in business and industry will find an overview and case studies on how to navigate and perform accounting research.

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