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 November 17, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Look Who’s Bullish Now
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Some astute firms are seizing once-in-a-lifetime growth opportunities. Tell me: What should CPAs do?

Shaking Up Financial Statement Presentation
by Guy McClain and Andrew McLelland/Journal of Accountancy
An early look at the FASB and IASB financial statement project.

Benefits: Adult Education
by Josh Hyatt/CFO Magazine
By helping employees make the most of the benefits companies offer, employers help themselves as well.

Current Developments in S Corporations
by Hughlene Burton and Stewart Karlinsky/The Tax Adviser
This year Treasury issued final regulations that provide guidance on changes made by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 and the
GO Zone Act to the rules governing S corporations.

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Weekly Spotlight

Insiders Are Buying Heavily
by Jonathan Moreland
But does it matter?

The Dilemma: Married Filing Jointly vs. Separately
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After the Election — Key Tax Planning Ideas Before the End of 2008
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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Federal Real Estate Tax Conference
Eric Solomon keynotes. Ideal for lawyers and financial executives involved with real estate clients. December 1-2

Compilation and Review Risk Alert Strategic Briefing — 2008/2009
Experts reveal how you can make your “Comp & Review” engagements more effective. November 18

Auditing Standards Board (ASB) Revises Auditing Interpretation
The ASB has revised an Auditing Interpretation of Statement on Auditing Standards No. 67, The Confirmation Process, regarding the use of electronic confirmations and their reliability in the confirmation process.

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AICPA’s Hottest Tax Topics for 2008
Author Bill Bischoff, CPA, provides insight into techniques for reducing your clients’ tax burdens. Earn 12 CPE credits.

Health Care Organizations — AICPA Audit and Accounting
Guide 2008

Updated with conforming changes as of May 1, 2008, this edition summarizes applicable requirements and practices.

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11/18 - Compilation and Review Risk Alert Strategic Briefing — 2008/2009

11/20 - Strategic Performance Management: Keeping It Simple

11/20 - Valuation of Distressed Companies


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