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 March 23, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

Recession Stalks Tax Season 09
by Rick Telberg/At Large
CPAs react to tough times. How are firms planning to celebrate April 15th? Join the Busy Season 2009 survey; see the results.

Preparing Business Valuations You Can Take to Court
by Frances Franco, CPA/CFF
Here’s how.

Procedural Differences in Impairment Testing
by Steven Brice
The real cost implications of moving to international financial reporting standards (IFRS).

Credits Against Tax
by Alistair Nevius/The Tax Adviser
IRS explains how unmarried taxpayers allocate first-time homebuyer credit.

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Weekly Spotlight

Technology Spending in a Down Economy
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
As CPAs start to feel the effects that have been plaguing the rest of the economy, technology spending is likely to rank pretty high on the list of areas vulnerable to be cut.

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New and Noteworthy

Common Questions Answered on Individual and Business Tax Provisions of Economic-Stimulus Package
The AICPA has prepared a Q&A (PDF) on individual and business tax-related provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

AICPA National Conference on Employee Benefits Plans
Susan Mangiero keynotes. Ideal for auditors, tax practitioners, plan sponsors, third-party administrators. May 18-20

IFRS Quarterly Webcast Series — First Quarter 2009
Experts divulge what's important, the differences and similarities between IFRS and U.S. GAAP and current convergence efforts. March 31

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