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 January 11, 2010 — In This Newsletter:

How to Have Your Best Tax Season Ever
by Rick Telberg/At Large

The three-step plan to new profitability. Are you ready? Join the survey; see the results.

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Who Killed the Billable Hour?
by Jason Rosenthal, JD
Alternative legal fee arrangements.

The Windfall Elimination Provision
by James Sullivan, CPA, PFS
How it can reduce Social Security benefits substantially.

Four Trends CPAs Need to Know
by Michael Ramos, CPA
Obama policies will affect your clients’ business — and their business needs. Are you ready?

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Weekly Spotlight

Moving Forward in 2010
by Tracy Crevar Warren
Five tactics show you how.

Winning the New Ballgame: Planning for Growth in a Post-Recession Economy. Author Michael Ramos surveys both short and long-term investments that you can implement as the economy rebounds. Click here:

Ten Ways Inventory Management Can Make or Break You
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Generally the goal is to maximize profit while minimizing the amount invested in inventory. Here are 10 strategies to inventory management to help your business become or remain profitable.

Taking Control: Public Company Auditors Use Internal Controls to Measure Effectiveness
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A helpful summary of the current state of internal controls from both a public company and a small business perspective.

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New and Noteworthy

The Rebirth of Roth: A CPA's Ultimate Guide for Client Care
Help your clients benefit from the opportunity to convert to Roth IRAs
regardless of their MAGI or filing status — with this comprehensive guide.

Technical Inquiry and Reply Issued on Subsequent Events
Technical Practice Aid 9150.26 provides guidance on the effect of FASB ASC 855, Subsequent Events, on the accountant’s responsibilities for subsequent events in a compilation or review engagement.

SSARS No. 19 Issued December 30 — Features Biggest Changes Since 1978
For an Executive Summary (PDF) on the new standard, a white paper (PDF) on the compilation reporting option and other related resources, visit www.aicpa.org/reliability.

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AICPA's Hottest Tax Topics For 2009
This course highlights the hottest tax topics those that change a lot every year and affect many of your individual, small business and corporate clients Earn 16 CPE credits

The Rebirth of Roth: A CPA's Ultimate Guide for Client Care
This comprehensive guide brings you up to date on current rules and regulations, such as tax planning basics and strategies, client and beneficiary considerations, and the Roth Legacy Trust.

IFRS Accounting Trends & Techniques
This international version captures today’s prevailing financial reporting practices with illustrative examples from the actual financial statements of 100 publicly-traded companies around the world.

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