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March 19, 2012
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Financial Planning
QLAC, QLAC … Can the AFLAC Duck Help Market QLACs?
by James Sullivan, CPA, PFS
Will qualifying longevity annuity contracts or QLACs be the next big thing?
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Firm Management
How Do Your Clients Know That You’re the Best?
by Vikram Rajan
Most of your clients are used to coming to you, so they keep coming to you. But are they recommending you as much as you’d like? Three best practice tips revealed.
IRS’s Current Position on Assessing Code Section 6707A Penalties
by Janice Eiseman, JD, LLM
How the IRS is taking a “formalistic approach” in interpreting its own section 6011 regulations on disclosing reportable transactions and not following its own rules on which tax years to assess the Section 6707A penalty.
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FASB Chairman Says FAF Could Announce Decision on Private Company Financial Reporting in May
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