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August 6, 2012
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Criminal minds
By Jeff Drew/Journal of Accountancy
What CPAs can learn from the way thieves think.
  Andi McNeal  
What's your fraud IQ?
By Andi McNeal, CPA/Journal of Accountancy
Take this quiz to see whether your knowledge of fraudsters' mindsets, characteristics, and behaviors is sufficiently honed to help you recognize the warning signs of fraud.
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Client Strategies
  Jim Buttonow  
Take the lead on your client's IRS audit
By Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP
Planning is critical to achieving the best results in an IRS field examination. Nine steps show you how to prepare for your client's audit.
  Justin Locke  
Trust (and mistrust) management
By Justin Locke
What CPAs can do about trust violations.
IRS alerts tax preparers to EITC filing errors
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New In The Store
  How to Advise Victims of Identity Theft
Tuesday, Aug. 7-This webinar focuses on providing CPAs with strategies to address potential occurrences of fraud involving their clients' tax return information, including dealing with the IRS and Social Security.
  Accounting Trends & Techniques—Employee Benefit Plans
This 2012 edition of Employee Benefit Plans—Accounting Trends & Techniques provides a multitude of illustrative disclosures for financial statements of employee benefit plans. This edition has been modified to include certain changes necessary due to issuance of authoritative pronouncements. It also includes other changes necessary to keep the book current on industry and regulatory matters.
  Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small to Medium Sized Businesses, Fourth Edition
This updated and comprehensive text is a must-have desk reference. Writing in plain, conversational English, author Gary Trugman takes complex business valuation theory and practice and provides an easy to understand and comfortable explanation for even the nontechnical user. The fourth edition with valuable expanded content provides a comprehensive treatment of business valuation basics and delivers practical applications for using business valuation theory in your practice.
  Basis/Distributions for Pass-Through Entities: An IRS Hot Spot
This course addresses the rules that are used to determine basis for partnerships and S corporations, and puts the computation of basis in the contexts that often come under scrutiny—loss limitations, distributions, and sales of an interest, among others.
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CPA News to Know
1 False rumors spread concern about a new "real estate transaction tax"
1 IRS clarifies who is subject to 50% limit on meal deductions
1 Commission outlines 7-step strategy for charting the future of accounting education
1 FASB releases recommendations for private company framework
1 PCAOB gives audit committees guidance on inspections of audit firms
1 At work, engagement is lacking; so is meaning
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