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January 22, 2013
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  Lauren Prosser  
The defining dozen: 12 metrics CPAs should track
By Lauren Prosser/AICPA Insights
These metrics can help CPA firms measure their reach with clients.
  James Sullivan  
How to avoid overpaying for "Medigap" coverage
By James Sullivan, CPA/PFS
Your clients may be paying far more than they should for their Medicare supplement coverage.
Accountant's Business Manual
Save Wisely, Spend Happily: Real Stories About Money & How to Thrive From Trusted Advisors
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Anxious times demand a better name
"Fiscal cliff" is so 2012. Offer your suggestions for a better term to describe the current angst CPA clients are feeling.
IRS unveils simpler office deduction method
Rev. Proc. 2013-13 gives taxpayers an optional safe-harbor method to calculate the amount of the deduction for expenses for business use of a residence during the tax year under Sec. 280A, beginning with the current tax year.
Big changes coming for audit reports
International auditing standards appear set for a period of substantial change as investors seek more information, new forms of reporting emerge, and companies look to provide assurance on additional items.
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New In The Store
  Advanced Income Tax Strategies for the Mass Affluent: Post-Election Update 2013
Video, Monday, Jan. 28—This session will look at tax planning opportunities in 2013 and beyond, in light of what did (and did not) happen at the end of 2012 and the outcome of the election, with a focus on income tax planning issues and concerns for the mass affluent.
  Critical Payroll and Tax Legislation for 2013: New Year, New Challenges for Every Small Business
Audio, Tuesday, Jan. 29—This live audio webcast identifies the critical business regulations to be aware of in 2013, and better prepares you to both respond to inquiries and proactively engage clients regarding important new legislation.
  The 2012/13 Health Care Audit Risk Alert—A Critical Update for the Next Year
Audio, Monday, May 13—This live webinar will delve into the hot-off-the-press 2012/13 edition of the annual Audit Risk Alert Health Care Industry Developments.
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Global CPA Report
CPA News to Know
1 IRS provides procedures for 2012 qualified transportation fringe benefit refunds
1 Corrected 2013 tax tables issued
1 FASB repurchase agreement proposal aims to adequately reflect risks
1 More North American companies rewarding internal auditors with pay raises, perks
1 Four lessons to learn from high-performing companies worldwide
Jim Metzler video
MAP points way to better days
Jim Metzler, CPA/CITP, CGMA, vice president of small firm interests at the AICPA, sees reason for optimism in the latest National Management of an Accounting Practice survey.

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