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January 27, 2014
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The impact of underfunding the IRS
By Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP
Does it make sense to insulate the IRS from funding instability?
Getting off to a good start in 2014
By Blake Christian, CPA
Now is a great time to examine your firm's strengths and weaknesses.
Considering retirement? Read this first
There are several ways to facilitate partner retirement at CPA firms.
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2014 Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference
Leading an Accounting Firm: The Pyramid of Success
e-MAP: Management of an Accounting Practice Handbook
The Overachiever's Guide to Getting Unstuck: Replan, Reprioritize, Reaffirm
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Networking lessons from the commander in chief (Video)
A CPA shares how his networking led to a day shadowing President Clinton.
One label that every employee should avoid
How to know if you are a job-hopper—and why that's a bad thing.
Want to send a self-destructing message?
There's an app for that, and it's called Snapchat. Here's how to use it.
How to get an "auditor's high"
CPAs experience a rush from doing solid work that is extremely powerful.
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New In The Store
  Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services: Compliance Toolkit
This toolkit provides everything you need to understand and implement the new PFP standards, including sample engagement letters and customizable checklists to document and communicate with your clients during all stages of your engagement.
  Using a SOC 1 Report in a Financial Statement Audit
This practice aid provides auditors with guidance when auditing the financial statements of an entity that uses a third-party administrator or service organization to process certain transactions on behalf of the entity.
  Assets Acquired to Be Used in Research and Development Activities—Accounting and Valuation Guide
This new guide provides practical guidance and illustrations related to the initial and subsequent accounting for, valuation of, and disclosures related to acquired intangible assets used in research and development activities.
  Tax Rate Evaluator: A Graphical Calculator for Tax Planning After ATRA
This Excel-based software will enable you to minimize the effects that the new tax structure has on your clients and institute best practices that will yield benefits in 2014 and beyond. The 15-year projection calculators will ensure that your clients come for planning advice this year, and keep coming back to you for advice year after year.
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Want salary information for finance and accounting?
Use the Robert Half interactive Salary Calculator tool.
Mind the GAP: Questioning the investment manager's stated benchmark.
Selecting and monitoring fund investments is an arduous task, with no guarantee of success.
CPA News to Know
1 AICPA issues personal financial planning standards
1 Introducing: The "conscience in your pocket"
1 District court says premium tax credits are available in federal health care exchanges
1 Private-company GAAP alternatives could unlock savings
CFA Institute  What designation sets you apart? In investment performance and risk evaluation, only one credential offers practical skills that prove your expertise. The CIPM designation.
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
  Jan. 29 Health Care Revenue Recognition Hot Topics
  Feb. 12 Implementation of the New 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on Individuals
  Feb. 12 Financial Forecasting: Planning for Success
  Feb. 12 How Trusted Advisors Get the Most out of Tax Season and New SSARS Exposure Draft Implications
  Feb. 13 New FASB Developments for Business & Industry
  Feb. 19 Implementation of the New 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on Partners and Partnerships
  Feb. 27 ACA Tax Update
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