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October 11, 2007 — In This Newsletter:



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CPAs’ Biggest Tax Myths
by John Karayan, JD/PhD
A state can tax the income of businesses having no physical presence there.

Opportunities to Claim Health Care Expenses As Deductions
from The Tax Adviser
Eight commonly overlooked deductions revealed.

The Uncertainty Principles
from CFO Magazine
FIN 48 may do more than spell out how companies account for uncertain tax positions; it may also make IRS scrutiny a certainty.

‘Reasonable Certainty’ for a Theft Loss Deduction
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IRC § 165 allows taxpayers to deduct theft and other casualty losses, but requires them to take reasonable action to recover those losses.

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Trends in Multi-State Income Tax Apportionment
by Mary Bernard, CPA/MST
The typical three-factor apportionment formula, with equal weight for sales, property and payroll is quickly changing across the country. The impact to your total state tax liability could be dramatic.

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Dealing with the IRS

Paying for College: Tax Strategies and Financial Aid

FIN 48 — Uncertainty in Income Taxes: A Must Know for Tax CPAs and Accountants/Auditors!

Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales of Closely Held Businesses: Advanced Case Analysis

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  Career Resources
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  AICPA Conferences
National Oil and Gas Conference Accounting and Financial Reporting
11/5 - 11/6, Englewood, CO

AICPA National Conference on Federal Taxes
11/5 - 11/6, Washington, DC

Key Strategies for Driving Business
11/13 - 11/14, Providence, RI

AICPA Webcasts

10/18 - Finance and Accounting Outsourcing

10/23 - Strategies for Today’s Liability Challenges: Back to Basics 2007!

10/30 - Understanding and Implementing the Statement on Standards for Valuation Services


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