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  June 2, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Take a Lesson From a Fat Smoker
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Why doing the obvious isn’t always easy. How does your firm measure up? Join the survey. See the answers. Tune into Rick’s latest Video Snacks.

Also see sponsors AARP and Thomson Reuters.

The Capital Markets’ Needs Will Be Served
by Paul Miller/Journal of Accountancy
Fair value accounting limits bubbles rather than creates them.

Tax Incentives for Environmental Remediation Costs
by Thomas Alberte/The Tax Adviser
Federal, state and local governments offer numerous tax incentives to promote the cleanup of environmentally contaminated properties. Learn more about incentives and federal rules regarding the expensing of environmental remediation.

Can This Relationship Be Saved?
by Kate O’Sullivan/CFO Magazine
Auditors and CFOs aren't the friends they once were, but they are working out their differences.

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Weekly Spotlight

The 30-Day Growth Plan for CPAs
by John Bowen, Jr.
Take these easy steps to jump-start your business.

Help Your Clients Manage State Unemployment Insurance Costs
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The Supreme Court Answers Some Questions
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The Supreme Court of the United States decides several tax-related cases each year. The first case will be of special interest to Form 1041 return preparers.

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New and Noteworthy

CPA Insider ™ Video Snacks Now Available
Popular columnist Rick Telberg divulges career tips, going paperless, Gen Y and more. Tune in today.

AICPA National Tax Education Program
Experts simplify passive activity and AMT, carryovers and carrybacks, as well as multistate taxation. June 16-20

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Tax Provision Bill
New provision set to equalize taxpayer and tax preparer tax return reporting standards. See details (PDF).

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Employee Benefit Plans: Audit and Accounting Guide 2008
Updated with conforming changes as of March 1, this new edition covers the latest on issues affecting all types of employee benefit plans.

Detecting Misstatements: Integrating SAS 99 and the Risk
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Current Accounting Issues and Risks 2008: Strengthening Financial Management and Reporting — Financial Reporting Alert

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