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 April 14, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Four New Lessons From Busy Season 2008
by Rick Telberg/At Large
What did you learn this year? Join the discussion; see what CPAs say.

Six Steps to Hidden Business Opportunities
by Tracy Crevar Warren
Don’t put those tax files away so fast.

The CPA’s Role in Trust-Owned Life Insurance
by Don Deans and William Nicholson/Journal of Accountancy
How CPAs can help clients protect their assets and meet fiduciary requirements for this planning vehicle.

A World of Antitrust
by Avital Louria Hahn/CFO Magazine
Complexity rules in M&A overseas, although there's hope for reform in hot spots like China and India.

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Tech Corner

Solutions-as-a-Service and the Small and Midsize Business — Has Its Time Come?
Steve Ernst discusses the increasingly important technology of software-as-a-service from the perspective of a CPA.

Coping With the Ever Changing Depreciation Rules
Paul Pavich discusses how software developers have responded with solutions for the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008.

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Weekly Spotlight

Assumption of Liabilities in Taxable Asset and Sec. 338(h)(10) Acquisitions
by Nick Gruidl/The Tax Adviser
Why you can no longer assume tax treatment of liabilities will conform to financial reporting.

Interim Guidance on Tax Return Preparation and Advice
Sponsored by BNA Tax & Accounting
The Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 made substantial changes in the standards applicable under § 6694(a). Get the details.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA TECH+ Conference
David Strom keynotes. Ideal for CIOs, CFOs, IT directors and vendors.
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New Technical Questions and Answers
Guidance issued regarding implementation of Statement on Auditing Standards Nos. 104 – 111, and implications on principal auditor’s report when other auditor uses International Standards on Auditing or another country’s standards.

AICPA Webcast: Managing Opportunities and Risks, Developing Your Value Creation Lens
At this Robert Half and SAP sponsored event, experts reveal techniques to alter risk appetites and opportunities that ignite innovation. April 17

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