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 February 9, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

Ten Reasons to Hate Tax Season
by Rick Telberg/At Large
And seven ways to learn to love it instead. How’s YOUR tax season so far? Join the survey, compare results with your peers.

Using IFRS to Drive Business Development
by Jeffrey Deane and Stephen Heilman/Journal of Accountancy
Opportunities for small and midsize firms.

Is Your Company Cash-Strapped?
by Jason Rosenthal, Esq.
How CPA firms can secure insurance coverage to which they are entitled, and receive much-needed funds.

Top 10 Tax Planning Tips for the Recession
by Blake Christian, CPA/MBT
Tip 1: It's not too late to cut your 2008 tax bill.

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Weekly Spotlight

Dependency Status for a Child of Divorced or Separated Parents
by Dennis Gaffney, et al./The Tax Adviser
Determining which parent is a child’s custodial parent for purposes of the dependency exemption of divorced or separated parents, how the
custodial parent releases claim to the exemption and more.

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New and Noteworthy

SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — First Quarter 2009
A must for both preparers in public companies and practitioners who have public company clients. February 11

Today’s Six Red Flags for Auditors
And two hot topics: Fair value and Impairment

Auditing Standards Board Issues Exposure Drafts
Various deadlines apply to several proposed Statements on Auditing Standards recently issued: risk assessment; supplementary information;
and fraud.

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Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems (2009)
This 2009 COSO document brings together leading practices at large and small organizations and provides in-depth guidance for implementing the monitoring component of COSO's Internal Control — Integrated Framework.

PCAOB Standards and Related Rules 2009
The new edition of this essential reference provides auditors of public companies with a current and comprehensive source of PCAOB standards, including AS 6, Evaluating Consistency of Financial Statements.

Current Economic Crisis: Accounting and Auditing Considerations 2009 — Audit Risk Alert
These tough economic times have made accounting for transactions and auditing entities more challenging than ever. This new Alert is an important tool in helping you identify the significant risks that may result in the material misstatement of financial statements.

Inherited IRAs — What the Practitioner Needs to Know
Know the common errors involving retirement distributions where a few missteps can wipe out a substantial portion of inherited IRA assets.

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