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 February 8, 2010 — In This Newsletter:

Five Questions You Need to Ask Clients Today
by Rick Telberg/At Large

If you’re not making time to get to know your clients better, then you’re missing an opportunity that may not come again for another year. By then, a competitor may have beaten you to the punch. How’s busy season so far? Join the survey; get the results.

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IRS Proposes New Return Preparer Regulations
by William Stromsem, CPA, JD
Key review of recommendations highlighted.

The Competitive Edge Sustainability Can Provide CPA Businesses
by Martin Schlesinger
Here’s how.

In the Twilight of the EGTRRA
by Daniel Rubin/Journal of Accountancy
How to adapt your clients' estate plans to legislative uncertainty in 2010.

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Weekly Spotlight

Are You Leaving Money on the Table This Tax Season?
by Tracy Crevar Warren
Seven ways to cash in.

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New and Noteworthy

Obama Administration Announces Enhancements for TARP Initiative for Community Development

DOL Seeks Public Comments on Lifetime Income Options for Retirement Plans

AICPA Auditing Standards Board Issues Clarified Auditing Standards Related to Risk Assessment
Resulting from its Clarity Project, the ASB’s six standards represent the redrafting of SAS Nos. 106 – 110 to apply its clarity drafting conventions and to converge with International Standards on Auditing.

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Approximately 60,000 Estates May Be Affected Under Stepped Up Basis Rule in 2010

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