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 February 16, 2010 — In This Newsletter:

Busy Season and Economy Collide
by Rick Telberg/At Large

CPAs brace for pain and uncertainty with cautious optimism, buoyed by signs the economy may have stabilized. How do CPAs really feel about the economy? Join the survey; get the answers.

J.K. Lasser’s Can You Trust Your Trust? What the Practitioner Needs to Know. This extensive guide is a great primer for CPAs and attorneys who are trustees or deal with a client who is a trustee. Download your copy now:

A Simple Tax Savings Often Missed
by Alan Haft
Find out what it is.


Identity and Access Management Continually Rank High in Lists
by Janis Wong, CPA.CITP
Here’s why.

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Weekly Spotlight

Information Security Primer for CPAs
Sponsored by Certified Information Technology Professional
Given the publicity surrounding the increasing numbers of high-profile security failures, information security awareness is at an all-time high. Here are six strategies you can use to improve your firm’s security readiness.

CPA 2.0. Accounting just got an upgrade. Apply for the AICPA’s CITP Credential. Visit aicpa.org/infotech.

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New and Noteworthy

IFRS Accounting Trends and Techniques: New AICPA-Published Book on How 100 Top International Public Companies Use IFRS (PDF)

Financial Accounting Foundation to Maintain XBRL Taxonomy for

Technical Inquiry and Reply Issued on Loss Sharing Purchase and Assumption Transactions
Technical Practice Aid 9110.16 provides guidance to the independent auditor on the type of report that an auditor might give to the FDIC regarding a loss sharing agreement.

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This best selling Sid Kess CPE videocourse is now available with updates on major developments affecting 1120 and 1120S return preparation for 2009 and useful tax-planning strategies.

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