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The AICPA staff issued two technical practice aids (TPAs) ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/ ) on the applicability of FASB Interpretation no. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” ( www.fasb.org/st/summary ). TPA 6400.45 addresses physician loans, and TPA 6400.46 discusses mortgage guarantees. Practitioners are encouraged to implement the guidance as soon as possible.

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