The 20 Most Popular Stories of 2010


2010 was a busy year for regulatory reform and changes to standards that affect the practices and responsibilities of CPAs. It’s no surprise that the JofA’s readers were interested in regulatory reform over the past year, particularly the health care and Wall Street Reform bills passed in March and July, respectively, as well as the small business stimulus in September and year-end tax cut extensions. You can use this list of 2010’s most popular JofA articles, ranked by page views, to catch up on important news you may have missed in the past year.


Here are the most popular feature articles of 2010 from the JofA’s monthly print edition:

  1. Health Care Reform Reshapes Tax Code , May 2010
    by Alistair M. Nevius

  2. Changes on Tap for Compilation and Review Standards , May 2010
    by Carolyn H. McNerney, CPA; Charles E. Landes, CPA; and Michael P. Glynn, CPA

  3. 2010: The Year of the Roth Conversion? January 2010
    by Rich Arzaga

  4. CPA Exam to Undergo an Evolution , May 2010
    by Alexandra DeFelice

  5. Tax Season Kicks Off , January 2010
    by Paul Bonner

  6. Internal Control: Test Your Knowledge , March 2010
    by James Schaefer, CPA, DBA, and Joy V. Peluchette, DBA

  7. Tax Return Preparation Mistakes: How to Avoid or Mitigate Professional Liability , June 2010
    by Jay A. Soled, Esq., LL.M. (Tax), and Leonard Goodman, CPA, Ph.D.

  8. Changes in Tax Practice Standards Affect CPAs , May 2010
    by Thomas J. Purcell III, Esq., CPA, Ph.D.; James W. Sansone, CPA; and Donald J. Tracy, Esq., CPA

  9. Guard Against Cybertheft , October 2010
    by Tommie Singleton, CPA/CITP/CFF, Ph.D., and Steven J. Ursillo Jr., CPA/CITP

Of the 287 news stories published exclusively on in 2010, and not in print, here are the Top 10 most popular:

  1. Tax Cut Extension Enacted , Dec. 17, 2010

Megan Pinkston ( ) is the JofA’s senior online editor.


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