The 20 most popular stories of 2012


We tallied the traffic on to determine 2012’s most popular JofA articles and news coverage. Use the lists below to catch up on important news and professional developments you may have missed in the past year, and to get practical tips from print articles.

Here are the most popular feature articles of 2012 from the JofA’s monthly print edition beginning with the most recent:

Facing the Tax Cliff,” Nov. 2012
by Alistair M. Nevius, J.D.

Windows 8: Jump or Wait?,” Nov. 2012
by J. Carlton Collins, CPA

Criminal Minds: What CPAs Can Learn From the Way Thieves Think,” Aug. 2012
by Jeff Drew

125 Technology Quick Tips,” June 2012
by J. Carlton Collins, CPA

Tax Planning for Parents of College Students,” March 2012
by Joseph D. Beams, CPA, Ph.D., and John W. Briggs, Ph.D.

"Pricing, Billing and Collecting Fees,” Feb. 2012
by Edward Mendlowitz, CPA/ABV/PFS/CFF

Three Common Currency-Adjustment Pitfalls,” Feb. 2012
by Scott L. Spencer, CPA, and Glenn E. Richards, CPA

IRS Audits of Small Business Software Files,” Jan. 2012
by Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP

Tax Relief and Health Care Acts Shape 2011 Returns,” Jan. 2012
by Paul Bonner

The Basics of S Corporation Stock Basis,” Jan. 2012
by Meredith A. Menden, CPA

Of the 410 news stories published exclusively on in 2012, here are the top 10 most popular beginning with the most recent story:

Standard Mileage Rates Go Up a Penny in 2013,” Nov. 21, 2012

Failure to Enact AMT Patch Could Push Start of Tax Season to March for Millions, IRS Warns,” Nov. 20, 2012

IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments for 2013,” Oct. 18, 2012

U.S. Starting Salaries in Accounting and Finance Appear Headed for an Increase in 2013,” Sept. 27, 2012

Special Per Diem Rates Updated for 2012–2013,” Sept. 26, 2012

False Internet Rumors About ‘Real Estate Transaction Tax’ Worry Taxpayers,” July 30, 2012

Self-Employed Can Deduct Medicare Premiums, IRS Chief Counsel Advises,” July 16, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law,” June 28, 2012

President’s Budget Proposes AMT Elimination, Tax Reform,” Feb. 13, 2012

New Tax Provisions for 2012,” Jan. 2, 2012

Megan Pinkston ( ) is a JofA senior editor.


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