FYI


The AICPA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners release an interactive CD-ROM CPE course, “Fraud and the CPA,” that can be ordered at www.cpa2biz.com/cs2000/products . It features a series of presentations by fraud-detection-and-prevention specialists who explain how CPAs can help corporations spot and thwart fraud.

The Institute releases Consulting Services Special Report 03-01, Litigation Services and Applicable Professional Standards, which helps CPAs understand and comply with applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. It provides guidance on a variety of subjects including conflicts of interest, workpaper form and content and reporting and can be ordered online at www.cpa2biz.com/cs2000/products/store or toll-free by phone (888-777-7077) or fax (800-362-5066).

Correction
In the January issue of the JofA , a word was mistakenly left out of the graphic on page 90, “ Uncle Sam Wants (to Get) You. ” A line read: “The number of people being pursued for tax evasion rose from a year ago as the federal government stepped up efforts to catch cheats.” It should read: “The number of people being pursued for employment tax evasion rose from a year ago as the federal government stepped up efforts to catch cheats.”

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