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The AICPA, XBRL US and XBRL International sponsor a conference on development and use of the extensible business reporting language (XBRL). Speaking at the gathering ( www.xbrlusaseattle.com ), which takes place November 3–7 in Seattle, will be representatives from accounting organizations around the world, professional services firms, financial institutions and software companies, as well as U.S. and international government agencies, that are creating XBRL-based systems. Presenters will demonstrate XBRL applications and pilot programs in use at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., various stock exchanges, government tax authorities and other institutions from abroad.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.