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Editor's Insight
First of all, let me just say that I'm losing sleep over this concept of who would be the most intriguing tax client - but I think the guy I would like to have represented most is IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves when he won his lawsuit against the IRS. I've worked on a few celebrity tax returns in my deep dark past, and it turned out that those people were actually real people with real financial problems and absolutely no clue about how to do their taxes, so it was kind of nice being able to assist famous people with the expertise I brought to the table.

Gail Perry, CPA
Accounting Jobs Are Safe in the Current Economy
More than 90 percent of CFOs say they expect to maintain current levels of staff accounting positions for the second quarter of 2012. Here are the questions controllers should be asking themselves or accountants should be asking their clients to make sure that staffing decisions are correct.
If You Could Pick: Who Would Be the Most Intriguing Tax Client?
If you could choose to prepare taxes for anyone in the world, whose tax return would you like to prepare? Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs asked 50 CPAs and got some fascinating answers.
Lawsuit Charges IRS with "Power Grab" in New Tax Preparer Regulations
The Institute for Justice filed suit against the IRS on behalf of three independent, paid tax return preparers, challenging the IRS' authority to license and regulate paid tax preparers. The IRS instituted new requirements for paid tax preparers last year. The new regulations will be phased in over a three-year period.
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