CCH Presents Audio Seminar: FIN 48: CPA Independence, Materiality and Other Troublesome Issues

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 22, 2007) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading provider of tax information, software and services is presenting a two-hour audio seminar entitled FIN 48: CPA Independence, Materiality and Other Troublesome Issues on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 1 p.m. Eastern; noon Central, 10 a.m. Pacific (

Presented by highly regarded practitioner, speaker and FIN 48 specialist, Kip Dellinger, CPA, this audio seminar will provide a practical discussion on some of the thorniest issues related to FIN 48 implementation, including independence, pass-through entities, unit of account selection, materiality, settlement evaluation and the troublesome area of measuring the tax benefit to be recognized once the more-likely-than-not threshold is met. Professionals in public practice and in industry will benefit from this insightful and needed seminar.

Program Agenda

The program will cover:

  • Overview of FIN 48
  • Independence Issues
    • AICPA Ethics Interpretation 101-3
    • PCAOB Rules
  • Pass-through Entity Issues
    • C Corp Ownership Issues
    • Non-profit Ownership Issues
      • Private Equity Funds
      • Real Estate Investments
  • Unit of Account Selection
  • Materiality Considerations
  • The Overriding Problem of Settlement Evaluation

In addition, the presentation time will include ample opportunity for participants to ask their most pressing questions to Dellinger.

About the Speaker

Arthur J. (Kip) Dellinger, Jr., CPA, provides Assurance and Advisory Services to CPA firms and companies pertaining to FIN 48 — Accounting for Uncertain Tax Positions (An Interpretation of Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 109 Accounting for Income Taxes).

Dellinger currently serves as Vice-Chair of the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee and the Committee’s Task Force on Quality Control Standards for Tax Practice and is Immediate Past Chair of the California CPA Society’s Los Angeles Committee on Taxation.

He has extensive experience involving sophisticated income tax planning and handling of tax controversy matters for high-income individuals, family-owned and closely-held businesses, fiduciaries and estates. His industry experience includes manufacturing, entertainment, and real estate developers and investors.

He is the author of the online resource, Federal Tax Practice Standards, for CCH’s Tax Practice and Procedure Library. He is also the author of several CCH books, including the Practical Guide to Federal Tax Practice Standards, and the author of the Entertainment Industry Creative Persons Tax Review for CCH’s Client Relate/ProSystem fx software product. Dellinger has written more than two dozen articles relating to substantive tax procedure and tax administrative policy matters for leading national tax and legal publications and he is a regular speaker at national and state conferences, institutes and other professional meetings.

How the Audio Seminar Works

CCH’s live audio seminars require nothing more than a telephone connection. For the $249 per-site fee, an unlimited number of listeners at a site can participate and get up to speed and in-the-know on these important topics.

CPE Credit

Two hours of CPE credit are also available for the seminar for an additional $25 for each person wishing to receive a CPE certificate for participation in the seminar.

Special Bonus

Along with detailed handout materials, each site registering for this audio seminar will receive a free issue of CCH’s CPA Practice Management Forum as a special bonus.

How to Register

To register online using a credit card, go to To register by phone, call CCH Customer Service at 1-800-775-7654. For more information, go to

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, audit and accounting information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of €3.7 billion, employs approximately 19,900 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit

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