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Do You Make These CPA Study Mistakes?

When Albert Einstein was 16 years old, he applied to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic school in Zurich, Switzerland. He did well on the math and physics portion, but he failed the general part of the exam. Knowing the hard stuff wasn’t enough to get him into college- that’s very much how the CPA exam is.…

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How to Pass the CPA Exam on the First Try

So, when it comes to studying for the CPA exam and passing it on the first try, there are several things you can do that are really going to increase your chances of passing on the first try, so that you don’t have to pay for retakes or waste a bunch of time restudying. So,…

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Help! I Can’t Pass FAR!

From the beginning of my CPA journey, I always told myself that if I could just pass FAR, I’d be halfway done. That’s not literally true, but for me it was true mentally. At work I was really open about when I was taking my exams and what my plans were, and it stung to…

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In-Depth Review of Lambers CPA Study Course

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In-Depth Review of FastForward Academy CPA Study Materials

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The Best CPA Review Courses

  Below you’ll find a table with the key facts for each of the main CPA review courses. NOTE: Becker is not included below because if you are going to purchase a CPA course with your own money there is no reason to spend $3,000+ on Becker. I think CPAexcel and Roger are just as…

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In-depth review of Roger CPA course

An In-Depth Review of Rogers CPA Review Course

Watch the video first because it walks you through the actual Roger course. Roger CPA review is one of the main CPA review courses out there. The main thing that sets Roger apart is Roger himself. It’s Roger Phillipp, and he is an unbelievably energetic guy… especially when talking about CPA exam topics. Roger is…

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How Many Hours a Day Should You Study for the CPA Exam?

  2? 4? 6? When you first start studying for the CPA exams, it seems like you could spend 8 hours a day and still never learn it all. And, you have a life to live. In my opinion, you shouldn’t be shooting for a 99 on FAR or REG. You might get that high…

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Interperiod Tax Allocation Review

The Basics of Interperiod Tax Allocation The theory behind accounting for income taxes includes the accrual basis of accounting, the matching principle, and the proper recognition of assets and liabilities. Income tax expense is usually recognized when it’s incurred, and it doesn’t matter when the payment is actually made to the IRS. The process of…

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Accumulated Earnings Tax Application and Calculation

Reasonable Needs of the Business(i.e. justification for maintaining liquid assets) Working capital for one complete operating cycle(the Bardahl formula) Anticipated repairs/replacements of existing assets Anticipated internal financing for growth such as plant expansion, a new office building, increases in inventory, increases in accounts receivables Acquisition of a business through purchase of stock or assets Debt…

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