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What are the Changes To The CPA Exam Blueprints?

AICPA implemented a new exam blueprint for the CPA exam on April 1, 2017. The new CPA exam blueprints replace the former CSOs/SSOs that detailed exam content. The most notable change to the exam is that you will be tested on higher-order cognitive skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical ability. In other words,

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How to Become a CPA

How to Become a CPA in the USA: a Step-by-Step Guide

Becoming a CPA is one of the most rewarding experiences that you will have in your public accounting career. Once you get your certificate in the mail from your state board, you’ll instantly feel a huge sense of accomplishment and pride that you were able to set your mind to something and conquer it. It’s

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Number of CPA Exam Study Hours

How Many Hours Should I Study for the CPA Exam?

In general, it’s recommended that CPA candidates study for 300-400 hours for the CPA exam in total in order to ensure they pass. Essentially, this equates to about 80-100 hours of CPA study hours for each exam section. Keep in mind that these suggested and recommended study times are just that. They are suggestions based

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6 Best CPA Exam Study Tips and Exam Prep Strategies

There are a ton of different CPA exam study tips, tactics, strategies, and techniques, but I have to be honest: none of them are better than mine. I developed these tips while studying for my first accountancy exam section. As I was about halfway through the process, I realized that I was spending way too

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CPA certificate vs CPA License

CPA Certificate vs CPA License: What’s the Difference?

There always tends to be a lot of confusion between a CPA certificate vs license. They both mean completely different things. Furthermore, they give you different amounts of legal authority and responsibility although they seem like the same thing. A CPA certificate, in most cases, is simply an acknowledgment. It means that you passed the CPA

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Is a CPA Review Course Tax Deductible?

Every good aspiring CPA has probably asked him or herself, are my CPA review course fees and expenses tax deductible? I will admit that I thought about this too when I was shelling out thousands of dollars to pay for my AICPA-approved CPA prep course. Unfortunately, the IRS has ruled on several occasions that CPA

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