The financial rescue plan approved by Congress included many extensions of expiring tax credits and deductions that helped it win passage in the House, but it also left out some tax issues that will surely be bones of contention for the next Congress."It's safe to predict that not much will happen in a lame duck session," said Tom Ochsenschlager, vice president of taxation at the American Institute of CPAs.

Ochsenschlager was pleased that the final bill contained a provision equalizing the penalty provisions for tax preparers and taxpayers, which the AICPA had lobbied for heavily in Congress.

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