Risk Management

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), of which the AICPA is a founding member, published Enterprise Risk Management—Integrated Framework ( www.coso.org/publications/ ), which describes risk management components, principles and concepts for organizations of all sizes. Built on the foundation of COSO’s Internal Control—Integrated Framework, which many U.S. entities are using to guide their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, the risk management framework explains valuable techniques that boards of directors, senior corporate managers and others can use to both protect and enhance organizational assets. The new framework (product no. 990015JA) is available at www.cpa2biz.com . Orders for 10 or more copies should be made at 888-777-7077.


Year-end tax planning strategies

Practitioners should consider the timing of income and deductions, avoiding the net investment income tax, donating to charity, and planning for retirement.


Effortless payroll service offerings

In this special focus report, experts explain how payroll providers can help CPAs help their clients. Sponsored by Paychex, Intuit, SurePayroll, ADP, BenefitMall and AccountantsWorld.


Return due dates changed in highway funding bill

The federal highway funding extension bill signed into law on July 31 contains several tax provisions, including changing the due dates for partnership, S corporation, and corporate tax returns.