Smart stops

World Wide Web Sites of interest to CPA members in business and industry.

Business Reference
Handy desk reference includes stock symbols, telephone area codes, foreign currency rates, shipping and postal informatoin—and, as a bonus, a dictionary, thesaurus and even a foreign language translator.

Insurance Help
Northwestern Mutual Life provides information and interactive programs that help companies guage insurance needs. Check out the "small business insurance needs section."

Timely Pension Aid
Aaton Deitsch, FSA, a New York pension consultant, provides information on the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 and related legislation, summaries and analyses, discussions of specific provisions and a list of organizations that provide additional information.

Online Tax Calculator
Taxware International (formerly AVP Systems) offers a free sales tax calculation service for any jurisdiction in the United States.

Executive Coaching and
Two Web sites explain what it's all about; both link to the same database of coaches.

Women in Business

Web sites for all CPA's.
The news Web page of NBC and Microsoft.
The latest news from CNN.
This is where you'll find CNN's financial news.
The home page of Reuters, the international news and financial information services company.
The home page of Bloomberg Personal, a sournce of small business and personal finance information.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.