By The Numbers


Largest Firms Grow

As a group, the 100 largest independent public accounting firms experienced revenue growth for the third straight year. In 1998, the firms (ranked by net revenue for the most recent fiscal year), generated $24.8 billion in net revenue, 20.7% more than in 1997. Ninety of the 100 firms had revenue growth: 58 of them grew by double-digit margins.

Source: Strafford Publications, Inc., Public Accounting Report, Atlanta.


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: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news 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.