Another View of Software

The use of specific brand names in Guide to Accounting Software (JofA, Mar.98, page 44) gives the appearance of loss of independence and objectivity. I think the profession would have been better served had the authors just explained the tests and criteria used to form their opinions. Readers could then have used them to make their own judgments.

Edward Gillman, CPA
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


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.