Great Britain and Ireland embrace WebTrust; other countries consider it

Assurance Service Goes Global
Great Britain is getting a lesson in Web assurance from its former colonies. The AICPA and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) have reached an agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales to offer WebTrust to its members. Also joining the WebTrust family are the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. The AICPA and CICA have had discussions with accounting bodies in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan and Malaysia.


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.