AICPA Helps Members Deal With the Press

The Institute has developed a new training package, Meeting the Media: A Guide to Working Effectively With Reporters, to assist members in creating successful media relations campaigns. The package, which consists of a 32-minute video and a 22-page booklet, offers guidance on such topics as shaping a message, responding to confrontational questions and establishing relationships with both electronic and print journalists.

Meeting the Media (product no. 890931JA) is available for $15 to members and $18 to nonmembers. To order, call the AICPA at 1-888-777-7077.


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.