Harding Recognized for XBRL Efforts

The AICPA presented Wayne Harding, a vice president of Great Plains Software, Inc., with its Special Recognition Award at the Institute’s Tech 2000 conference in Atlanta recently.

Harding played a key role in the development of XBRL (extensible business reporting language), an XML-based specification that allows for the preparation and exchange of financial information across all electronic applications, including the Internet. Harding serves on the AICPA’s information technology executive committee and the electronic business task force.


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.