Donating Excess Inventory to Charity


CPAs may want to remind clients with excess inventory that they can earn a federal tax deduction when the product is donated to charity. Corporations with a fiscal year ending December 31 should be urged to check their inventory levels now. Clients that have difficulty finding an organization to take their product can contact the nonprofit National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources at 800-289-4551. The organization will send them a free guide to the donation process.


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.