EU wants all listed companies to use international accounting standards by 2005 ( ).

G4+1 shuts down as IASB starts up ( ).

IASC establishes international accounting standard-setting board ( ).

U.K.’s audit board seeks feedback on standards convergence handbook ( ). Comments are due by April 30.

Financial Reporting Council reviews U.K. accounting issues ( ).

International accounting firms to develop global quality standard for audits ( ).

IFAC releases draft accounting standards for governments ( ). Comments are due by May 31.

IFAC study compares national and international accounting rules ( ).

Ernst & Young merges with China’s largest accounting firm ( ).


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.