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TECHNOLOGY

XBRL.org, an electronic financial reporting advocacy group, releases for comment a draft version of “XBRL for General Ledger.” The proposed extensible business reporting language specification, which is expected to be available for use in September, is compatible with international accounting standards and simplifies the process of moving data into and out of accounting systems ( www.xbrl.org/News.htm ).

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Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.