JofA Technology Tips a Find


I’ve been an AICPA member for about 12 years, but I left public accounting nine years ago. For the first four years or so after leaving, I found little to excite me in the Journal of Accountancy. However, that changed in the last few years.

The Technology Workshop and other articles on software, databases and general spreadsheet tips have been very useful to me in the private sector. I now keep almost every month’s JofA for tips.

Thanks, and keep publishing these good articles.

Stephen Tyson, CPA
Glasgow, Kentucky

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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.


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