AICPA Names Castellano Vice-Chairman

At its fall meeting, the AICPA governing council elected James G. Castellano vice-chairman of the Institute’s board of directors for 2000–01. He is a former council member and had also served an earlier term on the board.

Castellano is a member of the CPE executive committee and, as vice chairman, a member of the finance committee. He previously served as chairman of the AICPA committees on management of an accounting practice (1995–97), future issues (1990) and technical issues (1984–85).

Castellano is managing partner of Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP in St. Louis.


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.