SEC upgrades its Web site to include segment designed specifically for accountants ( ).

California state controller offers amnesty from interest due for unclaimed property ( ).

Institute of Internal Auditors revises red book of standards, practice advisories ( ).

IFAC publishes acclaimed management accounting articles. Journal of Accountancy awarded top honor ( ).

SSA expands its Web site services ( ).

Chief accountant of SEC’s investment management division moves to Arthur Andersen (Not yet posted on SEC Web site).


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.