The Treasury Department issues its 2001 National Money Laundering Strategy. As in the past, the plan warns of the negative roles lawyers, bankers and accountants can intentionally or unintentionally play in abetting criminal efforts to disguise unlawful income. But this year’s strategy also focuses on training lawyers and accountants to recognize and report potential signs of money laundering. Further, the plan calls for them to help law enforcement agencies and the financial industry better fight money laundering by making optimal use of information financial institutions are required to report to regulators. ( )


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.