Pro Bono


PRO BONO

Members of the New York State Society of CPAs are donating their services to businesses and individuals affected by the World Trade Center disaster. Since early October, the society has staffed an information table at 110 Maiden Lane in New York’s financial district. There, CPAs help victims complete applications for federal disaster assistance and share their expertise on matters related to insurance, tax returns, pensions and small businesses. Telephone consultations are available by calling the society at 800-NYSSCPA. ( www.nysscpa.org )

SPONSORED REPORT

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.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

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.