Report Fraud On The Internet


Q. One of my clients has fallen victim to fraud on the Internet. He notified the local district attorney, but is there something else I can advise him to do?

A. Yes, there is a new federal agency dealing specifically with cyber crime. It’s the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC), a joint venture of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). The fraud center Web site provides a convenient way to report Internet crime, alerting authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For more information, go to (see Smart Stops on the Web ).


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.