The SEC responds to the financial markets’ urgent needs in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center. For the first time, the agency uses its emergency powers to grant temporary relief from regulatory restrictions on certain activities including companies’ repurchase of their own securities, brokerage firms’ calculation of net capital, mutual funds’ borrowing from and lending to related parties and accountants’ provision of bookkeeping services to clients in the stricken area. ( ; )


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.