Securities


SECURITIES

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. ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2001-91.txt ; www.sec.gov/news/press/2001-97.txt )

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.