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

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.