Securities


SECURITIES

The SEC issues staff legal bulletin no. 14, Shareholder Proposals, to address issues pertaining to the 1934 Securities Exchange Act’s rule 14a-8, which governs inclusion of such documents in stock issuers’ proxy materials. The bulletin explains how the SEC applies the rule and reviews companies’ requests for “no-action” letters documenting its agreement not to take legal action against companies for a particular activity ( www.sec.gov/interps/legal/cfslb14.htm ).

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.