The IRS should improve communications between its senior managers and field employees about its reorganization and customer service operations, the AICPA testified before the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board in January. The Institute praised certain recent IRS initiatives, such as the large and midsize business division’s Fast Track dispute resolution program, but faulted the service for poor internal coordination of its reorganization.


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.