Tax


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.

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TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

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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.