International


The International Federation of Accountants releases two international public sector accounting standards (IPSASs) ( www.ifac.org ). IPSAS 19, Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets, defines the terms to which its title refers and establishes the criteria for recognizing and disclosing provisions and the rules for measuring them. IPSAS 20, Related Party Disclosures, requires entities to reveal ties that involve significant control by or over the entity, as well as information about transactions—between an entity and related parties—that take place outside normal supplier or client-recipient associations.

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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.

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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.

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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.