Accounting


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The Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) releases the results of its annual survey, which asks council and FASB members to rank current FASB projects by priority. Respondents deemed the following topics most worthy of the board’s attention this year: business combinations and application of the purchase method of accounting, liability and revenue recognition, codification and simplification of GAAP and standards overload. ( www.fasb.org/fasac/resultpg2001.html)

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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.