Government Accounting


The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) issues three pronouncements that amend Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) no. 7, Accounting for Revenue and Other Financing Sources. The changes relate to the elimination of certain tax revenue transaction disclosures by the IRS, the Customs Service and others (SFFAS no. 20), reporting corrections of errors and changes in accounting principles (SFFAS no. 21) and certain requirements for reconciling obligations and net cost of operations (SFFAS no. 21). ( www.fasab.gov/pdf/stdedition7.pdf; www.fasab.gov/pdf/sffas21.pdf; www.fasab.gov/pdf/sffas-22.pdf)

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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.