Professional Issues


The statement on responsibilities task force of the AICPA consulting service executive committee’s litigation and dispute resolution subcommittee issues Proposed Statement on Responsibilities for Litigation Services no. 1. The exposure draft lists the responsibilities of a practitioner in a litigation service consulting engagement. It also analyzes the scope of such services, provides a comparative analysis of standards and responsibilities and describes the limits of standards and responsibilities for practitioners. Comments are due by January 31. ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/pfp/litsvcs.htm )

SPONSORED REPORT

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.

QUIZ

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.

CHECKLIST

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.