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FASB staff members issue implementation guidance ( ) on FASB statement no. 87, Employers’ Accounting for Pensions. The advisory addresses the impact the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act’s expiration after 2010 will have on temporary exceptions the legislation permitted to IRC section 415(b) limits on the amount of payments a qualified defined benefit plan could make to its participants.


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.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


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.