Banking


The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) says it is closely monitoring compliance with a new law, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001. In March the OTS provided savings institutions with guidance ( www.ots.treas.gov/docs/48896.pdf ) on complying with certain of the act’s provisions, which took effect in December, requiring financial institutions to produce—within 120 hours of regulators’ request—customer records or other documents necessary to fight money laundering.

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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.