Retirement


The Social Security board of trustees, in its 2002 annual report to Congress ( www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/TR02/index.html ), says long-range program deficits remain although the short-term outlook has improved. According to the report, tax revenue will fall below program costs in 2017—one year later than the board estimated in 2001. The board says it expects the trust funds to run out of money in 2041—three years later than last estimated. At that point, it says, payroll taxes will fund only 73% of Social Security benefit obligations, with bleaker prospects likely in the late 21st century.

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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.

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.