Government


The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board issues Technical Bulletin 2002-1, Assigning to Component Entities Costs and Liabilities that Result From Legal Claims Against the Federal Government ( www.fasab.gov/pdf/presreltb.pdf ). According to the guidance, all such costs and liabilities must be attributed either to the component entities responsible for the programs or activities that contributed to the claims or to their successor component entities.

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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.