Business Valuation

The AICPA releases an online tool kit ( to facilitate the performance of valuations related to business combinations and to acquired goodwill and other intangible assets, as discussed in FASB Statement nos. 141 and 142, respectively. In addition to practical information on performing fair value measurement engagements for purchase price allocations and goodwill impairment analyses, this resource contains training aids, a bibliography, a discussion of engagement letter considerations and checklists. For further information, contact James C.H. Feldman, CPA/ABV, manager of business valuation and litigation services, at


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.