"Trust Services Principles, Criteria Added to Professional Literature"

Version 1.0 of the trust services principles and criteria framework, which encompasses the WebTrust and SysTrust services, now is included in the loose-leaf edition of the AICPA’s Technical Practice Aids (product code G80101JA) and will become part of the paperback edition (product code 005142JA) in June. Both versions are available from the AICPA at 888-777-7077. The framework will be effective for engagements beginning April 1, and its use is encouraged for earlier engagements.”


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.