Professional Issues


The AICPA peer review board seeks members’ comments on an exposure draft (ED) proposing revisions to the standards for performing and reporting on peer reviews. The proposal includes, for example, revisions to the objectives of system reviews, transparency of reporting and type of peer review required. If adopted, the revised standards will be effective for reviews beginning on or after January 1, 2005; early implementation will not be permitted. Comments on the ED, which is available online at www.aicpa.org/members/div/practmon/2003_05_ed.asp , are due August 8.

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Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.