FYI


The AICPA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners release a free one-hour PC-based training program. How Fraud Hurts You and Your Organization , that can be downloaded at no charge from http://antifraud.aicpa.org/Resources/
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The course also is available on CD from the AICPA at 888–777–7077 (product code 056513JA). It includes definitions of fraud, examples of fraudulent activity and actual case studies and is suitable for CPAs and their companies.

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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.

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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.