The International Federation of Accountants’ international auditing and assurance standards board releases International Auditing Practice Statement 1014, Reporting by Auditors on Compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards, and issues two exposure drafts on assurance engagements and audits of small businesses ( ). One includes a proposed International Framework for Assurance Engagements and a proposed International Standard on Assurance Engagements 2000, Assurance Engagements on Subject Matters Other Than Historical Financial Information. The other, The Special Considerations in the Audit of Small Entities, Proposed Amendment to International Auditing Practice Statement 1005, presents guidance on distinctive aspects of auditing small organizations’ financial statements. Comments are due June 30.


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.