Accounting Education Aid Available

Accountemps and the Institute fund accounting studies… CPA Letter boosts frequency, adds Web edition…CPA/PFS lauded for service…BV Hall of Fame admits two.

JAccountemps and the AICPA are offering two scholarships to promote undergraduate study of accounting. In August a committee of representatives from both organizations will award $2,500 in tuition assistance to each recipient on the basis of his or her academic achievement, leadership skills and career interests. Applications and information can be obtained by calling the AICPA at 212-596-6224; a brief description of the program is available at www.accountemps.com/AT/AICPAScholarship .

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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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