Government Accounting


GASB approves Statement no. 40, Deposit and Investment Risk Disclosures, to inform financial statement users of risks related to credit, interest rates, foreign currency or other factors that could affect a government’s ability to provide services and meet its obligations ( www.gasb.org/st/index.html ). The guidance, which amends Statement no. 3, is effective for financial statements for periods beginning after June 15, 2004, but the board encourages earlier application. Copies (product code GS40) can be ordered on the Web at http://store.yahoo.com/gasbpubs/publications.html or by phone at 800-748-0659.

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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.