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 ( ). 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 or by phone at 800-748-0659.


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.