AICPA Comments on IRS Currency Transaction Proposal

The Institute’s tax executive committee submitted recommendations on IRS-proposed revisions to section 987 of the Internal Revenue Code that require a taxpayer to recognize exchange gain or loss—upon receiving a remittance from a qualified business unit (QBU)—by apportioning its basis in the QBU to each remittance and then recognizing exchange gain or loss based on the difference between the value of the remittance and the basis apportioned to it ( ). Among its other suggestions, the committee recommended the revised regulations provide that no exchange gain or loss be recognized on remittances of capital from a QBU and that they adopt the “four-pool” approach of regulations section 1.987-5 to determine whether transfers are remittances of earnings or capital.


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.