The AICPA, XBRL US and XBRL International sponsor a conference on development and use of the extensible business reporting language (XBRL). Speaking at the gathering ( ), which takes place November 3–7 in Seattle, will be representatives from accounting organizations around the world, professional services firms, financial institutions and software companies, as well as U.S. and international government agencies, that are creating XBRL-based systems. Presenters will demonstrate XBRL applications and pilot programs in use at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., various stock exchanges, government tax authorities and other institutions from abroad.


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.