Kess Cited for Service to the Profession

The AICPA bestowed its 2003 Special Recognition Award on Sidney Kess, CPA, an accounting educator and former partner of KPMG LLP for his contributions to the betterment of continuing professional education. Over the course of a 40-year career, he lectured before more than 700,000 practitioners and others and wrote or cowrote 25 books on tax-related subjects. Working with the AICPA, Kess edited several professional newsletters, developed a series of CPE video courses and created—and also continues to moderate—the Institute’s annual conference on tax strategies for high-income individuals. The award recognizes members who have contributed to the success of a particular AICPA project or initiative that benefits the profession


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.