Ethics


The AICPA professional ethics executive committee (PEEC) defers until December 31, 2004, the effective date of its recently established requirement—originally effective September 30, 2003—that a member document in writing his or her understanding with a client regarding all nonattest services to satisfy general requirement no. 3 of Interpretation 101-3, “Nonattest Services,” of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. This extension, which gives members more time to update their firms’ policies and procedures and educate personnel, does not apply to the code’s basic requirement that the member come to an agreement with the client about the performance of nonattest services. That provision is not new and remains in effect.

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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.

CHECKLIST

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.