Robertson Cited for Volunteer Work

Austin G. Robertson Jr., CPA, received the 2004 AICPA Public Service Award at the spring council meeting. A partner of Robinson, Bailes and McClelland LLP in Shreveport, Louisiana, Robertson has devoted more than 40 years of service to his community. He was instrumental in the establishment of residential, referral and crisis intervention programs for excessive gamblers and their families and has led efforts that increased funding for counseling services for thousands of clients each year. The annual prize recognizes AICPA members who have made significant contributions to their communities.


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.