Personal Financial Planning

The Financial Advisor agreed to publish a correction of erroneous information that appeared in its September issue about the AICPA’s personal financial planning division ( ). In addition the magazine’s editors agreed to print a letter from the AICPA and to highlight in an upcoming issue the activities of the PFP membership section. The AICPA continues to support the PFP specialty practice area—which includes the membership section and the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential program—and is building a stronger community of financial planners, enhancing member competencies and increasing communications and outreach to this important group. Information about the practice area and the credential is available at .


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.