Institute Honors Kessler

Stuart Kessler, CPA, a partner of Goldstein Golub Kessler LLP and former AICPA chairman, receives the 2003 Gold Medal for Distinguished Service—the Institute’s highest award—from AICPA President and CEO Barry C. Melancon (right) and past chairman William F. Ezzell during the fall council meeting. Kessler also performed many other activities for the AICPA, including serving as chairman of its personal financial planning executive committee. Currently he is chairman of ISO technical committee 222, which is developing international standards for personal financial planners.


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.