The AICPA requests nominations for two awards recognizing the pro bono achievements of individual CPAs and firms. Beginning this year a Public Service Award for Firms joins its preexisting counterpart, the Public Service Award, which acknowledges individual contributions. Institute members, state societies and CPA firm associations can nominate candidates for either award by downloading forms at and submitting them to the postal or e-mail addresses indicated therein. Submissions are due August 31.


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.