Financial Reporting


The SEC issued a proposal to amend its requirements relating to rule changes requested by self-regulatory organizations (SROs), such as the securities and commodities exchanges ( www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/34-49505.htm ). The proposal aims to modernize and increase the efficiency of the rule-filing process by requiring SROs to submit recommended changes to the commission only in electronic form and to post all proposed modifications—as well as current and complete sets of their rules—on their Web sites. Comments are due June 4.

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A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

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News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.