Money Laundering

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in April proposed changes to its current Form 105, Report of International Transportation of Currency and Monetary Instruments ( ). The revision would facilitate law enforcement by obtaining additional information about the movement of currency and monetary instruments. FinCEN would achieve this by converting its existing report into two documents: Form 105, Report of International Transportation of Currency and Monetary Instruments—Accompanied by an Individual , and Form 106, Report of International Transportation of Currency and Monetary Instruments—Shipment, Mailing, or Receipt. Comments are due June 8.

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in March issued Anti-Money Laundering—2nd Edition , a paper addressing the profession’s role in detecting money laundering and implementing controls to prevent it. The publication, which includes a compendium of relevant guidance, is available free of charge from IFAC at . Its original edition appeared in January 2002.


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.