Government Accounting


GASB issues a proposed Technical Bulletin, Tobacco Settlement Recognition and Financial Reporting Entity Issues, which addresses accounting treatment by state or local governments in connection with settlements made by U.S. tobacco companies ( www.gasb.org/exp/tb2003-b.pdf ). The proposal also clarifies asset and revenue recognition guidance for such transactions by the settling governments and the settlement authorities. Comments are due March 2.

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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.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

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.