Technology


XBRL International, a global consortium of more than 200 accounting, technology and financial service organizations, releases version 2.1 of extensible business reporting language (XBRL), a protocol for electronic financial reporting ( www.xbrl.org/newsandevents/index.asp?sid=4 ). The new implementation will make it easier for software developers to create XBRL tools that work without major modifications to operating systems.

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Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

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.