Walker Wins Top Tax Award

At the AICPA National Conference on Federal Taxes held in November in Washington, D.C., Michael Walker, CPA, received from Robert A. Zarzar, CPA, chairman of the tax executive committee, the Institute’s Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the profession’s highest recognition for achievement in the area of taxation. He has been a member of the Institute’s governing council and, as a tax division volunteer, has served on the AICPA tax, managerial and governmental accounting and reporting subcommittee and as chairman of the fringe benefits task force, the domestic relations task force and the tax determination subcommittee. He is a principal with the firm REDW Business & Financial Resources LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The annual prize honors Mr. Dixon, a CPA known for his outstanding service to the tax profession and the AICPA tax division.


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.