Accounting


 
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The SEC in March released Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) no. 105, Application of Accounting Principles to Loan Commitments ( www.sec.gov/interps/account/sab105.htm ). It adds section DD, “Loan Commitments Accounted for as Derivative Instruments,” to topic 5, “Miscellaneous Accounting,” of the commission’s codification of SABs. The new section provides interpretive guidance SEC-registered companies should consider when recognizing such commitments, and it emphasizes certain disclosure requirements that may be relevant to mortgage banking activities.

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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.

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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.