Enforcement


The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) introduced communications links that make it easier to contact the board when a registered public accounting firm—or anyone associated with it—may have violated provisions of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, PCAOB rules or other applicable laws ( www.pcaobus.org/tips ). Concerned parties now can submit information and complaints by fax (202-862-0757) or telephone (800-741-3158), online ( www.pcaobus.org/tips/tips.aspx ) or by mail (PCAOB Complaint Center, 1666 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006). Information about a PCAOB employee should be sent by e-mail to the board’s Office of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance at iopa@pcaobus.org .

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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.

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