International


PCPS—the AICPA Alliance for CPA Firms—and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants launched the 2004 Management of an Accounting Practice Survey. The Association for Accounting Administration and firms from 43 states are participating in the online survey. Information is available at http://map.pcps.org . The survey, which provides local and regional firms with benchmarking information on management policies and financial results, will continue until September 3, and results will be announced in October.

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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.