AICPAs Financial Literacy Site Wins Laurels

The Institutes online personal finance community won honors in two competitions. The primary site ( ), which promotes CPA pro bono efforts to educate the public in personal finance, earned a Communicator Crystal Award for excellence in communication to its target audience. In addition, the sites latest addition ( ), which is dedicated to providing information and practical tools women can use to better manage their money and plan their financial future (see News Digest, JofA , Jul.04), received WebCPAs Web Star of the Week Award, which recognizes Internet-based resources of value to CPAs and their clients.


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.