Government Accounting

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) added a volume to its User Guide series for nonaccountants. What Else You Should Know about a Government’s Finances: A Guide to Notes to the Financial Statements and Supporting Information explains how to assess a state or local government’s financial health and is available from GASB at or at 800-748-0659.


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.