Institutes Marketing Resource Gains Prize


The AICPAs CPA Marketing Tool Kit won a Big Apple Award from the Public Relations Society of America for exceptional support of marketing communications. Meanwhile, the Institute augmented the kit with a new brochure and speech designed to help members market their business consulting services to clients ( www.aicpa.org/cpamarketing ). These new resources offer guidance on forming a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company and S or C corporation. The tool kit Web site also includes a downloadable logo bearing the professions new tagline, America Counts on CPAs. Direct questions or comments on the tool kit to cchinnici@aicpa.org .

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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.

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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.