Financial Reporting


In response to an SEC request, XBRL International—of which the AICPA is a founding member—proposed three ways the commission could increase XBRL use in U.S. capital markets: announce it ultimately will require all registrants to file offerings in XBRL format, participate in taxonomy development and maintenance and upgrade the SEC filing system to fully support XBRL ( www.xbrl.org/commentletters ). Meanwhile, the SEC issued a Request for Information that asked the software industry for ideas on how best to develop tools that foster the creation and use of interactive financial data ( www.sec.gov/spotlight/xbrl/xbrl_request100405.pdf ).

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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.