Auditing


The AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center ( www.aicpa.org/ebpaqc ), launched in March 2004, reported that more than 700 firms—from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—have enrolled as members. These firms perform more than 55% of the approximately 80,000 audits conducted annually in compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The AICPA established the online center as a voluntary membership community and resource site for firms committed to performing high-quality audits in this arena.

SPONSORED REPORT

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.