The AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center ( ), 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.


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.