Institutes Recruitment Program Gains Prize


The AICPA’s “Catch Me if You Can” forensic accounting contest and promotion, which is part of its five-year “Start Here. Go Places” student recruiting campaign ( www.startheregoplaces.com ), finished first among 330 competitors in the “Best Use of Direct Marketing” category of the Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide “Globes” Awards. The Institute’s campaign is helping boost university-level accounting program enrollment, which rose 17% between 2000 and 2003.

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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.