Internal Controls


The AICPA Audit Committee Effectiveness Center issued “SOX Section 404: Responding to an Adverse Report—A Checklist for the Audit Committee,” which can be downloaded free at www.aicpa.org/audcommctr . The checklist provides an overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s internal control evaluation requirements and specifies actions audit committees should take in response to adverse reports.

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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.

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.