The AICPA’s board of directors approved a document that replaces the initial Privacy Framework developed by the AICPA and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). The new guidance, “Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP),” is based on the premise that good privacy practices are essential to effective corporate governance and accountability ( ). Recognizing the difficulty of preserving confidentiality, especially in operations spanning multiple jurisdictions, the AICPA and CICA developed GAPP to help managers protect privacy while complying with local, national and international requirements. The guidance also provides criteria for performing effective privacy audits.


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.