The Composite Sole Practitioner


The typical, independent practitioner is a 56-year-old male, in practice for 22 years, in a sole proprietorship with three full-time, one or two part-time, and two or three seasonal employees.

Source: The “12th Income and Fees Survey of Accountants in Public Practice,” National Society of Accountants, , 2005.


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.