CPA As Private Eye?


W atch for “Andy Barker PI,” a new NBC prime-time comedy starring Andy Richter as a mild-mannered CPA. When he rents office space in a site formerly occupied by a detective agency, Barker immediately starts getting calls from people who mistake him for a private investigator. Instead of coming clean, he decides to take on some cases and embarks on a new career. Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien is a cowriter and executive producer for the pilot.


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.