The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation published a final rule requiring sponsors of insured defined benefit pension plans to submit their premium filings electronically. As of July 1, sponsors of plans with 500 or more participants must do so for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2006; for all other plan sponsors, the requirement applies to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2007. For more information and to set up an electronic payment account, go to and click on the “Online Premium Filing” link.


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.