The International Association for Accounting Education and Research and KPMG invited proposals for research that will inform international accounting standards distinguishing liabilities and equity. The partnership’s Defining, Recognizing and Measuring Liabilities Research Program will sponsor up to five research projects with grants of $25,000 each. The Liabilities and Equity Distinctions project is one of several the International Accounting Standards Board is conducting jointly with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The deadline for proposals is December 15 ( ).


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.