International


  The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) launched an Internet portal for accountants employed in business and industry. The site ( www.ifacnet.com ) provides one-stop access to previously hard-to-find articles, guidance and tools. Thirteen accounting organizations, including the AICPA, together with IFAC, have agreed to share their electronic resources through IFACnet . Although there is no fee to use the site, some searches may identify documents or publications available for purchase.

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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.

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News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

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Bolster your data defenses

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