Economic Woes


ON THE RECORD

“The United States has some real economic problems that have been hidden under the tremendously easy credit caused by foreigners reinvesting their balance of payments earnings in American securities. Eventually this inflow will have to end as foreigners begin to use these funds to improve their own peoples’ standard of living. At that time, the excessive borrowing, low savings rate, and house price inflation will have to be readjusted, a development that may hurt many who have lived on cheap credit and inflated housing values.”

—Dr. Paul Nadler, Rutgers University, remarks at the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference, San Diego, January 2006.

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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.

QUIZ

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.

CHECKLIST

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.