Peer Review


The AICPA published online an article on members’ perceptions of its peer review program and other issues being studied by the Peer Review Task Force—for example, whether review results should be confidential ( www.aicpa.org/transparency/member_perceptions.htm ). The Institute encourages CPAs in public practice or business and industry to discuss the role peer review has played in their firm’s or business’s development, hiring practices or quality control by sending an e-mail message to previewstories@aicpa.org .

SPONSORED REPORT

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.