The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision jointly proposed rules that would implement new risk-based capital requirements in the United States for large, internationally active banking organizations ( ). In addition the agencies proposed revisions to the market risk capital rules they have used since 1997 to regulate banking organizations significantly exposed to market risk. Among other provisions, the proposal would make the rules applicable to certain savings associations they currently do not cover. The agencies also proposed supervisory reporting templates for use in applying the new rules. Comments are due 120 days after the proposals are published in the Federal Register.


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.