The Best-Laid Plans

The Best-Laid Plans
A ccording to a study of accounting, legal, marketing and other professionals, accountants rated as “Cool Cucumbers” (compared with “Nervous Nellies”) on the emotional scale when it comes to being prepared for a serious disability.

Just 27% of accountants (the lowest percentage among all the professions) questioned in MassMutual Benefits Barometer Survey: Disability Perceptions, said they would be worried that they would never be able to work again if they became disabled.

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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.


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.