Director of Media Relations Appointed

William Roberts, former White House reporter for Bloomberg News, was appointed director–Media Relations for the AICPA.

Roberts will serve as the primary liaison with the Washington press and supervise public relations support for the Institute’s legislative, regulatory and tax programs.

Roberts had covered Congress, the White House and the Pentagon for Bloomberg News since 1999. Prior to that, he served as Washington bureau chief and reporter for The Journal of Commerce , covering international trade and transportation. He was also a reporter for the Philadelphia Business Journal , Westchester County Business Journal and a Connecticut radio station.

He reports to Janice Maiman, AICPA vice president–Communications.


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.