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The AICPA has created an associate membership category for college and university accounting faculty who are not CPAs. Non-CPA faculty members are eligible for a one-year subscription to the AICPA’s Core Library, access to the AICPA’s Technical Information and Professional Ethics Hotlines, a discount on AICPA products, complimentary subscriptions to the Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Letter , and access to AICPA insurance and retirement programs. Non-CPA faculty members will not be able to vote on member ballots. Dues are $185 a year. Applications are available at .

State CPA societies and individuals are invited to nominate an accounting educator for the 2007 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. This award recognizes full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for national prominence in the accounting profession. Nominations are due February 1, 2007. For details, e-mail Heather Bunning at .


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.