Counting Escrows

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Tax Court in Burke v. Commissioner , 99 AFTR 2d 2007-941. In so doing, the courts underscored the IRS’s position that distributed income from a partnership must be recognized as taxable income even when it is held in escrow by the partners because of a legal dispute. For a description of the case, see “ Tax Matters ,” JofA , May 06, page 82.


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.