Pundits and Politicians Take the Stage

A number of high-profile speakers presented at the Institute’s spring council meeting prior to council members’ visits to the Hill. Karl Rove, deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President Bush; Terry McAuliffe, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and chair of the Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee; Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee and founder and co-chair of Quinn Gillespie & Associates; Paul Begala, CNN political analyst and former aide to President Clinton; George F. Will, columnist for The Washington Post and Newsweek ; Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.; Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif.; Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La.; and Erik Peterson, senior vice president at CSIS and director of the Global Strategy Institute.


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.