E-Filing Surges

Electronic income-tax return filing rose in 2007 over the year before, the IRS said, surging as the April filing deadline approached. Late filers often owe the government money and tend to favor slower paper forms, the IRS said. But by early April, e-filed returns were up 6.2% over the same point in 2006. The biggest growth was in self-prepared returns, up 8.4% over the prior year. Earlier, the IRS Oversight Board analyzed what it called weak e-filing during 2006, when self-prepared e-filing of individual returns declined. In its report, the board said it planned to reassess the 2006 “setback” after comparing this year’s results.


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.