The SEC released new rules that will make it easier for foreign companies to deregister from U.S. exchanges if there is not significant interest in their securities offerings. By eliminating conditions that had been considered a barrier to entry, the SEC says the amended rules will encourage participation in U.S. markets and increase investor choice. The new rules go into effect June 4. To download the new rules, go to .

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) revised International Accounting Standard (IAS) no. 23, Borrowing Costs. The primary change in the revised standard is the removal of the option to immediately recognize as expenses borrowing costs that relate to assets that take a substantial period of time to get ready for use or sale. The revision continues the IASB’s work in its short-term convergence project with FASB to reduce differences between International Financial Reporting Standards and U.S. GAAP. The revised standard applies to borrowing costs relating to qualifying assets for which the commencement date for capitalization is on or after Jan. 1, 2009. Earlier application is permitted. For more information or to purchase the standard, visit .


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.