Extreme Retirement Makeovers in the Forecast


Many employees expect revamped retirement plans by the end of 2007. A survey of 146 companies found that by the end of the year businesses are likely to offer:

Automatic registration of employees into 401(k) plans (58%).
Third-party investment advisory services (43%).
Contribution escalation options (34%).
Introduction of a Roth 401(k) (11%).

Source: Hewitt Associates, www.hewitt.com .


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.