Data on federal grants, contracts and other spending is available in a searchable format on an interim Web site developed by the Office of Management and Budget in accord with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, which became law in 2006. The temporary site at was launched to solicit feedback from the public on how to develop a search engine for the official Web site, which will be launched in January 2008.

Besides gathering feedback from visitors, the site includes:

  • A copy of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act.
  • The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Task Force’s Implementation Plan.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the new law.
  • Links to current information about federal spending.


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.