Internal Controls

The recently formed Center for Audit Quality ( issued comments on SEC and PCAOB proposals related to section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX 404). The Center supports the proposals, which encourage increased effectiveness and efficiency in implementing the provisions of SOX 404. However, the Center offered technical comments intended to improve the proposals in meeting their overall goal of making implementation of SOX 404 more effective and efficient. The comment letters are available at and .


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.