The SEC staff announced the dates and locations for its 2007 regional CCOutreach seminars for chief compliance officers of mutual funds and investment advisers. At the seminars, SEC examiners will discuss their risk identification and assessment process and how chief compliance officers (CCOs) can establish and maintain strong compliance programs. The four-hour seminars also will address the information and documents requested during SEC exams, various analyses and forensic tests that may be performed using this information, frequent exam findings and factors to consider when establishing compliance controls. For additional information, visit or e-mail .


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.