New Director for a New Position


M at Young has joined the AICPA as director of Congressional and Political Affairs.

In this newly created position, he will help cover issues including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and tax policy for the Institute. Young reports to Mark Peterson, vice president–Congressional and Political Affairs, in the Washington, D.C., office.

Young previously worked as an independent political consultant and as director of economic policy for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


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.