Institute's Financial Literacy Campaigns Win Communications Awards

The Institute received 15 MarCom Awards and nine Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

More than half the awards were for the Feed the Pig campaign, a national public-service program, created in partnership with the Ad Council, to help Americans ages 25 to 34 prepare for long-term financial security.

The AICPA’s 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program, which educates Americans on important financial topics and issues affecting them at different stages of life, received a gold award for its Web site

Other awards went to two annual reports, three membership marketing brochures and staff orientation and retention videos.


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.