Financial Reporting

FASB approved proposed FASB Staff Position no. FIN 48-2, Effective Date of FASB Interpretation No. 48 for Certain Nonpublic Enterprises , which defers the effective date of FIN 48 for qualified entities to the annual financial statements for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2007, unless they have issued a full set of annual financial statements incorporating the recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements of FIN 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes . Nonpublic consolidated entities of public enterprises that apply GAAP are ineligible for the deferral. The FSP is available at .


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.