Fighting the Spread of Corruption

A new KPMG Forensics survey suggests multinational organizations in the United States continue to face challenges with key issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The survey, completed in summer 2008, found that 85% of the respondents had an FCPA compliance program, but many struggled with fundamental elements, including: performing effective due diligence on foreign agents/third parties (82%); auditing third parties for compliance (76%); and performing due diligence during merger or acquisition activities (73%).

Source: KPMG Forensic 2008 Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption Survey,


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.