Collection Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back


The IRS's enforcement revenue, which has been increasing sharply since 2002, reached $59.2 billion in fiscal year 2007, up 68% from 1998.

But it wasn't all good news for the Service - the total dollar amount of uncollected liabilities reached a 10-year high of $290 billion.

Source: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2007,


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.