Free Opt-In E-Newsletters Launched

The Institute launched two free, opt-in e-newsletters in January. Financial Planning Digest debuted Jan. 13. On Jan. 20, AICPA members were sent the inaugural issue of Forensic & Valuation Reporter.

The newsletters include:

Links to important stories, culled from hundreds of top news sources.

Summaries of research, analysis, videos and relevant articles.

Wireless functionality for mobile readers.

Information from the specialized community.

Both publications are e-mailed on the third Tuesday of the month. To sign up for the newsletters, go to for the Financial Planning Digest and for the Forensic & Valuation Reporter.

The new offerings follow the release on Sept. 15 of CPA Letter Daily, which has attracted more than 103,000 subscribers. Two monthly newsletters were launched on Oct. 2: IFRS Report, now with more than 61,000 readers, and InfoTech Update, with a circulation of more than 52,000.


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.