Online CPE Grading Gets an Upgrade

The Institute has improved its Online Grading Web site for CPE self-study courses. The enhancements include a new design, improved navigation, new features to the exams and a simplified login process.

AICPA CPE Online Grading is free and available for any AICPA self-study course in formats that include text, DVD and CD-ROM. A full list of self-study offerings is available at

The site upgrade was done in collaboration with CPA2Biz Inc., the marketing and technology subsidiary of the AICPA. The new site is 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.