AICPA Communications Wins Stevie Award

The AICPA received the American Business Awards’ Stevie Award for Communications Team of the Year.


The Stevie Awards were presented in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes in various industries were submitted for consideration, and more than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process.


Melora Heavey, senior manager of communications at the Institute, accepted the award at a presentation in New York.



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.