The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) released an exposure draft, Subsequent Events: Codification of Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards Contained in the AICPA Statements on Auditing Standards. The proposal would incorporate the guidance in the AICPA’s Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS) AU section 560, Subsequent Events, into the authoritative FASAB literature.


Events or transactions that affect the financial statements may occur subsequent to the end of the reporting period but before the financial statements are issued. Some of those transactions and events require adjustments to the financial statements, while others may require disclosure in the notes to the financial statements. The ED addresses circumstances to consider in determining whether the financial statements require adjustment or disclosure.


The comment period ended Dec. 28. The ED is available 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.