AICPA Members' Donations Help Build Homes in Haiti

As part of its ongoing relationship with Habitat for Humanity, the Institute collected member donations to help pay for the construction of 10 Core houses for families affected by the earthquakes in Haiti. (Visit for more information about Core houses.)


Donations were collected through the AICPA’s CPAs in Support of America Fund Inc., a 501(c)(3) disaster relief fund formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and later used to collect contributions for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Institute’s news release about the Haiti effort 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.