Kess Award recognizes excellence in continuing education

John J. Connors, president of Tax Educators’ Network, received the 2013 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education.

The award, created in 2010 in honor of Kess, a nationally renowned tax expert, recognizes individual CPAs who have made significant contributions in the areas of tax and financial planning, and whose public service exemplifies the CPA profession’s values and ethics.

Connors previously served on the graduate tax faculty at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business in Milwaukee. He also publishes Monthly Tax Update, a tax newsletter for practitioners, has written books published by the AIPCA, and is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences around the country.


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.