FAQs on additional Medicare tax updated

The IRS provided additional guidance on the 0.9% additional Medicare payroll tax by updating two frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its webpage addressing the situation in which an employer under- or overwithholds the tax in one year and discovers the error in a subsequent year. Updated FAQs No. 56 and No. 57 say that, while the employer may not correct the error by making an interest-free adjustment, it can correct the amount of wages and tips subject to the withholding on the appropriate adjusted withholding return.


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.