OIC and trust fund recovery mediation now available nationwide

Rev. Proc. 2014-63, issued in December, provides rules for a nationwide implementation of post-Appeals mediation for offer-in-compromise (OIC) and trust fund recovery penalty cases. OIC and trust fund recovery mediation previously had been available only as a pilot program in certain cities since December 2008. Rev. Proc. 2014-63 also incorporates into a single revenue procedure, with some modifications, procedures for mediation of examinations and issues and mediation of collection cases and issues from Rev. Proc. 2009-44 and Announcements 2008-111 and 2011-6.


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.