Technology Survey Drawing to a Close

Today is the final day to participate in the AICPA’s Top Technology Initiatives survey. The survey period has been extended from the scheduled Nov. 26 deadline to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec 5.


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the survey, voting for the first time is open to all AICPA members. Prior surveys were limited to AICPA IT Section members, Certified Information Technology Professional credential holders and other external technology professional organizations.


The results of the annual Top Technology Initiatives survey offer information about technology initiatives that CPAs anticipate will have the greatest influence on IT strategy, investment and implementation in the next 12 to 18 months.


AICPA members can vote at . Participants are asked to provide their AICPA membership number (which can be found on any AICPA mailing).


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.