New TPAs address changes to reports arising from PCC VIE alternative

New nonauthoritative guidance issued by the AICPA addresses changes to accountants’ or auditors’ reports when a client adopts a new Private Company Council (PCC) alternative that results in a change to a previously issued report.

Private company clients can elect not to apply variable-interest entity guidance to certain common-control leasing arrangements as a result of the new alternative, issued in March as Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-07, Consolidation (Topic 810): Applying Variable Interest Entities Guidance to Common Control Leasing Arrangements.

Modifications to accountants’ compilation or review reports and auditors’ reports are described when a client adopts a PCC alternative that results in a change to a previously issued report. AICPA Technical Questions and Answers (TPAs) 9150.34 and 9160.30 provide nonauthoritative guidance regarding these modifications.


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.