A 10-K for the taxpayer

The financial report of the U.S. government provides a view of the government’s current financial metrics and trends, as well as perspective on future issues and challenges, including long-term fiscal sustainability.

Getting familiar with OPEB

GASB’s new accounting standards for other postemployment benefits (OPEB) are significantly different from previous standards for state and local governments.

FASAB seeks transparency on tax expenditures

The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board proposed a standard with the intention of providing the public more information about the U.S. government’s tax expenditures.


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.