Privacy


Several federal financial regulators jointly issue a guide to help consumers make informed decisions about choices they face as a result of the privacy provisions of the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, which loosened restrictions on banks, insurers and other financial institutions’ sharing of marketing information about their customers. The guide, Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information, is available online at www.consumer.gov . ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2002-21.txt )

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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.