Professional Issues


The AICPA professional ethics executive committee issues an exposure draft ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/ethics/ed020617.htm ) with revisions of five independence interpretations and/ or rulings. The proposed changes relate to trustee or executor relationships with clients, former practitioners and firm independence, relationships with entities included in government financial statements, auditors of insurance companies and depository relationships with clients’ financial institutions. Comments on the ED are due August 17.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.