Financial Reporting


The SEC issues final rules ( www.sec.gov/rules/final/33-8124.htm ), effective August 29, requiring a public company’s principal executive and financial officers to certify the financial and other information in their organization’s quarterly and annual reports. The commission also solicited, through October 9, public comments on the advisability of extending this requirement to definitive proxy and information statements.

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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.