Professional Issues


The AICPA peer review board seeks members’ comments on an exposure draft (ED) proposing revisions to the standards for performing and reporting on peer reviews. The proposal includes, for example, revisions to the objectives of system reviews, transparency of reporting and type of peer review required. If adopted, the revised standards will be effective for reviews beginning on or after January 1, 2005; early implementation will not be permitted. Comments on the ED, which is available online at www.aicpa.org/members/div/practmon/2003_05_ed.asp , are due August 8.

NEWS

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.