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.

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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.