Financial Reporting


The SEC issued a proposal to amend its requirements relating to rule changes requested by self-regulatory organizations (SROs), such as the securities and commodities exchanges ( www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/34-49505.htm ). The proposal aims to modernize and increase the efficiency of the rule-filing process by requiring SROs to submit recommended changes to the commission only in electronic form and to post all proposed modifications—as well as current and complete sets of their rules—on their Web sites. Comments are due June 4.

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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.