FYI


The AICPA has developed comprehensive guidelines to assist colleges and universities in designing, implementing and administering meaningful internship programs and other forms of experiential learning ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/edu/internships.htm ). The guidance classifies various programs, provides examples of program administration and evaluation forms and refers to the AICPA core competency framework ( www.aicpa.org/edu/corecomp.htm ).

FASB begins presenting its meetings via audio webcast for free ( www.fasb.org ). Users must have Windows Media Player to connect to the webcasts. FASB continues to offer telephone recordings of its meetings at 800-846-4717.

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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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