Personal Financial Planning


The SEC and the North American Securities Administrators Association waived—through October 31, 2006—various system fees certain investment advisers and their representatives pay for mandatory registration in the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD). The IARD enables firms and their representatives to satisfy federal and state regulatory requirements with one electronic filing and gives investors access to detailed information on advisers’ services, fees and disciplinary records ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2005-145.htm ; www.iard.com ).

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.