Information Technology


The AICPA unveiled a Web site for CPAs interested in information technology ( www.aicpa.org/infotech ). It offers resources on system security and reliability; tools and checklists to help CPAs assess organizational practices pertaining to information privacy, e-commerce and similar subjects; and guidance on standards and regulations. In addition to the resources available to all visitors, the site contains special content accessible only by those CPAs who hold the Institute’s Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential or belong to the IT Membership Section.

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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.