Compliance



The SEC extended an order it originally issued in 2003 that allows nonpublic broker-dealers to continue filing with the commission balance sheets and income statements—and sending their customers a balance sheet—certified by independent public accountants, rather than by public accounting firms registered with the PCAOB ( www.sec.gov/rules/other/34-52909.pdf ). The extension is effective for fiscal years that end before January 1, 2007.

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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.