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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The technology assessment engagement

Are you working with the best technology? Do you know how to help your clients determine if their technology stack measures up? In this free report, J. Carlton Collins, CPA, explains how to answer those questions via a technology assessment engagement.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.