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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Providing payroll services that comply with ever-changing regulations and meet evolving employee and employer demands is no easy task. Paychex's Tom Hammond discusses common payroll considerations for CPA firms.