Consumer Bankruptcy Soars


According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, consumer bankruptcy filings increased almost 40% in 2007.


Data from the National Bankruptcy Research Center showed 801,840 filings between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, up from 573,203 filings recorded during the same period in 2006. ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano attributed the spike in filings to the mortgage crisis.

Source: American Bankruptcy Institute, www.abiworld.org .

SPONSORED REPORT

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.

FEATURE

Maximizing the higher education tax credits

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