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News quiz: Some tax regulations get extra review

The changing of a 35-year-old practice involving Treasury regulations was among the news reported on the JofA online recently. Other reports dealt with identity theft and data breaches, innovation and risk management, and changing accounting standards. See how much you know about the news with this short quiz.

IRS computer crash prompts deadline extension

After the IRS’s Modernized e-File and Direct Pay systems were not in operation for most of the day on Tuesday, the IRS extended the filing and payment deadline for 2017 individual tax returns until midnight on Wednesday, April 18.

New international code clarifies ethics issues

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants released a new Code of Ethics that is designed to provide clear guidance about how accountants should deal with ethics and independence issues.

New GASB standard addresses debt disclosures

The new standard also requires the disclosure of additional essential debt-related information for all types of debt, including amounts of unused lines of credit and assets pledged as collateral for debt.

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How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.