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Published on March 23, 2017
Beware of Phishing Scams During Busy Season
During busy season, phishing scams generally increase in an attempt to obtain personal and financial information.
Published on February 08, 2017
AICPA.org and CGMA.org Were Not Affected by Heartbleed Bug
AICPA.org and CGMA.org were not affected by the Heartbleed bug a vulnerability that allows someone to access otherwise encrypted data, including passwords.
Published on April 11, 2014
AICPA Thought Leadership Video Series
A video thought leadership series with leaders in the CPA profession discussing the topics of "Valuation vs Value" and "Templosion."
Published on May 23, 2013
AICPA Asks IRS to Fix Instructions on Real Estate Reporting
In a letter to the Internal Revenue Service, the AICPA urged the agency to issue clear guidance as to when a 1099 is truly necessary, citing potential confusion over the current instructions for Schedule E.
Published on February 08, 2013
Court Ruling on Preparer Registration and PTIN System
A recent court ruling in the IRS' preparer registration program may impact the ability of CPAs to obtain or renew PTINs, which are required.
Published on January 30, 2013
Spotlight on the 2012 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
The AICPA held the 2012 Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments Dec. 3 to 5 in Washington, D.C. The conference featured speakers from the SEC, PCAOB, FASB and IASB, and covered topics from mandatory audit firm rotation to IFRS. This page includes conference highlights from news and social media.
Published on December 05, 2012
Tax Aspects of Donating a Car to Charity
Donating a car to charity is one of the best ways to get a chunk of money deducted from your client’s tax bill. It is also one of the more complicated issues faced by donors and charities alike. Read more in this interview with Jerry Love, CPA, PFS, ABV, CITP,
Published on August 08, 2012
Cybersecurity Be Prepared for Modern Day IT Threats
Digital opportunities bring the potential for digital information threats. Make sure you are thoroughly versed in the latest developments on cybersecurity and industry best practices for deterring and combatting the viruses and scams that can confuse clients and customers and, in some extreme situations, ruin IT systems.
Published on March 21, 2012
AICPA Members Win iPad in Profile Update Giveaway
Two AICPA members won an iPad in the Profile Update Giveaway which ended March 31.
Published on June 06, 2011
Dealing with Disaster
This question-and-answer explores how CPAs can help victims and clients with interests in disaster-stricken areas, including Japan. Eric Rigby, CPA/PFS/CFF, fields the questions and provides information on dealing with the financial issues stemming from natural disasters.
Published on March 15, 2011
A Q&A with AICPA President & CEO Barry Melancon, CPA
Barry Melancon, CPA, sits down with the editors of CPA Letter Daily and answers a few questions about the issues impacting the CPA profession.
Published on February 23, 2011
U.S. Sweeping Financial Reform Act Has Implications Around the Globe
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act significantly changes the U.S. federal regulatory framework as it relates to many types of financial services companies, especially banks and other deposit-taking institutions, both foreign and domestic. While American companies and industries sort through the 2,300 pages of the Dodd-Frank Act
Published on February 08, 2011
Dont Forget Broker-Dealer Annual Audit Requirements
In a letter to the AICPA’s Stockbrokerage and Investment Banking Expert Panel, the Securities and Exchange Commission outlined the existing requirements that apply when conducting the “review of the accounting system, the internal accounting control and procedures for safeguarding securities.”
Published on November 22, 2010
Additional Clarified Statements on Auditing Standards Finalized
A summary of clarified SASs that have been issued by the ASB.
Published on October 28, 2010