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    Special Report Non-Compliant IRA Trusts and Circular 230 Issues

    Report Free special report on non-compliant IRA trusts and Circular 230 issues from the author of The IRA Distribution Rules: IRS Compliance and Audit Issues
    Published on September 09, 2014

    Commissions and Referral Fees

    Professional Standards Commissions and referral fees are important issues to consider for personal financial planners and other tax professionals.
    Published on March 05, 2013

    Independence and Conflicts of Interest

    Overview Learn about independence as it relates to providing investment advisory services.
    Published on April 06, 2010

    Fiduciary Standard of Care

    Overview Learn about the elements needed to be deemed a fiduciary.
    Published on July 16, 2014

    Illustrative Engagement Letter for an Investment Advisory Agreement

    Sample Letter The following agreement is for investment advisers who manage money on a discretionary basis. However, the agreement can readily be tailored to other forms of advisory relationships whereby the adviser plays some role in managing the investments and portfolio of his or her client.
    Published on September 16, 2014

    FAQs for Prospective CPA/PFS Credential Holders

    FAQ Frequently asked questions for CPA/PFS applicants.
    Published on May 19, 2014

    CPA/PFS Credential Recertification

    Overview Every three years, CPA/PFS credential holders are required to certify that they meet the continuing education and membership requirements of the credential.
    Published on September 02, 2014

    Illustrations of Engagement Letter Explanations of Historical and Prospective Financial Information

    Article Because personal financial plans can include a variety of historical or prospective financial information, the illustrative engagement letters do not describe such information. Read more about illustrative engagement letter descriptions of certain historical and prospective financial information.
    Published on September 16, 2014

    Implementing Section 7216

    Article IRS regulations on the unauthorized disclosure or use of tax return information went into effect on January 1, 2009. For purposes of the revised section 7216 regulations, CPAs should understand that, in general, they will not need to obtain written cons
    Published on July 22, 2014

    PFP Tax News

    News The AICPA PFP Division works with the AICPA Congressional Affairs Team to ensure that issues impacting CPA financial planners are monitored and acted upon as needed.
    Published on September 25, 2014

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