CFP Board drafts revised code of conduct

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has proposed a set of revisions to its Standards of Professional Conduct setting ethical standards for CFPs.

NSA Scholarship Foundation names 2017 recipients

The National Society of Accountants has now awarded over $1M to college students since 1969.

Avalara teams with Wiley on Customs Duty & Import Tax for Dummies

Avalara, a provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation business software, has teamed up with the publisher John Wiley & Sons to produce “Customs Duty & Import Tax for Dummies,” an e-book that’s part of Wiley’s “for Dummies” line of instruction guides.

IRS says online FAQs aren’t legally authoritative

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a memorandum for its field examiners instructing them that frequently asked questions and other items posted on the agency’s site that have not been published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin are not considered to be legal authority.

Ryan gives tax-overhaul pep talk amid growing doubts in GOP

Four days before the one-year anniversary of the release of his tax blueprint, House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a pep-talk seeking to assuage growing doubts about the prospects for a major tax overhaul.

Senate Republicans haven't seen their secret health bill either

Senate Republicans may be asked to vote on a controversial health-care bill as early as next week but most of them haven’t seen the plan and at least half a dozen say they’re not sure they can support it.

No economic hardship relief for corporations

The Tax Court rules that a corporation doesn’t qualify as an ‘individual’ when it comes to tax troubles.

CFOs focusing more on revenue growth vs. cost cutting

Nearly two-thirds of CFOs are highlighting revenue growth as more of a priority over cost-cutting at their companies, according to a new survey.

SOC, meet cybersecurity

The AICPA has revamped its criteria for reporting on an organization’s security risk management program. An independent validation might be the way to go.

NJCPA announces 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Impact class

The New Jersey Society of CPAs honored 27 individuals who advanced innovative efforts in the state.