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March 15, 2017

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The Next CPA Exam Webcast Now Available

The next version of the Uniform CPA Exam will launch on April 1, 2017. If you missed the AICPA’s recent webcast on this important topic, you can now access it on demand. Presented by the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, this webcast covers key information including next Exam content and structure, as well as tips critical to navigating the Exam process. Access the presentation here.

FASB Updates Accounting Rules for Employee Benefit Plans

FASB has issued an update to accounting standards that the board believes improves financial reporting about an employee benefit plan’s interest in a master trust.

Labor Department Revises Garnishment Rules

The Labor Department revised its garnishment guidance on earnings under the Consumer Credit Protection Act to include amounts received as lump sums and wages for some tipped workers.

New 'Fingerprinting' Tech Can Track You Anywhere Online

Banks, retailers and advertisers can track your online activity using Web "fingerprinting" techniques, but these methods usually only work across a single browse. Now, however, new technology can follow you anywhere online -- even if you switch browsers.

Under Trump, an Already Depleted IRS Could Face Deep Cuts

The plans, revealed in documents associated with the White House budget outline, put Mr. Trump at odds with his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who has argued that the IRS needs more money and a larger staff.

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