The Equifax data breach is unlikely to have a significant impact on the 2018 filing season, said Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. Many of the people involved may have already had their personal information stolen by other hackers, he noted.
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Businesses are constantly evolving, driven by changes in technology, by economic trends and by the regulatory environment. Here is a look at eight issues executives and financial committees should watch for in the upcoming audit cycle.
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People planning for retirement should be prepared for an eventual end to the current bull market. One way to weather a downturn is to divide retirement savings into three accounts: one for cash and short-term investments and the other two for longer-term investments.
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The second part of this annual update discusses generation-skipping transfer and trust tax developments, as well as tax-reform proposals and inflation adjustments for 2017 that affect trusts and estates.
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If you have trouble focusing at work, a cluttered work area may be part of the problem. Simplify your workspace, and avoid the temptation to leave sticky notes and other visual cues around your desk where they can be a distraction.
Evocative images can be used to great effect in a team-building exercise, because our brains are hardwired to react to visual information. Here is a six-step process that involves providing several photographs and allowing team members to select and discuss meaningful images.
At the current pace, mergers and acquisitions among registered investment advisers will surge to a record this year, according to a study from Echelon Partners. Based on the trend this year, deals will post a 23% increase from a year earlier, reaching 169 deals by year-end, the company said.
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