The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to review the exchange-traded-fund industry because of concern that asset inflow is increasing market volatility. The SEC might study the implications of increased ETF flow, as US-listed ETFs hold $2.4 trillion in assets under management, making up 30% of the value of US shares traded.
Collecting employee data can help you improve security, but it may also raise privacy issues. Tips for balancing these concerns include being transparent and gathering only essential data.
New data from the Society of Actuaries show that the overall improvement in life spans in the US is slowing and the life expectancy of men and women who are 65 has gotten shorter. The revised mortality assumptions could reduce pension obligations in the US from 1.5% to 2%, according to the society.
No matter what their divorce decree says, noncustodial parents need a signed release, called Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent, to be able to claim their children as dependents and take other tax credits. Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, looks at how this requirement can trip up taxpayers and IRS guidance on this issue.
Everyone you know can be a potentially useful contact as you search for job opportunities. Rate the value of each contact so you can prioritize who you are going to approach, then try to connect with at least five people a week.
Halloween falls on a Monday this year, offering a fun way to start the workweek. These tips will help you come up with a clever costume -- one that's especially appropriate if you're a CPA.
US intelligence agencies should give clearer explanations of their demands for user data, declassify those requests and make them available to the public, Yahoo says in a letter to National Intelligence Director James Clapper. The company says US laws severely punish firms that want to speak for themselves about such demands, even when disclosure would not compromise security.
The Social Security Administration announced that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will increase by more than 7% in 2017 after remaining flat in 2016. Wage earners who exceed the cap will see a Social Security tax increase of more than $500.
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