The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is announcing they do not anticipate releasing individual income tax refunds for the 2016 tax filing season until March 1, 2016. The decision comes as fraud prevention efforts from last year’s tax season illustrate the positive impact that additional delays and scrutiny have had in combating tax return fraud More >

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In recent years, we have seen a rapid expansion of alternative classes of investments in large pension fund portfolios, both public and private. These alternatives may offer attractive returns, but the potential of a greater risk factor and overall lack of transparency can make the decision to enter these alternative investments more challenging. More>

Congress waited until late December to pass its tax extenders bill, but instead of just making the usual one year routine extenders, they made permanent several previously temporary tax benefits for individuals and business in addition to extending others. More>

February 18, 2016 | 8:30 am to 10:00 am Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036 Plan to join us for the next session of our 2016 Not-for-Profit Educational Series, a FREE PROGRAM! Karen A. Roche, CPA, Partner, will address the various charity rating organizations, how they measure a charity’s program effectiveness More >

Many organizations have implemented the framework established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in the design of their internal control structure. COSO is an organization that provides thought leadership and guidance on internal control, enterprise risk management (ERM), and fraud deterrence. In May 2013 COSO released a long-awaited update … More >