In 1973, the AICPA published Ethics Ruling No. 1, dealing with outsourcing and the computer processing of client returns. The Institute's professional ethics executive committee just appointed a task force to evaluate whether that ruling needs to be revised. 

And in response to numerous inquiries, the AICPA has published guidance on the issues surrounding outsourcing. It takes the form of an article that will appear in the March issue of the Journal of Accountancy.

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