Reporting CAMs in the COVID-19 Era

Starting in 2019, auditors’ reports for certain public companies must contain a new element: critical audit matters (CAMs). The requirement was in effect for audits of large accelerated filers (with market values of $700 million or more) in fiscal years [...]

By |2020-07-31T14:08:58-04:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reporting CAMs in the COVID-19 Era

Even If No Money Changes Hands, Bartering is a Taxable Transaction

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are strapped for cash. They may find it beneficial to barter for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. If your business gets involved in bartering, remember that the fair [...]

By |2020-07-20T13:15:30-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Small Business Services, Tax|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Even If No Money Changes Hands, Bartering is a Taxable Transaction

Reporting Embedded Leases

In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published guidance that requires major changes to how leases are reported on financial statements. One area of the guidance that’s especially complicated relates to “embedded” leases. Updated guidance Organizations are required [...]

By |2020-07-10T14:10:11-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Reporting Embedded Leases

Haven’t Filed Your 2019 Business Tax Return Yet? There May Be Ways to Chip Away at Your Bill

The extended federal income tax deadline is coming up fast. As you know, the IRS postponed the payment and filing deadlines until July 15 that otherwise would have fallen on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15. [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:20:21-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Haven’t Filed Your 2019 Business Tax Return Yet? There May Be Ways to Chip Away at Your Bill

IRS Notice 1444 and the Tax Implications of CARES Act Payments

Dear Clients, Over the next few weeks, you may receive a notice from the IRS after receiving your economic impact payments. Notice 1444 is the form that shows the amount of the recipient’s Economic Impact Payment (EIP) and will [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:13:32-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , |Comments Off on IRS Notice 1444 and the Tax Implications of CARES Act Payments

Launching a Business? How to Treat Start-Up Expenses on Your Tax Return

While the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many existing businesses, the pandemic has also created opportunities for entrepreneurs to launch new businesses. For example, some businesses are being launched online to provide products and services to people staying at home. [...]

By |2020-06-22T17:23:43-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Launching a Business? How to Treat Start-Up Expenses on Your Tax Return

Asset Impairment is Expected to Hit 2020 Financial Statements

Some companies are expected to report impairment losses in fiscal year 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis. Depending on the nature of your operations and assets, the pandemic could be considered a “triggering event” that warrants interim impairment testing. [...]

By |2020-06-19T13:42:33-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19, GAAP|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Asset Impairment is Expected to Hit 2020 Financial Statements

Congress Loosens PPP Loan Restrictions

Congress recently passed legislation to loosen some of the restrictions that came with the popular Payroll Protection Program; the president signed it into law on June 5. The new law runs only about 1,000 words, but contains several major [...]

By |2020-06-09T18:27:36-04:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19|Comments Off on Congress Loosens PPP Loan Restrictions

Business Meal Deductions: The Current Rules Amid Proposed Changes

Restaurants and entertainment venues have been hard hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the tax breaks that President Trump has proposed to help them is an increase in the amount that can be deducted for business [...]

By |2020-06-09T18:27:46-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Business Meal Deductions: The Current Rules Amid Proposed Changes

Revenue Recognition and Leases: FASB Gives Certain Entities More Time

Private companies and most nonprofits were supposed to implement updated revenue recognition guidance in fiscal year 2019 and updated lease guidance in fiscal year 2021. In the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Financial Accounting Standards Board [...]

By |2020-06-09T18:28:05-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Revenue Recognition and Leases: FASB Gives Certain Entities More Time