How COVID-19 Could Impact Year-End Inventory Counts

Many businesses are closed or are limiting third-party access as COVID-19 surges across the United States. These restrictions could still be in place at year end — a time when external auditors traditionally observe physical inventory counts for calendar-year [...]

By |2020-11-30T12:33:18-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New COVID-19 Employer Tax Credits

FEDERAL — Employee Retention Credit The Employee Retention Credit is meant to reward employers that kept employees on their payroll during the COVID-19 impacted months. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in qualified wages paid [...]

By |2020-11-18T17:53:36-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New COVID-19 Employer Tax Credits

3 Steps To “Stress Test” Your Business

During the COVID-19 crisis, you can’t afford to lose sight of other ongoing risk factors, such as cyberthreats, fraud, emerging competition and natural disasters. A so-called “stress test” can help reveal blind spots that threaten to disrupt your business. [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:05:46-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 3 Steps To “Stress Test” Your Business

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 |2020-10-02T19:05:25-04:00July 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

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 |2020-10-02T14:09:37-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, COVID-19, Tax|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 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
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