New TPAs address changes to reports arising from PCC VIE alternative

New nonauthoritative guidance issued by the AICPA addresses changes to accountants’ or auditors’ reports when a client adopts a new Private Company Council (PCC) alternative that results in a change to a previously issued report.

Private company clients can elect not to apply variable-interest entity guidance to certain common-control leasing arrangements as a result of the new alternative, issued in March as Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-07, Consolidation (Topic 810): Applying Variable Interest Entities Guidance to Common Control Leasing Arrangements.

Modifications to accountants’ compilation or review reports and auditors’ reports are described when a client adopts a PCC alternative that results in a change to a previously issued report. AICPA Technical Questions and Answers (TPAs) 9150.34 and 9160.30 provide nonauthoritative guidance regarding these modifications.


Year-end tax planning strategies

Practitioners should consider the timing of income and deductions, avoiding the net investment income tax, donating to charity, and planning for retirement.


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Return due dates changed in highway funding bill

The federal highway funding extension bill signed into law on July 31 contains several tax provisions, including changing the due dates for partnership, S corporation, and corporate tax returns.