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Treasury report on CECL standard is inconclusive

The coronavirus pandemic and current market conditions prevent a definitive assessment of the impact of the FASB’s new standard on accounting for credit losses, according to a new report released by Treasury.

E-filing problems plague some Sept. 15 tax returns

Some practitioners who attempted to file returns on Sept. 15 ran into technical difficulties that prevented them from e-filing returns by the midnight deadline. The AICPA is talking to the IRS about relief for the problem.

Returning to work: Prioritizing mental health

As employees are welcomed back to work or back to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, the most successful employers will help them care for their mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

IRS issues guidance on COVID-19 testing coverage

The IRS said that COVID-19 testing and diagnostics are not minimum essential coverage under a government-sponsored program and therefore do not disqualify taxpayers from taking the Sec. 36B premium tax credit or Medicaid.

Additional BEAT regs. finalized

The IRS issued final regulations on the base-erosion and anti-abuse tax, which was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to deter attempts to shift profits to foreign jurisdictions.

COVID-19 decisions create data dilemma for businesses

The rush to set up and support remote working arrangements kept companies operating despite pandemic-related quarantines, but the swift shift to the cloud could mean that regulatory problems loom on the horizon. The first question that must be answered: Where is my data?

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