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The Senate passed a House bill that gives small businesses and other entities that received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program 16 additional weeks to spend the funds and qualify for full forgiveness of the loans.
Optimism reigned for years in a quarterly survey of finance decision-makers, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything.
In another response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS is allowing retirement plan participants who want to take coronavirus-related distributions from their retirement plans to provide remote signatures, even for spousal consents.
FASB issued an option to delay implementation of the board’s revenue recognition and lease accounting standards for certain entities that have not yet applied the standards.
Legislation designed to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic has created new issues for CPAs and other valuation specialists to consider. New AICPA FAQs address these valuation concerns.
While months of testing may not be possible right now, there are still ways to optimize your team members’ experience with new technology.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a likely delay in the effective date of FASB’s new lease standard as well as an environment in which lease concessions may lead to new accounting considerations.
FASB’s changes to its hedge accounting standard may provide companies with new alternatives to account for their risk management activities. Here is some background on hedge accounting, what is changing, and how it has emerged as a more viable approach.
CPAs can help thwart bad actors from cashing in on seniors during the global pandemic.
The US House passed a bill that would relax some of the requirements that Paycheck Protection Program fund recipients need to fulfill to qualify for forgiveness from their loans.