Financial Reporting


Two advisories from FASB will help entities implement new rules. One defines the “reporting unit” of an enterprise as a key element in testing for goodwill impairment resulting from an acquisition. A second release clarifies certain provisions for making the transition to two new standards—FASB Statement nos. 141, Business Combinations, and 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. ( www.fasb.org/eitf/eitfmain.html )

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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.