Financial Reporting


A FASB report de-emphasizes “new economy” considerations and recommends cooperation among national and international standard setters to improve business and financial reporting. Comments are due by July 1 ( accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/fasb/sr_new_economy.pdf ).

FASB plans to issue final statements in July on business combinations and intangible assets. The new rules likely will require a two-step impairment test for goodwill writedowns ( accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/fasb/project/buscomsumm.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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