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The Institute’s accounting standards staff releases a technical practice aid (TPA) ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/general/tpa5.htm ) to clarify financial accounting and reporting issues relating to Statement of Position (SOP) 97-2, Software Revenue Recognition. The TPA uses a question-and-answer format to cover matters such as the commencement of an initial or renewal software license term and an arrangement containing an option to extend a time-based license indefinitely. The TPA is included in the publication, Technical Practice Aids, which is available from the AICPA order department at 888-777-7077.

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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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