Banking


The Federal Reserve Board issues as final a rule amending its international lending regulations ( www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/bcreg/2003/20030106/attachment.pdf ). To simplify matters and thus reduce banks’ regulatory burden, the board’s action eliminates from subpart D of Regulation K the requirement they use a particular method to account for fees on international loans. Instead, the new provision, which took effect February 10, instructs banks to follow GAAP in accounting for such fees.

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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.