Government Accounting


The Governmental Accounting Standards Board releases a publication, Reporting Performance Information: Suggested Criteria for Effective Communication, which offers 16 criteria state and local governments can use when preparing reports on the nature and results of services they’ve rendered. The report can be downloaded free online ( www.seagov.org/sea_gasb_project/suggested_criteria_report.pdf ) or ordered in a print version (shipping charges and tax apply) by calling 800-748-0659.

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.