Government Accounting


GASB issues a proposed Technical Bulletin, Tobacco Settlement Recognition and Financial Reporting Entity Issues, which addresses accounting treatment by state or local governments in connection with settlements made by U.S. tobacco companies ( www.gasb.org/exp/tb2003-b.pdf ). The proposal also clarifies asset and revenue recognition guidance for such transactions by the settling governments and the settlement authorities. Comments are due March 2.

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Providing payroll services that comply with ever-changing regulations and meet evolving employee and employer demands is no easy task. Paychex's Tom Hammond discusses common payroll considerations for CPA firms.