Government Accounting

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued an exposure draft, Accounting for Termination Benefits, that would require employers to recognize—in financial statements they prepare on the accrual basis of accounting—the cost of voluntary termination benefits when employees accept a termination offer, and the cost of involuntary termination benefits when an employer approves a plan of termination and communicates it to its employees. In addition the proposal would establish measurement and disclosure requirements for such benefits. Comments are due March 11, 2005.


6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.