NEWS

Yellow Book revisions update independence guidance

Revised rules published in July 2018 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office clarify the need for safeguards for practitioners when performing preparation of accounting records and financial statement services.

Lease accounting tips for public and private companies

Public companies are finding that even though they have implemented FASB’s new lease accounting standard, their work is not nearly done. Private companies, meanwhile, are struggling with their own adoption of the standard.

Procedure for obtaining EINs to change May 13

Beginning May 13, the IRS will accept employer identification number (EIN) applications only from individual taxpayers who have either a Social Security number or an individual taxpayer identification number as the responsible party on the EIN application.

IRS expands relief from underpayment penalty

The IRS announced that it is lowering from 85% to 80% the amount taxpayers are required to have paid in order to escape an underpayment of estimated income tax penalty for 2018.

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FEATURE

Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.