Some private company clients are having difficulty implementing FASB’s revenue recognition standard. CPAs who audit those clients’ financial statements need to proceed carefully to maintain their independence.
The PCAOB’s inspections of audit firms in 2020 will continue to focus on areas that have been challenging for firms in recent years, George Botic, CPA, the PCAOB’s director of Registration and Inspections.
FASB is working to reduce complexity in its liabilities and equity guidance in the final months of board Chairman Russell Golden’s term.
The IRS is postponing the requirement to report partners’ shares of partnership capital on the tax-basis method for 2019 (for partnership tax years beginning in calendar 2019) until 2020 (for partnership tax years that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2020).
The AICPA issued working drafts on accounting issues for insurance entities. When completed, the drafts will be included in AICPA Accounting and Auditing Guides.
A newly proposed CPA licensure model developed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed to help newly licensed CPAs learn the skills and competencies they will need in the workplace of the future.
Sections of the ASB’s codification would be amended under a proposal to conform with recently issued standards on auditor reporting and the auditor’s responsibilities relating to other information included in annual reports.
Labeling multiple goods and services provided to a customer as a “solution” does not eliminate a company’s responsibility to identify and report separate performance obligations under FASB’s new revenue recognition standard.
Auditors of the largest public companies have included critical audit matters in their reports for the first time. Here are some of the SEC’s observations based on those reports.
The AICPA Auditing Standards Board has amended its concept of materiality to match the definition used by the U.S. judicial system and other US standard setters.
The barriers preventing CPAs from performing engagements providing certain agreed-upon procedures were removed when the AICPA Auditing Standards Board issued a standard providing more flexibility to practitioners.
Finance decision-makers remain positive overall heading into 2020, but they continue to have concerns about hiring.
The IRS issued detailed guidance on the Sec. 59A base-erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT), which was added to the Code by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
As it does every year, the IRS extended the due date to furnish certain health care information statements to individual taxpayers to March 2, 2020.
FASB proposed minor changes as part of its annual effort to clarify and correct unintended application of its Accounting Standards Codification.
The IRS issued updated rules for substantiating the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses paid or incurred while traveling using the per-diem rates.
An Accounting Standards Update makes improvements to certain technical and other aspects of implementing FASB’s new accounting standard for credit losses.
The California attorney general’s office is seeking feedback on proposed regulations on the California Consumer Privacy Act, which will become the nation’s toughest data privacy law when it goes into effect Jan. 1.
The IRS issued final regulations that reconcile the current higher exclusion for the estate and gift tax unified credit amount in effect under the TCJA with the lower unified credit scheduled to go into effect in 2026.
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