The AICPA reiterated its recommendation that the SBA delay the end of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period by at least 60 days and also urged the SBA to make retroactive new rules issued this week changing the formula sole proprietors use to calculate their maximum loan amounts.
In response to a request for comments about planned revisions to Circular 230, Regulations Governing Practice Before the IRS, the AICPA sent a letter making recommendations to the director of the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board’s sponsors reappointed George Scott, CPA, CGMA, for a second term as the board’s chair.
In a letter, the AICPA asked the IRS to postpone until June 15, 2021, all 2020 federal income tax and information returns and payments (e.g., extension and estimated payments) originally due April 15, 2021.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is creating a new Climate and ESG Task Force to identify compliance problems related to environmental, social and governance issues.
Sentiment has risen for three consecutive quarters in a quarterly survey of CPA executives in business and industry. Revenue and profit are projected to increase in the next year.
Paycheck Protection Program rules released by the SBA allow self-employed individuals who file a Form 1040, Schedule C, to calculate their maximum loan amount using gross income instead of net profit.
Employees’ vacation time and other forms of paid leave would be accounted for differently by state and local governments under a proposal issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
An AICPA expert details some of the factors that could affect changes to filing dates.
The American Institute of CPAs, citing ongoing processing problems with the Paycheck Protection Program, called on Congress to extend the program’s application deadline past the current March 31 date. The AICPA is recommending an extension of at least 60 days.
The IRS issued guidance on the employee retention credit in effect for qualified wages paid after March 12, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020, including how it interacts with Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Goodwill impairment has become an area of increased focus since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what CPAs need to know about goodwill impairment at this challenging time.
Here’s a chance to test your knowledge of the rules for deductibility for business-related food and beverages and/or entertainment and how much, if any, of a given expenditure can be claimed as an ordinary and necessary expense of conducting a trade or business under Sec. 162.
The $1.9 trillion economic relief bill passed by the House of Representatives includes $25 billion for restaurants as well as additional funding for EIDL advance payments and the PPP. The bill also includes $1,400 stimulus payments to individuals and extends unemployment insurance supplements.
The stimulus bill passed by the House contains many tax provisions, including a new round of economic stimulus payments, tax credits for COBRA continuation coverage, and expansions of the child tax credit, the earned income credit, and the child and dependent care credit.
A smarter and more automated operating model for corporate reporting is on the horizon, according to results of a new EY survey.
Complementary proposals by the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the AICPA Auditing Standards Board would provide guidance for CPAs on their responsibilities related to noncompliance with laws and regulations.
Alaska, Maine, and Oklahoma are the latest states to consider CPA firm mobility legislation, which allows CPA firms that meet certain licensing requirements to provide their services across state lines in order to serve clients without the need to obtain an additional license.
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance will place greater focus on climate-related disclosures in public company filings after a directive issued by SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee.
The AICPA has written to Treasury and the IRS, calling for certainty about the April 15 tax filing and payment deadline and for underpayment and late-payment penalty relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.