NEWS

What tax reform means for audit committees

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides many issues for audit committee members to consider in their oversight of financial statements, external auditors and risk management.

When a tax cut is a profit hit

Companies with deferred tax assets may report surprisingly lower net income in 2017 even though they will benefit from lower income tax rates under the new tax law in 2018.

FinCEN announces filing deadline for 2017 FBARs

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its annual reminder of the due date for filing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

7 revenue recognition issues exposed by FinREC

The AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee sought public comment on seven new revenue recognition implementation issues to be added to the AICPA’s revenue recognition guide.

Tips for lease accounting implementation

The effective date for implementing FASB’s new lease accounting standard is still about one year away, but it will require additional resources and a team effort.

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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.

PODCAST

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.