Private company reporting

PCC gets new chair, three new members

Candace Wright, who serves as a director with Louisiana CPA firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, was appointed as chair of the Private Company Council (PCC).

Will simpler also be better?

A number of standard setters and regulators are making efforts to reduce complexity in accounting standards and simplify financial reporting. These changes may free up finance employees from some reporting duties and allow them to focus on responsibilities that add more value to their organizations.

News highlights for March 2015

FASB issued a new GAAP alternative that is designed to make accounting for certain intangible assets acquired in a business combination less costly and less complicated for private companies.

Application of PCC exception addressed in not-for-profit panel Q&A

Nonauthoritative guidance developed by the AICPA Not-for-Profit Entities Expert Panel addresses how a for-profit subsidiary of a not-for-profit entity can apply a private company accounting alternative related to amortization of goodwill in its stand-alone financial statements.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

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