U.S. compliance and reporting

A new path for private companies with VIEs

FASB has expanded the election not to consolidate for private companies with variable-interest entities. Users of private company financial statements told FASB that consolidation does not help them analyze financial statements.

FASAB clarifies cleanup cost liabilities guidance

A new interpretation of Federal Financial Accounting Standards is designed to clarify the application of cleanup cost liability standards when multiple component reporting entities are involved.

FASB proposes delays in 3 key effective dates

Private companies and certain other preparers would see delays in effective dates for accounting standards for leases, hedging, and credit losses under a proposal issued by FASB.

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Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.