U.S. compliance and reporting

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.

FASB considering goodwill accounting changes

FASB issued an Invitation to Comment on whether the board should make changes to the accounting for certain identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination and subsequent accounting for goodwill.

Q&A discusses ‘direct care’ expenses for collections

A Technical Question and Answer issued by the AICPA discusses the characteristics of expenses that would be considered “direct care of existing collections” under a new FASB standard that updates the definition of “collections.”

Lease accounting: A private company perspective

As they implement FASB’s new lease accounting rules, private companies and not-for-profits may be surprised by the complexity of the transition and the effects on the financial statements.

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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, the higher standard deduction, and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.