Accounting Compliance and Reporting (US)

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.

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.

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.”

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In focus: Payroll

Providing payroll services that comply with ever-changing regulations and meet evolving employee and employer demands is no easy task. Paychex's Tom Hammond discusses common payroll considerations for CPA firms.