Accounting and Financial Reporting

FASB proposes expedient for private company franchisors

FASB issued a proposal that would provide a practical expedient for private company franchisors in how they analyze certain activities when determining their performance obligations in a franchise agreement under the board’s new revenue recognition standard.

Treasury report on CECL standard is inconclusive

The coronavirus pandemic and current market conditions prevent a definitive assessment of the impact of the FASB’s new standard on accounting for credit losses, according to a new report released by Treasury.

How lenders should account for forgivable PPP loans

The forgivable portion of a Paycheck Protection Program loan should be accounted for by the lender as an interest-bearing loan until payment for that loan is received from the SBA, according to new Technical Question and Answer Guidance issued by the AICPA.

Answers to 4 common accounting and auditing questions

New FASB rules have led to a host of new accounting and auditing questions for financial statement preparers and auditors. Some of the most frequently asked questions were answered at the AICPA’s ENGAGE 2020 virtual conference.

AICPA issues nonauthoritative guidance on auditing digital assets

Accounting firms should consider many factors when considering whether to accept auditing engagements that involve digital assets such as cryptoassets. Nonauthoritative guidance published by the AICPA helps firms evaluate whether such engagements are worth the risks.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.

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