COVID-19

Tips for lease accounting amid financial uncertainty

Many private companies and not-for-profits are adopting new lease accounting standards, and public companies that have adopted the guidance are applying it amid a pandemic-fueled surge in lease renegotiations.

4 reopening mistakes employers must avoid

As firm leaders prepare for a post-pandemic work world, they should take care to plot a path that steers clear of potential pitfalls — four of which are explored in this article.

Financial fears spike for young adults amid pandemic

More than half of Americans said their financial situation caused them stress during the pandemic, according to an AICPA survey. Younger Americans were particularly affected, with three-quarters of 18- to 24-year-olds reporting financial anxiety.

2021 child tax credit, EITC, and premium tax credit limits updated

The IRS issued guidance on the amount of and limitations on the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and premium tax credit available for taxpayers for the 2021 tax year as a result of changes to those provisions enacted by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2.

Expenses paid with 2020 PPP loans can be deducted on 2021 tax returns

The IRS issued guidance on a safe harbor permitting qualifying taxpayers who have PPP loans, who did not deduct expenses related to those loans paid or incurred in 2020 on their 2020 returns, to deduct the expenses on their returns for the immediately subsequent tax year, instead of on an amended return or administrative adjustment request for the 2020 tax year.

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Scorecard preparation templates and tips

With Workiva, we've created a PowerPoint deck that helps you create your own scorecards -- quick reference reports used across organizations to update stakeholders on the performance of defined deliverables.

100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.