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IRS Clarifies Deductibility of PPP Loan Expenses, as AICPA Criticizes Forgiveness Questionnaire

Published December 21, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have issued guidance to clear up the tax treatment of expenses when a loan from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program hasn’t been forgiven by the end of the year, while groups including the American Institute of CPAs are complaining about a new, lengthy questionnaire from the SBA for forgiveness of loans of $2 million or more.  The IRS and the ...

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Like-kind Exchange Rules Define Real Property, Incidental Personal Property

Published December 21, 2020

The IRS has issued final regulations that define what property qualifies for Sec. 1031 like-kind exchange treatment (T.D. 9935). The new rules are necessary because the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97, removed personal property from qualifying for the deferred tax treatment for like-kind exchanges. T.D. 9935 finalizes proposed regulations (REG-117589-18) issued in June.  The IRS received 21 comments on the ...

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Showcase These 5 Essential Skills to Show You're a Standout Remote Worker

Published November 23, 2020

Showing you have the essential skills needed to be an effective communicator in different areas can help you land the job you’ve been eyeing—especially if it’s a remote position. Your workplace communications dictate how successful you are on the job—and they also affect your productivity. In fact, the 2019 Workplace Productivity and Communications Technology Report found that nearly 15% of employees’ total ...

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Legalization: What's Ahead with Cannabis Accounting

Published November 23, 2020

Ballot initiatives relating to cannabis will be voted on in five states — Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota — this November. Topics being considered are presented in Marijuana on the ballot.  If you are a CPA working with clients in the cannabis industry, or if you think you might in the future, you’ll want a firm grasp of the issues regarding cannabis accounting.  Cannabis? Marijuana?

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Testing FASB's Goodwill Impairment Model Through a Pandemic

Published November 23, 2020

Many have started to question the goodwill impairment model under FASB ASC 350-20 and whether it paints the most accurate financial picture in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In September, the Private Company Council, the American Institute of CPAs’ Technical Issues Committee and Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council raised issues with the Financial Accounting Standards Board related to the current goodwill impairment model and ...

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