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Could a legal structure common to credit unions and rural utilities revitalize blockchain and help realize the web3 vision of a new digital world?Turbulence in the crypto and blockchain markets over the past year has shed light on a question that has received increasing attention: how web3 companies share ownership in digital networks, including through tokens. As the industry wrestles with this question, builders and investors should consider ...Read More
Patronage or Non-patronage? The Internal Revenue Service provides guidance on the determination of patronage for two rural telephone cooperatives.
During the first half of 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) released two private letter rulings (“PLRs” or a “PLR”) that addressed unique situations impacting rural telephone cooperatives. In the first PLR, the Service concluded that a portion of a gain realized by a consolidated corporate subsidiary of the cooperative could be excluded from consolidated gross income if properly allocated to ...Read More
Originally published in The Cooperative Accountant, Winter 2021 Issue What is “upskilling”? Merriam-Webster (n.d.) defines “upskill” as a verb: transitive: to provide (someone, such as an employee) with more advanced skills through additional education and training intransitive: to acquire more advanced skills through additional education and ...Read More
Originally published in The Cooperative Accountant, Winter 2021 Issue IRS Releases Revised Hobby Loss Audit Technique Guide To assist agents in the field, the IRS has developed a series of publications which it calls audit technique guides (“ATGs”). According to the IRS website: “ATGs explain industry-specific examination techniques and include common, as well as, unique industry issues, business practices and ...Read More
Originally published in The Cooperative Accountant, Winter 2021 Issue FASB PROPOSES IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIR VALUE GUIDANCE FOR EQUITY SECURITIES On September 15, 2021, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that would improve financial reporting for investors and other financial statement users by increasing comparability of financial information across reporting ...Read More