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No Delay in Lease Accounting Standard Effective Date
FASB will not be providing a last-minute reprieve on its lease accounting standard effective date, despite the concerns of financial statement preparers about the difficulty of implementing the new...
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Common Depreciation Missteps and Misconceptions: Demolition of Structures
In most cases, the demolition of a structure to facilitate construction of a new building increases the land value. Not only does the cost of demolition increase the value of the land, but also the...
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IRS Points to New Limits on Like-kind Exchanges
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers Monday about a change under the new tax law that limits like-kind exchanges to exchanges of real estate and similar property. Under last...
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4 Steps to Prepare for the Future of Accounting
Time is running out to start getting ready for the technology-transformed, new-world accounting profession that is evolving at an increasing pace. What changes are coming? What steps should be taken...
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AICPA Drafts Guidance on Inventory Valuation
The American Institute of CPAs' Financial Reporting Executive Committee has posted an early working draft of guidance on inventory valuation guidance, with a goal of eventually publishing a broader...
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NSAC Publications

NSAC provides a variety of training sessions, publications, and research tools to enhance the professional competence of its members and improve the level of service they can offer cooperatives.

  • The Cooperative Accountant is a quarterly technical journal featuring timely and useful information on cooperative tax, accounting, finance, and economic issues.

  • Financial Reporting by Cooperatives explains and offers examples of financial statement entries unique to cooperatives.

  • The Electronic Tax Library provides easy access to a searchable data base of IRS administrative rules and rulings and court cases concerning tax treatment of cooperatives. Available in the Members section of this website.

  • Welcome to Cooperatives is a basic explanation of how cooperatives are organized and operated, including equity management and tax treatment. It is must reading for new employees without a background in cooperation.

  • Membership Handbook provides an overview of the many publications, benefits, programs and structure of NSAC. This guide includes information on how to order extra items and how to find out more about all benefits available to members.
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