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3 Technologies Transforming Accounting, Finance and Tax
The data is clear: when considering technology within an organization, the question is no longer whether to invest — it's how. According to KPMG’s 2018 U.S. CEO Outlook, CEOs are thinking a lot...
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How Workplace Trends Are Affecting Small Businesses
It's widely known that finding top-tier talent is a challenge many small CPA firms and other small businesses face. On the most recent episode of The Small Biz Brunch, a podcast from AICPA's...
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What You Need to Know About the New Hedging Guidance
The new hedge accounting guidance, which is effective in the first quarter of 2019 for calendar-year PBEs, changes the way entities account for and present their hedging relationships to better...
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Understanding the Purpose Requirement in Section 1031 Related-party Transactions
Section 1031 transactions can vary greatly in their complexity. Basic 1031 transactions may require very little mental horsepower to conduct, but certain transactions can be extremely tricky. Both...
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Challenges Related to the New Leases Standard
Management should focus on making sure the entity has controls in place to appropriately account for leases under the new leases standard. This will require companies to design different policies,...
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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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