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Operating vs. Finance Leases: The Impact of the New Standard
The clock is ticking on the countdown to the implementation of the new lease accounting standard for private companies. According to reports from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S....
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Accounting for Embedded Leases
FASB’s new lease accounting standard is having a significant effect on a broad range of balance sheets for all types of entities, with some companies reporting financial obligations of billions of...
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Unclaimed Property Audit Fallacies and Myths
Despite the strong economy and their fuller coffers, states across the nation continue to take an aggressive approach in administering their unclaimed property statutes. Illinois, for example, has...
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IRS Finalizes Rules for 100% Depreciation Deduction
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department released the final regulations for the new 100 percent additional first year depreciation deduction included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs...
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IRS Updates Per Diem Rates for Lodging and Meal Expenses When Traveling
The Internal Revenue Service issued new per diem rates for business travelers to use for lodging, meals and incidental expenses, effective Oct. 1, 2019. Notice 2019-55 provides the annual update to...
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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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