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If You Think What You Do On Your Work Computer Is Private, Think Again
It's possible you could be kissing that bonus goodbye. Just as your digital imprint can snarl up your job hunt, what you do at work can impact your professional persona. Most employees know they...
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The Potential of Blockchain: What Accounting Execs Need to Know
In its 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, Gartner estimates it will take five to 10 years before there's mainstream adoption of blockchain. However, major players in the financial services...
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New Relief for Drought-Stricken Farmers, Ranchers: IRS
Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may get extra time to replace the livestock and defer tax on gains from the sales, according to the Internal Revenue...
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IRS Pushes Back Major W-4 Changes Until 2020
The Treasury Department said the Internal Revenue Service would push back implementation of a redesigned Form W-4 to tax year 2020, allowing the agency to keep working on a new approach to the...
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IRS Updates Per Diem Rates for Business Travel Expenses
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual notice describing the daily rates that taxpayers can use for lodging, meals and incidental expenses when traveling for business.  Notice...
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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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