The pandemic and subsequent months of economic uncertainty have proven that change is the one constant business leaders must accept and continually prepare for, not only to survive, but also to thrive over the long term. While changes may involve modifications to specific segments of a business, such as narrowing or expanding geographic distribution, products […]
Posted on September 20, 2022
Under recent guidance issued by the IRS, retirement plans, including 401(k)s, certain 403(b) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs), have additional time to adopt required amendments incorporating new legislation introduced in 2019 and 2020. The new deadline for non-governmental calendar-year plans to adopt these amendments has been postponed from December 31, 2022, to December 31, […]
In this episode Director of Assurance and Advisory Services Hector Aguililla describes quality of earnings reports and why they are so valuable to buyers and sellers in M&A transactions.
The thought of an IRS audit can strike fear and loathing in any law-abiding U.S. taxpayer. As the recipient of an examination notice from the IRS, it is the taxpayer who shoulders the responsibility to prove that previously filed tax returns were both complete and accurate. This burden of proof does not lie with the […]
The July 31 deadline for businesses to file annual employee benefit plan returns (or request a two and a half month filing extension) is right around the corner. While all employers offering defined contribution plans will find a few changes to the information reporting requirements found on IRS Form 5500, those with 100 or more […]
Posted on June 02, 2022
In this episode Director of Consulting Services Steve Nouss explains the various types of SOC reports. Companies that have their processes reviewed under SOC standards give peace of mind to vendors and customers.
Posted on March 09, 2021
Consumers’ passions to live more socially conscious, environmentally responsible lives has seeped deeper into the corporate world, where companies are now expected to address their impact on these societal issues with the same level of enthusiasm as its customers and investors. It is consequently no surprise that more than 90 percent of U.S. companies traded […]
As businesses and nonprofits close their books for 2020, those that received SBA-backed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans must now consider how they will account for those funds on their end-of-year financial statements. Absent specific reporting requirements from the SBA or the IRS, borrowers can instead rely on technical guidance issued by organizations that include […]
The Consolidations Appropriations Act of 2021, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, provides 401(k) sponsors with welcome relief from partial plan terminations that may have otherwise occurred in the wake of COVID-19-related workforce reductions. Background Under longstanding IRS rules, businesses that lay off 20 percent or more of employees covered by a defined-contribution plan in a […]
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued ASU 2019-10, extending the deadline for privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations to comply with new accounting standards for recognizing leases and credit losses. Both standards were introduced in 2016 in an effort to improve financial reporting transparency and to provide readers of financial statements with a […]