There has-been increased attention given to Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) reporting by standard-setters, elected officials, and government accountants over the past few years.
“I welcome change, as long as nothing is altered or different.”
Every weekend I count on throwing away, recycling, or donating at least 10 items in my house.
If you ask management and board members of nonprofit organizations to identify the issues keeping them up at night, an IRS audit/examination probably isn’t on their top ten list.
In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2015-03, Interest: Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs as part of their initiative to reduce complexity in the accounting standards.
The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law on December 13, 2016, allows qualifying small employers, including qualifying nonprofit employers, to maintain health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for the purpose of reimbursing employees the cost of insurance premiums purchased on their own.
The IRS states that if an organization normally has gross receipts of $50,000 or less, it may submit the Form 990-N.
Once a year, a group of awkward auditors sets up camp in your conference room, robbing you and your coworkers of your usual lunch spot to create what looks more like an obstacle course than an office space with our tapestry of wires and clunky equipment.
In February of this year the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, a 485 page document that made significant changes to how leases will be accounted for by both lessees and lessors.
A study performed by Jeffrey J. Burks and reported in “Accounting Errors in Nonprofit Organizations” Accounting Horizons 2015, analyzed 5,511 audited financial statements from 2006 to 2010, obtained from Guidestar.org, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, and discovered an error rate 60% higher than that of publicly traded companies. Burks discovered that the error rate was negatively correlated with the size of the nonprofit’s audit firm.