How the Mail Backlog at the IRS May Impact Your Tax-Exempt Organization

Posted By Christina Bell, CPA The IRS has an enormous backlog of unprocessed mail, which includes paper returns and extensions, due to the closing of its processing centers for several weeks during the pandemic and then re-opening them with limited staff. This backlog of unprocessed mail has caused many Organizations to receive erroneous computer generated tax notices from the IRS … Continued

How to Utilize P-EBT Cards to Help the Nonprofit Community

Posted By Christina Bell, CPA This week I received a letter in the mail stating my family was automatically enrolled to receive benefits under Delaware’s Pandemic Electronic Transfer (P-EBT) program. Delaware’s P-EBT Program provides food assistance to families with children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures or reduced in-person attendance as a result … Continued

Charity Navigator: Encompass Rating System

Posted By Christina Bell, CPA Regardless of the individual mission, every nonprofit share a common goal: to raise awareness and funding to propel its mission forward. And, when prospective donors are determining what charity is most deserving of their various resources, there is perhaps no better asset than Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most-utilized independent nonprofit evaluator, … Continued

FASB Votes to Postpone Revenue Recognition & Leases Standards

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA On May 20, 2020, FASB voted to extend by one year the effective date of its revenue recognition standard (FASB ASC Topic 606, Revenue From Contracts With Customers) to all nonpublic entities that have not yet issued their financial statements. “They [private companies] may not have the technology or resources to effectively implement the … Continued

How Does ASU 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) Impact Nonprofits?

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) – An Overview for Not-for-Profit Organizations Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) was issued in June 2016 and becomes effective for nonprofit entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within fiscal … Continued

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ASU 2016-14 – Presentation of Operating Cash Flows

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on not-for-profit financial statements. ASU 2016-14 is effective for not-for-profit organizations with annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 (calendar year 2018 or fiscal year 2019). ASU 2016-14 focuses … Continued

ASU 2016-14 – Liquidity and Availability of Resources

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on nonprofit financial statements. ASU 2016-14 is effective for nonprofit organizations with annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 (calendar year 2018 or fiscal year 2019). ASU 2016-14 focuses … Continued

ASU 2016-14 – Investment Return

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on not-for-profit financial statements.