SAS No. 134 – Your Audit Report is Changing

Posted By Christina Bell, CPA In May 2019, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) issued Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 134, Auditor Reporting and Amendments, including Amendments Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements. The standard’s original effective date was for reporting periods ending on or after December 15, 2020. … Continued

Capitalization Policy for Nonprofits

Posted By: Amanda Cox Nonprofit organizations have two options when purchasing assets with a useful life of greater than one year: expense or capitalize. Assets which are capitalized are referred to as fixed assets and represent tangible property and equipment with a useful life of more than a year (except collection items and assets held for investment purposes) that meet … Continued

New Presentation and Disclosure Requirements for Gift-In-Kind (ASU 2020-07)

Posted By: Casey Hagy, CPA In September 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-07: Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. The purpose of this ASU is to increase the transparency of contributed nonfinancial assets through enhancements to presentation and disclosure. This ASU applies to all nonprofits that receive contributed nonfinancial … 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

IRS Repeals “Parking Lot Tax” on Nonprofit Employers

Posted by Jonathan D. Moll, CPA When the IRS signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law in December 2017, there were certain provisions directly affecting nonprofit organizations. The most widely debated topic of that act affecting the Nonprofit industry was, without doubt, the assessment of unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on certain transportation fringe benefits that nonprofits … Continued

Tax Exempt & Government Entities Fiscal Year 2020 Compliance Program

Posted by Robert E. Mattern, CPA In October of 2019 the IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE) division issued its Fiscal Year 2020 Program Letter. The Program Letter discusses the TE/GE’s priorities and key areas of focus for the upcoming year. It is also meant to aid in TE/GE’s mission of providing their customers (you!) top quality service by … Continued

Nonprofit Financial Reporting

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.