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On June 16, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13—the final credit loss standard—and added ASC Topic 326, Financial Instruments–Credit Losses, to US GAAP. Read our Alert for details.

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(Run time: 60:00) Using data analytics can help you identify and seal off profit leaks, which on average cost companies 5 to 10 percent of their profit. View this webcast to identify some of the high-risk areas for leaks, what factors contribute to leaks, and how data analytic...

Report
In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, which provides new guidelines that change the accounting for leasing arrangements.

Article
What was the automotive and dealer industry talking about at the NADA Convention? Discussions spanned buying, selling, and finding talent to manage and build dealerships in a complex environment.

Article
Colleges and universities have until year-end 2016 to bring health plans for students who are also employees into compliance with the Affordable Care Act. This Insight covers the details.

Article
New and some existing 501(c)4 social welfare organizations can no longer self-declare exempt status using Form 990. An initial notification, user fee, and supporting information are now required.

Article
President Obama’s 2017 federal budget proposal would impact provisions relevant to tax-exempt entities. We look at its effect on the charitable contribution deduction, scholarship awards, and more.

Article
Fidelity Charitable and other organizations make it possible for donors to use bitcoins as charitable contributions. This Insight looks at tax provisions and why donors may want to use bitcoins.

Article
Want a more efficiently run business with greater potential profit margins? Consider a cost accounting analysis to determine the actual cost of producing or procuring a product.

Article
Large capital projects can be beneficial to an entire tribe, especially if completed on time and within budget. A midpoint or close-out construction audit can help tribes protect their investment from risk and potentially find substantial savings.

Article
Organizations that receive federal funds must follow new processes for procurement under the uniform guidance. In this Insight, we cover the five procurement methods as well as best practices for implementing the guidance.

Article
Few business transactions are as complex as those involving auto dealerships. In this Insight, we examine a few of the unexpected but common pain points buyers and sellers encounter during the process.

Article
Project planning can be overwhelming, especially for a health care business that doesn’t specialize in construction management. In addition to setting up certain controls within the contract, an outside cost audit can help mitigate financial risk.

Alert
North Carolina tax legislation imposed a new filing requirement related to sales and apportionment data on certain C and S corporations. This one-page form is due April 15, 2016, with no extensions and a $5,000 late-filing penalty.

Article
In this first quarter 2016 update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead.

Article
The process tribes use to determine values for some investments is changing due to the GASB’s Statement No. 72, which provides guidance on fair value measurement and reporting for state, local, and tribal governments. It’s effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2015.

Article
Proposed Oregon Initiative Petition 28 would impose an unlimited gross receipts tax on C corporations with Oregon sales of more than $25 million. If passed, this tax would have significant ramifications for businesses and residents in Oregon.

Alert
The FASB’s ASU 2016—02 Leases (Topic 842) will require substantially all leases to be recognized by lessees on the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability, including today’s operating leases, among other changes.

Article
Deficiencies can bring the audit or compliance process to a standstill and create tension among management, the audit committee, and external stakeholders. Fortunately, many of the most common deficiencies—we’ve identified 10—can be avoided.

Alert
New FASB guidance enhances the reporting model for financial instruments in hopes of making information more useful to financial statement users. FASB reporters should evaluate the potential impact and potential benefits of early adoption.

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