RADNOR, PA. JUNE 24, 2020 Surgent CPE Awards Susan Smith the 2019 James L. McCoy Discussion Leader of the Year. Surgent is a leader in the field of continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs and other financial professionals. Surgent’s Discussion Leaders lead live CPE courses, ensuring that course attendees take away the critical educational points […]

The AICPA issued a Technical Q&A (Section 3200) in coordination with the Chief Accountant of the SEC on the treatment of forgivable loans received under the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program. The treatment of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans has caused confusion in both the for-profit community and nonprofit community. The FASB is […]

Over the past few months, the entire world has dealt with the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While potentially of a secondary concern, the aftermath of COVID-19 has also had a significant impact on the accounting and financial reporting functions of virtually all entities, for-profit and not-for-profit alike. Further, these continuing impacts of the coronavirus […]

By now, we have all heard the SBA has released the forgiveness application for those in receipt of PPP money. It’s SBA Form 3508. Along with the rules issued by the SBA on May 22, 2020, it contains some surprises. For instance, would you think businesses could pay employee bonuses with PPP money? Take off […]

The FASB has tentatively approved an optional one-year implementation deferral for ASC 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers. ASC 606 requires a detailed review of existing and pending contracts with customers and follows a 5-step process to determine the timing and recognition of revenue related to such contracts. Non-public and not-for-profit entities that have […]

As we are all aware, those currently receiving unemployment compensation are collecting an additional $600 weekly in benefits on top of their state’s weekly amount. These additional payments emanate from the COVID-19 pandemic relief legislation and will continue until July 31st. As a result, many recipients are collecting substantially more in unemployment benefits than wages if […]

It seems IRS has been issuing guidance of late at a rapid pace. The PPP loan program has attracted inordinate media attention. The goal of keeping American payrolls up and running has now been funded with two-thirds of a trillion dollars. Much has been written about viable, solvent, and even deep-pocketed entities collecting PPP dough […]

With the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted into law, Treasury is issuing clarifying guidance at a fast and furious pace. Many practitioners are aware that the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, with a few exceptions, eliminated the option for beneficiaries to stretch distributions over their life expectancies […]

There are many implications of the current COVID-19 pandemic. First and foremost is the consideration of the health and well-being of those impacted by the pandemic, including those who have contracted the disease, people caring for those who have contracted the disease and the healthcare providers and personnel in related fields who are treating these […]

Perhaps no single topic has dominated the tax news of late more than the government’s extensive efforts to provide relief to small businesses devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides up to 349 billion dollars to small businesses (with up to 500 employees) to primarily pay up to eight weeks of […]