Category Archives: COVID-19

As we enter the final stretch of 2020, not-for-profits are grappling with two new contribution standards. The first standard is ASU No. 2018-08, Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. While this standard was issued in 2018, many not-for-profits are still implementing its guidance related to distinguishing contributions from exchange […]

Companies institute elaborate controls to prevent or detect fraud. We as public accountants devote a significant amount of effort on our audits toward preventing or detecting material fraud. For all that we do as a profession, the risk of fraud, and its potentially large impact, never go away. While we haven’t experienced another Enron or […]

As entities with June 30, 2020 year-end reporting dates prepare their financial statements for the first time post the COVID-19 pandemic, they will need to address the many potential financial reporting issues which have arisen as a result of the economic fallout of COVID-19. The financial reporting implications of actions which entities have taken in […]

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 […]