Category Archives: Industry News

Last year, the IRS announced new Schedules K-2 and K-3 for the 2021 tax year. These schedules were introduced to standardize the reporting of international tax items that were previously reported on Schedule K-1. The IRS published updated instructions for Forms 1065, 1120-S and 8865 on Jan. 18, 2022, stating that entities with no foreign […]

Is the Build Back Better Act (BBB) going on a diet? President Biden’s $2.2 trillion spending proposal is showing signs that it’s too big to squeeze through the doors of the U.S. Senate, but advocates believe that losing a few pounds – er, dollars – is just what it needs to win final approval. The […]

Surgent CPE ASC 842 Tips

On Nov. 10, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) considered a request for a further two-year delay in the effective date of ASC Topic 842, Leases, for entities which have not yet adopted the new standard. The board voted 7-0 to not provide an additional deferral of ASC 842’s effective date. With this decision, the […]

Surgent CPE blog

Well, the Dems intend to partially fund the upcoming legislation with a wealth tax on roughly 750 Americans. The plan, released this morning, calls for the tax to apply to gains every year, instead of only at sale, to a taxpayer with $1B in assets or a taxpayer who earned $100M in income for three […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]