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 […]

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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 […]

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The past year has provided numerous examples of CPAs providing critical assistance to their clients, both from an attest and non-attest perspective.  From assisting with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications to helping with new accounting standard assessment and even staff augmentation services, CPAs have repeatedly gone above and beyond for their clients. However, when […]

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If you will be preparing 2020 partnership returns, we have the course for you. By now, you have probably heard partnerships filing Form 1065 for tax year 2020 are to calculate partner capital accounts using the transactional approach for the tax basis method. Partnerships report partner contributions and share of net income or loss, withdrawals […]

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As our entire team is working feverishly to monitor the latest news coming out of Washington, we will have a webinar on the new stimulus package within hours of its release. As the domino effect of COVID raced through every sector of our lives, small businesses took the biggest hit. Temporary closings have become routine. […]

Accountants and financial professionals are oftentimes called upon to advise businesses on major decisions. The valuation process of a business is a critical tool that can reveal how economic trends affect businesses and uncover areas of growth and/or vulnerability. Our introductory course, Basics of the Valuation of a Closely Held Business (BVA4), provides the perfect platform […]

On December 1st, KnowFully Learning Group announced the acquisition of The Income Tax School, Inc. (“ITS”), a top-rated provider of training programs, continuing education courses, and certificate programs for individuals seeking to start or accelerate careers in tax preparation. Founded in 1985, KnowFully is committed to supporting its customers as they prepare for exams, take […]

The IRS has recently issued guidance in Revenue Ruling 2020-27 and Revenue Procedure 2020-51 regarding deductions for eligible PPP expenses. Audit ramifications are obviously of concern here. In our new webinar, PPP Loan Forgiveness Case Study: Form 3508S Analyzed and Explained (PPP8), our proven experts will explore the various Form 3508 series options available to request and […]

Are your receivables light this year? Have you been working inordinate hours during this new normal without seeing the expected profits? We understand. This course is for you. Its utility is twofold. Simply put, our panel of experts will focus on 2020 planning. The initial offering of Year-End Tax Update and Planning: Looking Back at […]

Right now, not-for-profits (NFPs) are considering the role of ASU No. 2018-08 (ASU 2018-08), Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, in the accounting for PPP loans. For example, NFP X received a PPP loan during 2020 and incurred and documented qualifying expenses in conformity with the PPP forgiveness provisions. At […]