Accrual-Basis Accounting and Cutoffs

As year end approaches, it’s a good idea for calendar-year entities to review the guidelines for recognizing revenue and expenses. There are specific rules regarding accounting cutoffs under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Strict observance of these rules is generally the safest game plan. The Basics Companies that follow GAAP must use the accrual […]

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2020-2021 Online Tax Planning Guide

Although you can’t avoid taxes, you can take steps to minimize them. This requires proactive tax planning — estimating your tax liability, looking for ways to reduce it and taking timely action. To help you identify strategies that might work for you in 2020, check out our Online Tax Planning Guide. It features some of […]

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Finding Relief: Tax Strategies to Generate Cash Flow

During these challenging times, companies must have access to cash to help offset unforeseen costs, whether for buying personal protective equipment (PPE) for on-site employees or investing in the technology needed to keep a remote workforce safely and efficiently connected. The tax function can be instrumental to identify and execute cash flow opportunities and to […]

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IRS Releases Additional Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness

The IRS has released new guidance on various aspects of PPP loan forgiveness. Below are summaries of the key provisions. Revenue Procedure 2020-51 provides a safe harbor for certain Paycheck Protection Program loan participants, whose loan forgiveness has been partially or fully denied, or who decide to forego requesting loan forgiveness, to claim a deduction […]

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Preparing for the Possibility of a Remote Audit

The coming audit season might be much different than seasons of yore. As many companies continue to operate remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, audit procedures are being adjusted accordingly. Here’s what might change as auditors work on your company’s 2020 year-end financial statements. Eye on Technology Fortunately, when the pandemic hit, many accounting firms already […]

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PPP Loans of $2 Million or More Will be Audited

Earlier in the year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced in an updated FAQ on the program that it will be auditing all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $2 million or more. Borrowers whose loans meet this threshold amount might receive a Loan Necessity Questionnaire from their lender soon after they apply for loan forgiveness. Even though the […]

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