Audit & Accounting Update: February 22, 2018

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Accounting

FASB addresses AOCI reclassification related to tax reform
The FASB will allow a one-time reclassification from AOCI to retained earnings for stranded tax effects as a result of the TCJA.

Simplifying the test for goodwill impairment
Our white paper provides information about the provisions of ASU 2017-04 as well as effective date and transition information.

Clarifications to land easements application guidance
A recent ASU addresses the application of ASC 842 to land easements, and permits a transition practical expedient.

Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Not-for-Profit Update: January/February 2018

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest insights for not-for-profit organizations. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Nonprofit tax reform resource center
The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has produced widespread tax law changes for exempt organizations. Learn more about the latest updates in our resource center.

IT risk management for nonprofits: Securing your technology and data
Nonprofit organizations must understand how to implement strategies to protect technology and information assets.

IRS offers guidance on certain distribution from donor advised funds
The Treasury Department and the IRS are considering developing proposed regulations under section 4967 of the IRC.

What your nonprofit board members need to know about Form 990
A two-part white paper series to help board members develop a better understanding of why the IRS asks for the information contained in the Form 990.

The top 5 things nonprofits should expect from an outsourcing provider
Nonprofits need outsourcing providers who can not only help build a strategy for the future and help implement that strategy, but who can adjust and grow as your mission expands.

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Tax Update: February 2018

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit; and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest federal, state, and international tax news. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

TAX REFORM

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Corporate tax considerations
Listen to our recorded webcast on the impact on corporate entities.

What does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act mean for pass-through entities?
Join RSM on Feb. 14 as our presenters review key provisions of the Act and their potential impact on pass-through entities.

TRENDING IN TAX

Business planning: Why conduct a multiyear strategic financial plan
Learn how a comprehensive business plan helps company leaders define long-term objectives and the steps to take to achieve them.

Foreign indirect tax resource center
Managing indirect tax for electronically supplied services.

Meals and entertainment expenses after tax reform
Employers must change their systems and processes for the new rules.

Top 6 considerations for successful employee repatriation
Successfully repatriating employees needs thorough planning to ensure ongoing satisfaction for organizations as well as their expatriates.

New pass-through rules cut taxes for entrepreneurs large and small
Thousands of small and middle market businesses may see unexpectedly large tax cuts as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

 

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Employee Benefits Update February/March 2018

This issue’s topics include:

Identity theft threat puts plan participants and sponsors at risk

News of commercial database hackings involving millions of people’s personal information seems commonplace. While many of these stories focus on bank and credit card accounts, many plan sponsors and participants don’t realize that 401(k) plan assets may be at risk — which can be a problem not only for participants, but sponsors as well. While no sponsor wants to see participants sustain financial hits, this article covers when, depending on how a cybertheft unfolds, sponsors could be left holding the bag. A sidebar offers tips for avoiding being a victim of fraud.

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Fiduciary rule’s tortured path to implementation

What this means for plan sponsors
Controversy, complicated legal wrangling and legislative maneuvering have been swirling around the Department of Labor’s “fiduciary rule” governing financial advice given to retirement plan participants. Delays, modifications, phased effective dates, and the involvement of the Securities and Exchange Commission have left confusion and headaches in their wake. This article briefly reviews what plan sponsors need to know.

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Tax cut law a mixed bag for retirement plan sponsors

Despite early indications that Congress was prepared to do much more, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that was passed in December largely left retirement plans unscathed, save for changes pertaining to plan loans and IRA conversions. This article reviews areas that are affected, as well as what could be ahead.

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2017 vs. 2018 retirement plan limits

This chart contains updated retirement plan limits for 2018.

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Compliance alert

This feature lists a few key tax reporting deadlines for February through April.

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Audit & Accounting Update: February 8, 2018

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Accounting

FASB Q&A documents address certain issues related to the TCJA
The FASB Staff recently issued Q&As to address certain issues related to accounting for the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Proposed reclassification of certain tax effects from AOCI
A recent proposed ASU addresses the reclassification of stranded tax effects within AOCI to retained earnings.

FASB issues proposed amendments to ASC 842
The FASB recently proposed amendments to address certain difficulties encountered in implementing ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842).

Update to our debt and equity guide related to down round features
We have updated our guide, Accounting for debt and equity instruments in financing transactions, to reflect ASU 2017-11.

Revenue recognition considerations for member-owned private clubs
Our white paper discusses topics member-owned private clubs should consider when applying the new revenue recognition guidance.

SEC

SAB 74 disclosures for new standard on lease accounting
Registrants are reminded to provide disclosure about progress toward implementation of ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842).

Requirements for disclosure of tax-related non-GAAP measures
Registrants are reminded that disclosure of tax-related non-GAAP financial measures must comply with the SEC’s requirements.

Webcast

2018’s impact on your corporation
February 14

Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Tax Update: January 2018

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit; and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest federal, state, and international tax news. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

TAX REFORM

Tax reform: Key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Listen to our recorded webcast for highlights on tax reform.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Corporate tax considerations
New corporate tax rules provide benefits, take away significant deductions and generally adds complexity to the corporate tax system.

TRENDING IN TAX

Indiana-based online participant revenue properly sourced out of state
State erred by sourcing an online university’s revenue based on market sourcing rather than the location of its income-producing activities.

Key tax issues for real estate investors under new tax legislation
For real estate investors and businesses, the final tax reform bill makes several significant changes compared to prior law.

OEMs and suppliers may have unknown state tax exposure
Auto manufacturers and their suppliers may be unaware of state and local tax exposures created by their business activities.

DowDuPont receives IRS approval on spin-off issue
Analysis of shareholders’ ownership overlap with “net decrease” methodology avoids gain under section 355(e) for three spin-offs.

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Audit & Accounting Update: January 18, 2018

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Noncontrolling interests in business combinations
Our whitepaper discusses estimating the fair value of a noncontrolling interest recognized in a business combination.

Tax law revises the treatment of employee benefits
Our article provides a high-level overview of fringe benefits affected by the recent tax law and related consequences.

Net capital treatment: Deferred taxes for aspect of ASC 606 adoption
The SEC has addressed the net capital treatment of deferred taxes related to certain capitalized costs under ASC 606 and ASC 340.

Revenue recognition for government contractors
January 23

Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Audit & Accounting Update: December 14, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Lease accounting: 5 critical factors for successful implementation
Our article highlights five critical factors to consider when adopting the new lease accounting guidance in ASC 842.

Changes to revenue recognition in the health care industry
Our white paper discusses how health care entities may be affected by the new revenue recognition guidance in ASC 606.

Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Tax Update: December 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit; and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest federal, state, and international tax news. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

TAX REFORM

Tax Reform update
Visit our resource center to get the latest updates on tax reform.

How pass-through tax reform proposals differ in House and Senate
House and Senate proposals to reduce taxes on pass-through income differ dramatically. Here are some illustrations.

TRENDING IN TAX

Considering global expansion? It helps to have the right partner
Global expansion can be the right answer for many companies looking to grow. (Video).

Reimagine your corporate tax function
This e-book explores the resource management challenges facing tax directors and how to establish a successful co-sourcing approach.

Economic sales and use tax nexus laws
Economic sales and use tax nexus laws are gaining momentum as states make a direct challenge to traditional physical presence standards.

Dutch propose sweeping business tax changes
The Dutch government has proposed reducing its corporate and withholding taxes along with other significant changes.

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Audit & Accounting Update: November 30, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Questions regarding the definition of a PBE
The AICPA recently issued answers to questions regarding matters related to the definition of a public business entity.

Revenue recognition: Industry insights
To assist in the ASC 606 implementation process, we have provided industry-specific white papers and webcasts.

Revenue recognition: Key considerations for the manufacturing industry
Those in the manufacturing industry are invited to join us for our Nov. 29 webcast on revenue recognition matters.

Revenue recognition: Key considerations for the technology industry
Those in the technology industry are invited to join us for our Nov. 30 webcast on revenue recognition matters.

Revenue recognition: Key considerations for the consumer products industry
Those in the consumer products industry are invited to join us for our Dec. 5 webcast on revenue recognition matters.

Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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