Abstract: The FASB has issued the first major changes to the accounting standards for nonprofits’ financial statement presentation in more than two decades. ASU No. 2016-14, Not-for Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, is intended to provide improved net asset classification requirements and information about nonprofits’ resources (and changes in those resources) to donors, grantors, creditors and other users of their financial statements. This article explains how the guidance changes classification of net assets and information presented about an organization’s liquidity, financial performance and cash flows.
Each year the Department of the Treasury issues General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year Revenue Proposal. The Fiscal Revenue Proposal for 2017 was released in February of 2016.
The proposal would permit only those pre-tax dollars in a non-deductible IRA account to be converted to a Roth IRA. Thus, after-tax amounts held in a traditional IRA could not be converted to a Roth IRA. The Proposal would apply to conversions occurring after December 31, 2016.
The IRS has warned taxpayers about a summertime increase in telephone scams, in the form of automated calls and new tactics from scammers demanding tax payments on iTunes and other gift cards. These fake calls generally claim to be the last warning before legal action is taken, the IRS explained. Scammers may threaten to arrest, deport or revoke the driver’s license of the victim if they do not agree to pay.
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On December 18, 2015, the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which extended or made permanent more than 50 individual and business tax incentives. This letter provides highlights of the most popular individual and business tax incentives of the Act.
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