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Eric Owens
Jul 18, 2018


Court Ruling

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1992 precedent prohibiting states from requiring businesses to pay sales tax unless they had a tangible physical presence within the state. That case, Quill v. North Dakota (U.S., No. 91-194, 5/26/1992), was decided long before electronic commerce came into being.

Kerri Padgett
Jul 3, 2018

Preparing for ASU 2016-4

In August 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. This new standard presents a number of areas that nonprofits need to consider for implemnetation. Below is a handy checklist of items needing your attention, and a glossary of terms. 

Review or create policies for: 

Cost allocation methodologies

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