Nonprofit Accounting Basics

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Is Your Data Protected for Phishing Attack?

No matter what kind of organization you run, if you use the internet, you are at risk of a cyberattack.

Does Your Organization Own Collections?

To align its definition of “collections” with that used by the American Alliance of Museums, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 

Lease Means More: The Impact of ASC 842, Part One

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Upda

Changes to Fair Value Disclosure requirements - What You Need to Know

The FASB’s new guidance in ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement, impacts the fair value d

IRS Announces Important Filing Changes for Nonprofits with Group Tax Exemptions

As part of a broader shift in reducing its administrative burdens, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will no longer send "central" organizations that hold group tax exemptions a yearly roster of e

Accounting Standards Updates (ASU) 2018 Effective Date Reminder

This Effective Date Reminder lists only those pronouncements issued as of November 1, 2018, which became effective on or after January 1, 2018 for most entities or have not yet become effective for

New Revenue Recognition Standard Will Impact Nonprofit Financial Statements

During 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).

New Requirements for Renewal of Exemption Status in Washington, DC

Organizations exempt from income and franchise, sales and use and/or personal property taxes in the District of Columbia are subject to a new requirement to renew tax exemptions every five years.

IRS Releases Guidance on Taxable Parking Expenses and Provides Relief for Some Organizations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in 2017 (the Act) contains a provision making qualified transportation fringes (QTFs) nondeductible to taxpayers (IRC Section 274(a)(4)).

Foreign Filings

Exempt organizations (EOs) may be required to provide information on its activities conducted outside the United States on a number of information forms, including Form 990.  These reporting r