• Forecasting Cash Flow Vital to Surviving the Storm

    Sep 01, 2020
    Cash is king! Without cash, you are done: turn out the lights, lock the doors, and go home. Monitoring cash and modeling future cash flows can provide an early warning regarding the health of your organization, so accurately forecasting your company’s cash flow is a business imperative. Indeed, accurately forecasting cash flow, especially as you continue navigating COVID-19 and its economic impact, is a matter of corporate survival.
  • Week Ending Aug. 28, 2020

    Aug 28, 2020
    In this issue: Pa. Governor's Fall Legislative Priorities; PICPA Provides Testimony to GASB; Pennsylvania Small-Business Tax Relief Legislation; and more.
  • Week Ending July 31, 2020

    Jul 31, 2020
    In this issue: U.S. Sen. Toomey Urged to Support PPP Loan Forgiveness Clarification; Transparency Bill Becomes Law Without Pa. Governor's Signature; PICPA Joins Call for Federal Relief to States and Local Governments; and more.
  • Week Ending July 24, 2020

    Jul 24, 2020
    In this issue: Philadelphia DOR Webinar with the PICPA; Momentum Builds for Pennsylvania COVID-19 Safe Harbor Legislation; Pa. Lawmakers Propose Closing Amazon Sales Tax Loophole; and more.
  • Week Ending July 17, 2020

    Jul 20, 2020
    In this issue: Pa. Lawmakers Approve Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments; PICPA's Unique Opportunity to Connect with Legislators; Bill to Extend Emergency Relief for Local Taxpayers with Pa. Governor; and more.
  • Week Ending July 10, 2020

    Jul 10, 2020
    In this issue: Pennsylvania Occupational Licensure Reforms; PICPA Joins Call for Assistance for Nonprofits; Pa. Supreme Court Hands Wolf Win in Closure Debate; and more.
  • Week Ending June 26, 2020

    Jun 29, 2020
    In this issue: Cutler New Pa. Speaker, House Republicans Elect Leadership Team; Occupational Licensing Reform Legislation Heads to Gov. Wolf; Police Reform Advances in Pennsylvania House and Senate; and more.
  • Cannabis Industry Holds Unique Challenges for CPAs

    Jun 24, 2020
    CPAs are well aware of the typical federal vs. state issues when it comes to taxes and related matters. However, CPAs choosing to work on behalf of those in the cannabis industry need to understand federal vs. state issues on a very different level.
  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting Open Opportunities for CPAs

    Jun 24, 2020
    Corporate social responsibility is a management concept companies use to integrate social and environmental concerns into their business operations – a balance of economic, environmental, and social imperatives. CSR programs can include charitable giving, community development and volunteering, socially and environmentally conscious investing, participating in fair trade, improving labor practices, green supply chains, and reducing carbon footprints. Regulations and pressures from both the public and investors are nudging corporations toward accountability for their impacts on the environment and society.
  • CPAs Have a Critical Role during Times of Change

    Jun 24, 2020
    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and workers are rethinking the way they operate and plan for the future. As we all filter through evolving news updates, businesses are evaluating how to navigate the coming months. Out of necessity, priorities have shifted. One constant persists, though: it is essential for businesses to include their CPAs in planning.
  • SALT Issues to Consider during COVID-19 Crisis

    Jun 24, 2020
    The economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have some economists forecasting that the U.S. economy will not rebound quickly to precrisis levels. The state and local tax implications, both in the current environment and in the long term, will be wide-ranging and require considerable attention.
  • Week Ending June 19, 2020

    Jun 19, 2020
    In this issue: Pennsylvania House Leadership Elections; PICPA, Pa. DOR Team Up for New Webinar; Two Confirmed to Pennsylvania Accountancy Board; and more.
  • Week Ending June 12, 2020

    Jun 12, 2020
    In this issue: PICPA-Backed PPP Loan Forgiveness Bill Approved; Pennsylvania Black Caucus Members Protest Police Brutality; Pa. COVID-19 Grant Program Announced for Small Businesses; and more.
  • Long-Term-Care Planning Adds Protection from Filial Laws

    Jun 10, 2020
    The resurrection of old filial responsibility laws can blindside close family members with a potentially significant financial burden. Filial laws impose a legal responsibility upon family such as a spouse, adult child, or parents for the support of indigent relatives.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan Errors and How to Correct Them

    Jun 10, 2020
    A typical defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), consists of a deferred compensation component, with or without an employer match, and/or a profit-sharing component. Participants in one of these plans elect a percentage or a specific dollar amount to be withheld each pay period. The plan sponsor (the employer) then remits the funds, along with any employer contributions, to the plan’s trust account maintained by a trustee or custodian.
  • Lease Accounting: 842 Wake-Up Call

    Jun 10, 2020
    A decade of effort that began in 2006 has resulted in the issuance of ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The 10-plus years of work may have lulled some to sleep, but it’s time to start paying attention to what’s coming.
  • Not-for-Profit Statements Being Overhauled by ASU 2016-14

    Jun 10, 2020
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board revised the not-for-profit reporting model in its Accounting Standards Update 2016-14, released in August 2016. ASU 2016-14 is effective for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017.
  • When the CPA Pipeline Slows to a Drip, How Do You Get the Flow Going?

    Jun 10, 2020
    One of the top issues facing the accounting profession is talent – the acquisition and retention of those who will grow our future. The good news is enrollments in accounting programs nationwide are at or near all-time highs. Nevertheless, in percentage terms, fewer graduates of accounting programs are proceeding to become CPAs. Our CPA “pipeline” has slowed and needs to be addressed.
  • IRC Section 163(j): Another Cost of Leveraging an Acquisition

    Jun 10, 2020
    Ever since the economic crash of 2008, foreign and domestic corporations have fought hard to get back to the days of steady growth. A lot of corporations have grown organically, but many essentially expanded through acquisition. Without the luxury of having excess cash reserves, these corporations typically opt to leverage their acquisitions by taking on some form of debt.
  • Week Ending June 5, 2020

    Jun 05, 2020
    In this issue: Pennsylvania Primary Races Still in the Balance; Pa. Gov. Wolf Addresses Law Enforcement Reform and Accountability; CPA-PAC Annual Report Available; and more.
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