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IRS Issues Transitional Guidance on Meals & Entertainment Deductions

As we noted in our March Tax Reform Series #5 Advisor, the TCJA amendment caused significant confusion regarding the deductibility of meals that occurred before, after or during entertainment. IRS Notice 2018-76 was issued to provide transitional guidance that. Read More >>

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2018 Year End Tax Planning for Business and Individuals

This year was big. The barrage of tax changes and updates were so far-reaching, that every individual and business has been touched by it in some way. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changing the playing field. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 13 – Footnote Disclosures

The finale of our series. At the beginning of this series, we mentioned that revenue is the single largest line item in most companies’ financial statements, and yet when you look at footnote disclosures, you will see that in. Read More >>

ERISA Compliance Year-End Checklist

Preparing a year-end checklist for your qualified retirement plan is a good way to help ensure your plan remains compliant with ERISA regulations throughout the year. A checklist can also serve as a valuable reminder of upcoming deadlines for. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 12 – Special Focus: Nonprofit

The good news for nonprofits is that contribution revenue was determined by the accounting standard setters to be “out of scope” for these new standards. Accordingly, no assessment of contribution revenues is required; however, these organizations don’t just get. Read More >>

2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

November 5, 2018 Tax Advisor

On Friday, the IRS announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), which impact retirement plans for more than 67 million Americans. In addition, the Social Security Administration announced the 2019 social security wage base will be $132,900, which reflects a 3.5% increase from 2018. Most. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 11 – Special Focus: Service

The Service Industry can be complicated in terms of revenue recognition. In professional services, contracts (whether express or implied) may provide that contractors can bill by the hour or by the project, and terms may allow for progress billing. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 10 – Special Focus: Distribution

Companies that focus their efforts strictly in distribution may not think there is much change that could be required to their methods of revenue recognition. After all, they just take someone else’s product and ship it to their own. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 9 – Special Focus: Manufacturing

Sales in a manufacturing environment can take a wide variety of directions that would result in significantly different revenue recognition timing on a company’s financial statements. If your operation makes a very simple product that is sold on a. Read More >>

Ohnuma Boosts BMF’s International Tax Services

We are pleased to announce the addition of Goshi Ohnuma, CPA, to our International Tax Services group. Goshi Ohnuma, CPA, brings more than 25 years of experience working within complex global manufacturing environments and public accounting and has spent. Read More >>