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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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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 8 – Special Focus: Construction

As the new standards are being rolled out, the construction industry needs to address these standards as well as the unique accounting issues that the construction contractor faces with preparing their annual financial statements. There are several unique items. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 7 – Recognize Revenue When/As Performance Obligations Are Satisfied

Now that you have identified the contract and the underlying performance obligations, gathered information to assess the transaction price, and allocated the transaction price to the individual performance obligations, in this final step you’ll need to determine when to. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 6 – Allocate Transaction Price to Performance Obligations

Now that the transaction price has been identified under the contract, an analysis should be performed to allocate the transaction price amongst the performance obligations under the contract. These allocations will not always be obvious and will require significant. Read More >>

Getting Ready for the New Revenue Recognition Standards

In one of the most significant changes to U.S. GAAP in years, the new revenue recognition standards go into effect for private companies for years beginning after December 15, 2018. For many, this will require significant effort to evaluate. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 5 – Determine the Transaction Price

In many contracts with customers, the transaction price is fairly obvious; however, oftentimes it is not and requires significant interpretation. For example: Are there variable pricing components under the contract (like rapid payment incentives, quantity purchase discounts, penalties for late. Read More >>