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  • Disclosing Government Assistance May 7, 2019 Amazon pulls the plug In February, Amazon pulled the plug on a $2.5 billion project to open a second headquarters in Queens, New York, that would have created an estimated 50,000 ...
  • Boardroom Diversity – Trends May 7, 2019 For companies of all sizes and industry groups, diversity is a hot topic today. Many corporate directors want to increase board diversity to capture its strategic benefits. Here are key ...
  • Lease Standards for 2020 May 7, 2019 Private businesses: Who’s ready for the new lease standard? Many private companies are still unaware of the balance sheet effects of new lease accounting rules, including lease capitalization requirements, that go ...
  • Defining ‘Financial Interest’ and other FBAR Rulings April 22, 2019 Court defines “financial interest” and makes other FBAR rulings In U.S. v. Horowitz, a district court ruled on various issues regarding the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Its ...
  • How to determine foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) April 22, 2019 Deep dive on proposed regs for how to determine FDII In March, the IRS issued proposed regulations that cover determining the amount of the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and ...
  • Proposed Regulations on the foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) April 22, 2019 An overview of the proposed regs on the FDII and GILTI deduction In March, the IRS issued proposed regulations that cover determining the amount of the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income ...
  • ‘Materiality’ – International vs. U.S. Standards April 9, 2019 Close-up on materiality The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has been discussing options to amend its definition of the term “materiality.” In May, ...
  • Say-on-pay rule actually works? April 9, 2019 Say-on-pay rule: Study shows shareholder votes may not matter How does your company’s executive compensation plan measure up? A recent study found that CEO compensation at large public companies has continued ...
  • Segment Reporting Alternatives April 9, 2019 Exploring segment reporting alternatives In February, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) discussed its ongoing project to improve how companies provide information around business segments. It doesn’t appear that a proposal ...
  • 401(k) plan expense categories April 2, 2019 A closer look at 401(k) plan expense categories Keeping a sharp eye on your 401(k) plan’s expenses — a fundamental duty of fiduciaries — can require the use of a magnifying ...