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  • IRS Finalizes Regs that Close Corporate Inversion Loopholes August 22, 2018 The IRS has issued final regs aimed at curbing inversion tactics that corporations use to avoid U.S. income taxes. Basically, corporate inversions (also called “expatriation transactions”) generally involve a U.S. corporation ...
  • FASB Simplifies Accounting Rules for Stock Compensation August 9, 2018 The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has expanded the scope of its stock compensation guidance to include share-based payments to nonemployees for goods and services. The amendment to U.S. Generally ...
  • SEC Proposes Changes to the Whistleblower Program August 8, 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is proposing amendments to its guidelines for reviewing whistleblower claims and handing out awards to people who report wrongdoing. Here’s an overview of the ...
  • Identifying Cyber-Risks in an Audit August 8, 2018 As the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks have increased, data security should be a critical part of the audit risk assessment. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) made cyber-security ...
  • Do You Know What to Do With an SOC Report? July 12, 2018 Service organization control (SOC) reports come in several varieties. They generally pertain to service organizations, like retirement plan recordkeepers or third party administrators (TPAs). The American Institute of Certified Public ...
  • Charging Plan Expenses to Participants Correctly July 12, 2018 Shaving a few basis points off plan participants’ annual returns on their retirement plan accounts can put a significant dent in their asset accumulations by the time they’re ready to ...
  • Keep Your Eye on the Ball July 12, 2018 Plan forfeitures must match plan document It’s a routine matter for employees to forfeit retirement plan benefits. Even so, plan sponsors can’t afford to become blasé about it; ERISA demands more ...
  • New Rules Affect Disability Benefit Claim Denials in Retirement Plans July 12, 2018 Does your retirement plan (or other ERISA-regulated benefit, including nonqualified “top hat” plans) contain a disability benefit? If so, do you know about the new DOL rules that took effect ...
  • COMPLIANCE ALERT July 12, 2018 Upcoming compliance deadlines: 9/17*   Extended deadline for corporate tax returns 9/17*   Extended deadline for partnership tax returns 9/30** Summary Annual Report (SAR) due for Form 5500 that was due July 31, unless extension ...
  • IRS Plans Another Delay for Foreign Currency Regs July 3, 2018 In guidance, the IRS has announced that it intends to amend regulations on income and currency gains or losses by a qualified business unit (QBU) with a functional currency that differs ...