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An outside financial audit may seem like an extravagance to not-for-profits working to contain costs and focus on their mission. But undergoing regular audits allows your organization to identify risks early and act quickly to prevent problems. Independent audits also provide valuable reassurance to donors. Fortunately, you can reduce the cost of external audits with good preparation.…
Married couples often wonder whether they should file joint or separate tax returns. The answer depends on your individual tax situation. It generally depends on which filing status results in the lowest tax. But keep in mind that, if you and your spouse file a joint return, each of you is “jointly and severally” liable for the tax on your combined income. And you’re both equally liable for any additional tax the IRS assesses, plus…
As part of their Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed interpretive guidance to eliminate some disclosures in Regulation S-K and to amend other requirements to better focus on material information in Item 303, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis.” More specifically, the SEC’s proposal would eliminate duplicative disclosures and modernize “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations” (known as MD&A) to benefit investors and to simplify compliance for…
https://youtu.be/IT4r-JM4gVk Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here with Frank Landreneau, Director and one of the faces of the International Tax team. Frank, welcome back to the Playbook. Frank: Thanks, Russ. Thanks for having me; always a pleasure. Russ: You bet. Next time you’re on I am going to count to see how many times have you been on, because I’m sure it’s…
A key fiduciary duty of your not-for-profit’s board of directors is to oversee and monitor the organization’s financial health. Some financial red flags and warning signs, such as the loss of a major funder, may jump out immediately. But other red flags can be more subtle. Here are some of them.…
On Monday, February 10, 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a Proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) – “Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958).” The update aims to improve transparency of contributed nonfinancial assets — or more commonly referred to as in-kind donations — for not-for-profits by enhancing presentation and disclosure. According to the draft of the Proposed ASU for Topic 958, the provisions would require a not-for-profit to: “Present contributed nonfinancial assets as a separate…
https://youtu.be/mev5u7bL7nY Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here once again with Kristin Ryan, Audit Senior Manager and one of the faces of the PKF Texas employee benefit plan team. Kristin, great to see you again. Kristin: Thank you. Russ: Last time you were on we got into the SECURE Act and the impact on defined contribution plans, which was fascinating. I like doing…
There was a full house for our first employee benefit plan seminar of the year, “Engaging and Communicating with Your Employees,” on Thursday, February 6, 2020, featuring speaker, Monirah Bacnik, founder and CEO of brand28. Employee engagement is a universal topic companies and organizations want to address and improve, and Bacnik delivered an energetic and colorful presentation. Bacnik focused on introducing and providing examples of effective communication strategies to engage a multi-generational workforce. She…
The deductibility of most charitable gifts hasn’t changed since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but some recordkeeping requirements have. Helping your donors who itemize deductions understand the rules and benefits of their gifts can strengthen your not-for-profit’s ties with them — and may help increase contributions.…
On January 30, 2020, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, released a public statement, “Proposed Amendments to Modernize and Enhance Financial Disclosures; Other Ongoing Disclosure Modernization Initiatives; Impact of the Coronavirus; Environmental and Climate-Related Disclosure.” Clayton’s statement discusses these four topics:…