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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to The Affordable Care Act

AAFCPAs would like to make our clients aware that we are closely monitoring the case of Texas v. U.S., which is challenging the constitutionality of the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lower court has found the ACA’s minimum essential coverage provision to be unconstitutional. In that finding, the court raises the question […]

Tax Relief for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Participants

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service announced it is providing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) participants temporary relief from key program requirements. The relief is detailed in Notice 2020-53 released on July 1st, 2020. This guidance relaxes certain LIHTC requirements under Section 42 of […]

eBook: Best Practices for Reducing IT & Cyber Risks

Cyber threats are continuously evolving, with new structures and schemes emerging daily. This everchanging landscape of both cyber security and its infiltrators makes it difficult for individuals and corporations alike to know how to protect their Personally Identifiable Information (PII), client records, proprietary information, and other sensitive data.

Stock Market Volatility Complicates Investment Advice

Stock Market Volatility Complicates Investment Advice

It’s been a worrying few months financially since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March – and that’s for those who’ve kept their job or their business in operation. A recession began in February and worsened quickly when businesses were forced to close in an effort to curtail the spread of the virus and sent the […]

Carla McCall of AAFCPAs Elected to AICPA Board of Directors

Carla McCall of AAFCPAs Elected to AICPA Board of Directors

AAFCPAs is excited to share that Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA has been officially elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for a three-year volunteer term beginning in May 2020 and ending in 2023. She joins a distinguished executive committee of the AICPA […]

Guidance for Businesses Navigating the Financial Crisis

As you may be aware, the Senate and House have both passed an extension to the deadline for businesses to apply for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program. The measure will now go to the President for his signature. Still, much uncertainty remains, including the promise of another federal aid […]

The Current Economy Presents Opportunities in Estate Planning

The Current Economy Presents Opportunities in Estate Planning

The current economic environment presents opportunities for high-net-worth individuals to maximize the benefits of estate planning to leverage tax exemptions and insulate your assets. Why is now a good time for estate planning? As you may know, there is both a Massachusetts and federal estate tax. The federal tax is a 40% tax on the […]

Five Internal Control Modifications Needed in Response to the ‘New Normal’

Some organizations’ internal control frameworks and operational processes did not skip a beat when faced with the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Especially those who had already implemented cloud-based systems and remote-enabled processes. Others were forced to “change the tire while driving.” During this pandemic, organizations have been challenged by processes executed with fewer people and […]

Guidance on the SBA’s New Applications for PPP Loan Forgiveness

On June 16th the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a series of new applications and instructions for the forgiveness calculation for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The application has been broken down into two documents: application and instructions. A new, simpler EZ form with corresponding instructions has also been introduced. AAFCPAs has provided for […]

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way. In this 11-minute webcast, AAFCPAs’ Charter School Practice Leaders John Buckley, CPA, CGMA and Nichole Reilly, CPA, MBA share insights and best practice recommendations for Charter School clients about overcoming internal control and segregation of duties challenges for a remote business office. AAFCPAs […]