Philip Deng to Keynote Nonprofit Seminar

Philip Deng to Keynote Nonprofit Seminar

AAFCPAs is pleased to announce that Philip Deng, recognized for his ability to leverage advanced technology in the nonprofit space, will be keynote speaker at its 2024 Virtual Nonprofit Educational Seminar on April 24th. Deng is a nonprofit veteran and CEO of Grantable, an AI-assisted grant writing solution. Unlocking the Power of AI with Philip […]

Los Angeles and San Francisco City Taxes Due

Los Angeles and San Francisco City Taxes Due

While most taxpayers are focused on federal and state tax obligations, city taxes can often slip under the radar, leading to potential oversights. AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that two California city taxes affecting businesses in Los Angeles and San Francisco are due February 29, 2024. Los Angeles City Tax This is a […]

Guidance for Independent Schools on FASB’s New CECL Model

Guidance for Independent Schools on FASB’s New CECL Model

The long-awaited Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) Standard, Accounting Standards Update 2016-13 – Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326) is effective for nonpublic businesses and not-for-profit entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. This means CECL is in effect during fiscal year 2024 for independent schools with June 30 year ends. AAFCPAs advises that independent […]

IRS Launches ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program

IRS Launches ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program

Last year, the IRS managed fallout resulting from deceptive third-party promoters, known as ERC mills, who used aggressive tactics, such as unsolicited cold calls and emails, to mislead well-intentioned businesses into filing Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims. To assist businesses who were pressured into submitting inappropriate claims, the IRS announced several special initiatives. These initiatives […]

AI Aids Cyber Crime, Elevates Need for Vulnerability Management and Employee Training

AI Aids Cyber Crime, Elevates Need for Vulnerability Management and Employee Training

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that leading U.S. intelligence officials recently presented on the elevated risk of cybercrime, hacking, and money laundering stemming from the rise in artificial intelligence (AI). At the International Conference on Cyber Security at Manhattan’s Fordham University, Rob Joyce, Director of Cybersecurity at the National Security Agency, touched on […]

Lawsuit Returns $1.2M in Community Impact Fees to Cannabis Businesses

Lawsuit Returns $1.2M in Community Impact Fees to Cannabis Businesses

AAFCPAs would like to make Cannabis clients aware that Caroline’s Cannabis recently reached a $1.2 million settlement with the town of Uxbridge, Massachusetts contesting millions of dollars in community impact fees imposed on marijuana businesses. The lawsuit claimed that the town had not provided any documentation justifying a host community agreement (HCA) fee, which is […]

FASB Approves New Guidance on Certain Crypto Assets

FASB Approves New Guidance on Certain Crypto Assets

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that in December 2023, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2023-08, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other – Crypto Assets (Subtopic 350-60): Accounting for and Disclosure of Crypto Assets. Note: the amendments in ASU 2023-08 require that an entity measure “in-scope” crypto assets (as […]

Protect Yourself from AI Voice Scams

Protect Yourself from AI Voice Scams

Voice impersonations of trusted family members, friends, even presidential candidates by artificial intelligence (AI) have been used to conduct fraud, an issue that’s become so widespread that the Federal Trade Commission released a consumer alert on the subject. In this, officials touched on the rise in chatbots, i.e., computer programs that simulate conversations, deepfakes, i.e., […]

Social Equity Program Application Opening February 5th

Social Equity Program Application Opening February 5th

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission announced that it will begin accepting applications for the fourth cohort of its Social Equity Program (SEP) starting Monday, February 5. Applications will be accepted until April 30th, according to its press release. Applicants are eligible for the Social Equity Program (SEP) if they demonstrate they meet at least one […]