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The MA Attorney General Launches Online Payment System (ePay) to Accept Fees from Charities

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (AGO), Division of Public Charities office has announced the launch of its statewide, online payment system to accept annual filing fees from registered charities.  Any public charity that is registered with the AGO and has an Attorney General Number may now use the ePay site to remit their filing fee for Annual Filings. The online system will accept payment via electronic fund transfer... continue reading

AAFCPAs highlights key items new to Head Start eligibility standards

In March, 2015, the Office of Head Start, an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, issued updated performance standards for Head Start programs.  AAFCPAs reminds our clients that the updated standards will be utilized in Head Start monitoring visits beginning October 1, 2015. AAFCPAs offers the following summary for your convenience to highlight key items new to Head Start eligibility... continue reading

UFR Reporting Guidance for Child Care Contractors With EEC Infant/Toddler Contracts

As a reminder, effective July 1, 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) unblended the Infant/Toddler contract rates.  In recent guidance issued by the EEC, the previously combined programs must now be reported separately on the Uniform Financial Report (UFR).  For example, child care contractors who receive EEC funding and have a fiscal year-end of December 31st should file a combined infant/toddler UFR program for the first... continue reading

AAF Announces New Partner

The partners of Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C., are pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Kelleher, CPA, as a partner of the firm. David joined AAF in 1997. A cum laude graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. David has extensive experience working with commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations. He provides audit and tax services for partnerships... continue reading