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Guidance on New Lease Accounting Standard

In 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) to increase transparency and comparability of lease transactions.   AAFCPAs has summarized some of the most significant changes resulting from the new ASU for your convenience: AAFCPAs has provided a detailed Whitepaper providing guidance on the FASB’s new Lease standard so clients may proactively […]

OSD Clarifies UFR Reporting of COVID-Related Funds

AAFCPAs recently received clarification for UFR filers related to reporting of certain COVID-related funding. (As a reminder, due to COVID-19, the Operational Service Division (OSD) granted a 30-day extension to the Uniform Financial Report (UFR) FY2021 filing deadline, now due December 15th. UFR filers are not required to file a request for this extension.) AAFCPAs […]

MA Nonprofit Annual Report Due by Nov 1

AAFCPAs reminds clients that every nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must file a nonprofit Annual Report with the Corporations Division on or before November 1st of each year. Failure to file can lead to a loss of “good standing” as a corporation in Massachusetts. Learn more here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpweb/cornp/npfrm.htm

AAFCPAs’ 2021 Nonprofit Educational Seminar

AAFCPAs’ 2021 Nonprofit Educational Seminar

AAFCPAs is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 12th Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28. As a client and/or friend of AAFCPAs, your registration will be complimentary. We are excited this year to announce we will be hosting this popular event virtually! AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar is considered by […]

Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning

AAFCPAs would like to make education clients aware that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have assessed that malicious cyber actors are targeting kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational institutions, leading to ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and […]

Chapter 257 Salary Report Due by January 15, 2021

Updated 10.21.20: The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has extended the deadline for the Chapter 257 Salary Report for FY 2019 – FY 2021. Please note that the Salary Report submission date is now January 15, 2021 to coincide with the submission of the FY2020 UFRs. This report is required by Chapter […]

Massachusetts DESE Issues New Guidance on Approval of Annual Financial Statement Audit

AAFCPAs would like to make our Massachusetts education clients aware that in July 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) issued the final version of their audit guide to be used for fiscal year 2020 financial statement audits. The only change from the prior version related to Section 201: Administering the Audit, […]

Overcome Cyber Security Challenges of a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT specialists may be supporting students and faculty for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of students and faculty falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs […]

Cancelled Fundraising Events, Written Notice Requirements

On March 10, 2020 MA Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in response to the spread of the Coronavirus. The Governor’s administration offered guidance to the public to limit or eliminate attendance at large gatherings. As a result, several of AAFCPAs’ nonprofit clients have made the difficult decision […]

Viewpoint: Nonprofits should stay vocal about transportation 'tax'

Viewpoint: Nonprofits should stay vocal about transportation 'tax'

Boston Business Journal | “Organizations are tax-exempt for a reason: to optimize their abilities to benefit society,” says Carla McCall, CPA, CGMA, AAFCPAs’ Co-Managing Partner. In this op-ed, Carla urges nonprofits to participate in the survey to show Congress how detrimental the original provision in the TCJA was to their mission.