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FASB Issues Standards for Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Liabilities

AAFCPAs wants to alert you to this change from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  In their effort to provide users of financial statements with more useful information on the recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of financial instruments, on January 5, 2016 the FASB issued a new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments, Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition And Measurement Of Financial Assets And Financial Liabilities. The standard affects... continue reading

2016 Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS has issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015 19 cents per mile driven for... continue reading

New IRS Employer Reporting Requirements Under ACA

AAFCPAs reminds clients that, pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the employer information reporting provision for offers of minimum essential coverage, which applies only to applicable large employers, is now in effect. Do you qualify as an ALE? An applicable large employer (ALE) is, for a particular calendar year, any single employer, or group of employers treated as an Aggregated ALE Group, that employed an average of at least... continue reading

CFOs Embrace the Cloud for Scalability, Reliability, and Independence

CFOs are more commonly migrating services to the Cloud in order to unlock benefits that can help them free up resources and achieve a new level of scalability. They and their management teams are capturing greater reliability, cost-effectiveness, and security through the right Cloud services. The Cloud used to fall mainly under the jurisdiction of IT departments. However, as CFOs participate more and more in the technology shift across the... 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

EOHHS 3.75% Payment Contracts: AAFCPAs advises on where and how to record quarterly payments

Human & social services providers who do not yet have a regulation establishing a rate of payment for certain social services programs are now beginning to receive their expected quarterly payments from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) for programs affected by Chapter 257. Where and how do providers record payment? Purchase of Service (POS) Providers currently doing business with EOHHS should have received a letter regarding... continue reading

3.75% Payment Contract for Human & Social Services Providers Affected by Chapter 257

For human & social services providers who do not yet have a regulation establishing a rate of payment for certain social services programs, AAFCPAs reminds you that you will begin receiving quarterly payments on or around August 15, 2015 provided that you have timely executed a 3.75% Payment Contract with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) for receipt of these payments. Should you expect a payment? Schedule... continue reading

Navigating Charity Evaluators

How nonprofits can positively impact their rating Communication and transparency are paramount for companies looking to win over advocates in the information age, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. Just as Yelp transformed business reviews and TripAdvisor changed the way the world chooses vacation destinations, evaluation tools are impacting donor perception of charities. The space is led by Charity Navigator, but competing tools such as Charity Watch and GiveWell... continue reading

Proposed Nonprofit Financial Statement Format Changes

On April 22, 2015, the FASB issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) entitled Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) and Health Care Entities (Topic 954): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities.  The proposed ASU is intended to improve the financial reporting of not-for-profit entities (NFPs) and to provide more useful information to the donors, creditors, grantors and others that use these financial statements. The proposed ASU is applicable to all... 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