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Why Nonprofits are Outsourcing Accounting

Skilled accounting and finance talent is scarce and in high demand, especially for nonprofits who often struggle with expectations to keep “overhead” low.  These labor challenges are national and expected to intensify over time. Knowledge-intensive industries like financial and business services are expected to continue to be hit hard by the talent crunch. Nonprofits also […]

Nonprofit Organizations Now Eligible for the Main Street Lending Program

AAFCPAs would like to make nonprofit clients aware that the Federal Reserve announced changes to its Main Street Lending Program to “provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations.” Which Nonprofits Are Eligible? The Main Street Lending Program is now open to tax-exempt organizations established under […]

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 […]

Unemployment Relief for Self-Insured Nonprofits as part of CARES Act

Update June 8th, 2020: Unemployment Insurance: 120-Day Deadline Extension for Nonprofits AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of a provision in Section 2103 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which provides emergency unemployment relief for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. Emergency Unemployment Relief (Section 2103): The Act provides for additional […]

Will Paycheck Protection Program Loans Be Subject to Uniform Guidance for Nonprofit Organizations?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes many provisions that are applicable to nonprofit organizations.  One of the provisions is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans which provides 100% Federally guaranteed loans to covered entities who meet certain criteria. A consideration for nonprofit organizations is whether the loans will be subject […]

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 […]

MA Form 3ABC due by 3/1 to avoid local property taxes

The Massachusetts “Return of Property Held for Charitable Purposes” (Form 3ABC) provides for an exemption from local taxation on personal and real property for eligible charitable organizations. As a reminder, in order to be exempt, you must file an annual Form 3ABC, due at the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1, in each city or town […]

House Passes Agreement to Repeal Tax on Nonprofit Parking, Transportation Fringe Benefits

House Passes Agreement to Repeal Tax on Nonprofit Parking, Transportation Fringe Benefits

AAFCPAs is excited to share with our nonprofit clients and their dedicated employees, on December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed an agreement (cited as the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, originally introduced in June 2019), which includes much welcomed provisions to repeal the tax on nonprofit transportation fringe benefits […]

Accounting Considerations for Nonprofits with Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Accounting Considerations for Nonprofits with Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

It has been reported recently that charitable giving had its largest decline since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, citing circumstances such as 2018 tax law changes as one reason for the decline. In a blog published in August 2019, AAFCPAs Wealth Management outlined charitable giving strategies donors should consider in order to maintain charitable goals while […]

New Revenue Recognition Accounting for Nonprofits: Contribution or Exchange Transaction?

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a final Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-For-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. This ASU clarifies and reduces the current diversity in practice in accounting for grants and contributions, particularly for grants and […]