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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 […]

Form 1099-DIV Compliance Reminder & How to Determine Taxable Dividends

Form 1099-DIV Compliance Reminder & How to Determine Taxable Dividends

As the cannabis industry matures in Massachusetts, and investors begin to reap what they sowed, AAFCPAs reminds clients classified as Subchapter C corporations who paid distributions to shareholders in 2019 of their potential Form 1099-DIV compliance filing due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by February 28, 2020 (or March 31, 2020 if e-filing). In […]

Form 8300 Jan 31 Compliance Reminder, Steps to Take when Missing a TIN

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential January 31, 2020 Form 8300 reporting obligation. If you filed a Form 8300 in 2019, you must furnish a written statement to each person whose name was required to be included in the Form 8300 by January 31 (i.e. the year following the transaction). […]

Value-Based and Alternative Payment Methodologies Require a New Approach to Data Analysis, Reporting

Value-Based and Alternative Payment Methodologies Require a New Approach to Data Analysis, Reporting

Since the inception of electronic medical records and practice management systems, healthcare facility finance teams have had an overwhelming amount of data at their disposal that has gone largely underutilized. With the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other alternative payment methodologies (APMs), providers have been asked to become more patient-focused, implementing care management […]

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 […]

Membership Organization Revenue Management and Predictive Analytics

With the onset of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, (ASC Topic 606) membership organizations face a complex accounting exercise when answering: What value are members receiving? The value question proves extremely complex when applying the five-step approach outlined in the new revenue standard—specifically, step […]

IRS Provides Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2020

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced tax year 2020 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2019-44 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2020 adjustments generally are used on tax returns […]

Charter Schools Not Exempt from MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

AAFCPAs would like to make charter school clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave recently issued a policy clarification related to certain excluded employers of the new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. Municipalities, districts, political subdivisions, and other agencies are excluded from PFML law unless they choose to opt-in. […]

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 […]