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Bill to Retroactively Repeal Nonprofit Transportation Fringe Benefit Tax Passed by House Ways and Means Committee

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 3300, officially called the “Economic Mobility Act of 2019” (the “Bill”).  The Bill, among other things, repeals the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits providing employees with qualified transportation fringe benefits. AAFCPAs is also pleased to report that the Bill states this repeal will be retroactive, as if the original provision was never included in the... continue reading

Update Debt Disclosures in Compliance with GASB-88

AAFCPAs would like to remind clients and friends that, in April 2018 the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 88, Certain Disclosures Related to Debt, including Direct Borrowings and Direct Placements. This standard is applicable for entities following governmental accounting standards, including AAFCPAs’ Charter School clients in Massachusetts and New Jersey, as well as other quasi-governmental organizations. The standard is applicable for reporting periods beginning after June 15,... continue reading

AAFCPAs Presents Tax Strategies Post-TCJA at Vistage CEO Group

AAFCPAs’ tax strategists Dave McManus, CPA, CGMA and Joshua England, JD, LLM presented a tax strategizing session on June 17th, for the benefit of the regional Vistage group of CEOs. Dave and Josh shared the firm’s strategic tax insights with a distinguished group of executives, business leaders and CEOs on opportunities and challenges presented by the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Attendees gained insight into creative strategies to keep... continue reading

How the Wayfair Decision Impacts Nonprofits

How the Wayfair Decision Impacts Nonprofits

On June 21, 2018, in a 5 to 4 vote, the United States Supreme Court, in South Dakota v. Wayfair, ruled that states were no longer bound by the physical presence test and could require out of state sellers to collect and remit sales tax based on economic nexus as long as certain criteria were met. AAFCPAs would like to make our nonprofits clients aware that this decision did not just affect for-profit... continue reading

Cannabis Businesses Required to File IRS Form 8300 After Cash Transactions

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential Form 8300 Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business reporting obligation. This filing is required for any business who receives more than $10,000 in cash from one buyer as a result of a single transaction or two or more related transactions. The Form 8300 provides information to the IRS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)... continue reading

AICPA Urges FASB to Delay Effective Date of Lease Standard

ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) took effect for public companies at the beginning of this year and is scheduled to be effective for private companies one year later, at the beginning of 2020. This standard is significant in its impact to virtually all entities that enter into leases of more than twelve months in duration. The study and preparation for successful implementation by the effective date of January 1, 2020 is an... continue reading

AICPA Issues SAS No. 134 to Enhance Communicative Value of Auditors’ Reports

AAFCPAs would like to make our privately-held commercial clients and nonprofits aware that on May 08, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB) issued Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 134, designed to enhance the communicative value of the auditor’s report and align generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) with the standards issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The SAS... continue reading

OSD Provides Guidance for MA UFR Filers on Reimbursement of Nonprofit Transportation Tax

AAFCPAs would like to make clients who file a Massachusetts UFR aware that we sought and received guidance from the Massachusetts Operational Services Division (OSD) regarding how unrelated business income tax (UBIT) associated with the provision of transportation benefits to employees would need to be treated for UFR reporting purposes. In response, OSD clarified that the taxes generated on the “income” (as required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)... continue reading

AAFCPAs Urges Repeal of Nonprofit Transportation Tax

AAFCPAs Urges Repeal of Nonprofit Transportation Tax

AAFCPAs has sent a letter to Congressman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Chair of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, asking him to lend his support to nonprofits by helping to repeal Internal Revenue Code Section 512(a)(7). Section 512(a)(7) of the new tax code requires nonprofits to now pay a burdensome tax on parking and transportation fringe benefits provided to employees. AAFCPAs has followed this legislation closely and witnessed first-hand the monumental... continue reading

AAFCPAs Reminds Those With Foreign Assets of Annual April 15 FBAR Deadline

AAFCPAs reminds our clients who have an annual FBAR filing requirement to be sure to report their foreign assets by the IRS’ April 15, 2019 deadline. Similar to prior years, automatic relief is available. The IRS and US Treasury recently announced that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will now grant filers missing the April 15 deadline an automatic extension until October 15, 2019 to file the FBAR. Specific extension... continue reading