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Governmental: What We Have Seen – Elizabeth Thyer, Partner, CPA

+ Governmental entities are implementing Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions, (GASB 75) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. This statement supersedes GASB 45 and portions of others. The revised requirements provided in GASB 75 establish new financial reporting requirements for local...

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Non-qualified Patronage Received from Regional Cooperatives

We are seeing more use of non-qualified patronage from the regional cooperatives. Treatment of these allocations varies from client to client, firm to firm, etc. Even our decision may change as we see the regional indicate or demonstrate they intend to revolve the non-qualified patronage. For example, CoBank specifically indicates they have no intention of...

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Debt Issuance Costs

On April 7th, 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) unveiled new accounting standards updates. One notable update is the modification to debt issuance costs. This new accounting treatment, as part of the Board’s Simplification Initiative, is aimed at reducing costs and complexities and improving the usefulness of information provided to financial statement users. This...

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