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  • FASB issues new standard on callable debt May 15, 2017 In March, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an update to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that will shorten the amortization period for premiums paid for callable debt ...
  • How diverse is your company’s board of directors? May 15, 2017 Diversity is a buzzword in strategic management today. In February, the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies recommended that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expand the disclosure rules ...
  • New revenue recognition standard: As the effective date looms, concerns and issues mount May 15, 2017 Are you ready for the new revenue recognition standard to go live? For companies in many industries, implementing this standard is likely to be more time-consuming, complex and costly than ...
  • IRS adds FAQs on FATCA beneficial owner requirements May 5, 2017 The IRS recently added three frequently asked questions to its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance page elaborating on identification requirements for a beneficial owner withholding certificate. Question:  Under what ...
  • OECD issues international VAT/GST guidelines May 5, 2017 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released guidelines on applying Value Added Tax (VAT) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) to international trade transactions. Officially called the “Recommendation of ...
  • China revises transfer pricing rules May 5, 2017 In a long-awaited announcement, China updated its special tax adjustment measures. The Special Tax Investigations, Adjustments and Mutual Agreement Procedures (Announcement 6) integrates elements of the Base Erosion and Profit ...
  • Follow-up on equity crowdfunding: A slow and uneven start April 10, 2017 In May 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began allowing private companies to raise as much as $1 million per year from everyday investors. How? The SEC approved the ...
  • Public companies to provide hyperlinks in exhibits April 10, 2017 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a final rule requiring public companies to include hyperlinks to the exhibits in regulatory filings. Here are the details, including how the ...
  • What’s on (and off) the FASB’s radar? April 10, 2017 The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) isn’t planning to issue any major accounting standards updates in 2017, because it wants companies to focus on implementing the new leasing and revenue ...
  • EU proposes major changes to anti–money laundering rules April 10, 2017 In a significant development, the European Union (EU) plans stricter rules that would enable EU citizens to access registers of beneficial owners of companies and trusts without having to demonstrate ...