New Accounting Alternatives for Not-for-Profits

Nonprofits: New accounting alternatives for reporting goodwill and other intangibles Did you know that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently extended the simplified private-company accounting alternatives to not-for-profit organizations? Many merging nonprofits, including educational institutions and hospitals, welcome these practical expedients. Here are the details. Alternative for goodwill The first method allows for the…

Unemployment Tax Costs of Your Business

Understanding and controlling unemployment tax costs As an employer, you must pay federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on amounts up to $7,000 paid to each employee as wages during the calendar year. The rate of tax imposed is 6% but can be reduced by a credit (described below). Most employers end up paying an effective FUTA…