We want to make our Dealings readers aware of two significant accounting standards changes that will potentially impact most businesses in the next year or two. In this article, we are providing an overview of each of these changes; but as you can imagine, a deeper dive will be required by companies that are ultimately impacted.
For many nonprofits, the affordable housing world seems like an ideal way to create a big impact. Nonprofits can advance their missions by connecting the populations they serve to stable housing and all of the socio-economic benefits that come with that stability. At the same time, an effective affordable housing program generates income and fees that can help nonprofits defer program costs and support their bottom lines. It seems like an obvious win-win.
New Jersey legislators recently amended the Gross Income Tax Act by adding a new surtax on carried interest earned in the state. This amendment under Assembly Bill 3088 aims to reclassify hedge fund and private equity fund allocations from being entitled to preferential rates to being taxed as ordinary earned income. This could lead to significantly higher income tax for investment managers whose income meets the statutory criteria.
Potentially pervasive changes are coming to lease accounting. Under the provisions of GASB Statement No. 87, nearly every lease will be considered a capital lease. While local governments and school districts would most likely be lessees in these kinds of transactions, some might also be involved in transactions where they are the lessor of these assets.
Tax-exempt organizations — other than charitable organizations exempt under Code Sec. 501(c)(3) and political organizations exempt under Code Sec. 527 — will soon be able to stop reporting the names and addresses of contributors on Schedule B when filing their information returns for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2018.
As part of its simplification initiative, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or Board) recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-07—Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting.
Families with children who have unearned or investment income (typically, interest and dividends) above a certain amount have long been familiar with the ”kiddie tax.” The kiddie tax rules were enacted in 1986 to prevent parents from shifting income to their children, who were generally in lower income tax brackets.
After a flurry of activity in the New Jersey legislature, Governor Phil Murphy signed a series of tax bills that will have an immediate and significant impact on taxpayers in New Jersey. The new tax laws are intended to increase revenue, make sweeping changes to the Corporate Business Tax (CBT), and increase the highest rate for individual gross income tax purposes. A bill which will impose sales tax on remote sellers has been passed and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. Also, a new Tax Amnesty Program, which has been signed into law, will be offered this year.
If you’re a baby boomer and it seems that your co-workers are getting younger and younger, you’re not imagining things – they are. In most cases, it’s not by design or coincidence, but the result of demographics. Demographically-speaking, baby boomers are those individuals born between 1946 and 1964. As a result, the majority of these workers began reaching retirement age within the last decade and will continue to leave the workforce in large numbers over the coming decade.
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