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Accounting seeks to accurately describe the true economics of companies and their transactions. Since accuracy competes with achieving broad application, the degree of accuracy is not perfect. To manage gaps between the accounting story and the economic story, we use mechanisms such as EBITDA to better understand the economic story and make better decisions.

Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 274(a)(4), no deduction is allowed for an expense of a qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) provided to an employee of a taxpayer. IRC Section 512(a)(7) provides that a tax-exempt organization’s unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) is increased by the amount of the QTFB expense that would be non-deductible under IRC Section 274.

In our continuing efforts to cover tax matters of interest to businesses with global relationships, the following articles are presented in the March 2019 edition of International Tax Insights.

In a perfect world, we would not have to concern ourselves that our IT infrastructure and devices are not self-secured and impervious. Unfortunately, even the latest equipment and programs can eventually succumb to infiltration by bad actors.

As many colleges, universities and their related foundations gear up to implement Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14 – Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, one thing has become clear: liquidity is now a significant new disclosure which deserves important consideration.