Employer-Provided Disaster Relief & COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are looking for tax-advantaged ways to help their employees with additional expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic. Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code provides the answer. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared COVID-19 a national disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Nonprofit & Government

What is different is nonprofit leaders’ approach to their administration and missions. Boots on the ground organizations have invested in brand perception positioning as well as administrative tools, intended to enhance their reputations and reduce overhead costs. For example, nonprofits are going paperless and equipping field representatives with tablets to communicate and report more easily.[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2018: Not-for-Profit & Government

The 2018 Arizona CFO Spotlight Survey attracted respondents from a number of industries in Phoenix and Tucson. We will highlight the not-for-profit & government segment here in terms of growth, risk factors, strengths and trends. A variety of community outreach, research, academic, associations and charitable organizations responded to the CFO Spotlight Survey for the third[ … ]

The Accountant and Child Care Advocacy: Part One

Photo courtesy: http://usa.childcareaware.org/about/2017-child-care-aware-of-america-policy-summit/ You may be wondering how you landed on an article written by a CPA that is not related to a technical issue? Allow me to explain. Recently, my wife and I received an opportunity to attend the Child Care Aware® of America’s 2017 Family Advocacy Summit. This 3 part series will take[ … ]

Uniform Guidance Handouts

Organizations, including not-for-profit entities, receiving federal awards are subject to the new Uniform Guidance. The Uniform Guidance was effective for fiscal years beginning after 12/26/14 and supersedes guidance from previous OMB circulars. Most organizations will be impacted by these changes during their 2015 or 2016 fiscal year. Changes include increasing the threshold for requiring single[ … ]