Quiz: How well do you know the risk assessment standard?

The risk assessment standard provides a baseline for the successful planning and conducting of an audit. Take this quiz to find out how well you understand the basics of risk assessment.

Supreme Court holds North Carolina cannot tax trust

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision holding that North Carolina’s attempt to tax a trust based solely on the residence of a beneficiary violates the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.

SEC addresses auditor independence and the Loan Provision

The SEC adopted amendments designed to help identify when an auditor’s lending relationship with an audit client is a threat to the auditor’s objectivity and impartiality.

Audit evidence standard would be updated under proposal

The ASB issued a proposal that would update its audit evidence standard to address issues such as emerging technologies and the application of professional skepticism.

Quiz: Can you spot the usage and word errors?

This quiz gives you practice in identifying errors in standard grammar and usage with screenshots of material posted online. In the answers, we’ve used terms that you might not have heard beyond English grammar and composition classes.

Virtual currency not FBAR reportable (at least for now)

The AICPA Virtual Currency Task Force reached out to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help practitioners answer the question of whether virtual currency (or cryptocurrency) must be reported on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

Convergence with international standards sought for SSARSs

A proposal issued by the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee would promote convergence with international standards for review services.

W-2 methods proposed for Sec. 199A(g) deduction by agricultural co-ops

The IRS issued methods for calculating W-2 wages for the Sec. 199A(g) deduction for agricultural and horticultural cooperatives, similar to the former Sec. 199 domestic production activities deduction.

New GASB guide addresses fiduciary activities

GASB issued a new implementation guide that includes questions and answers related to recently released GASB standards on accounting and financial reporting for fiduciary activities.

Final HRA rules permit integration with individual health insurance

The IRS issued final regulations on health reimbursement arrangements, which may be offered to individuals as individual coverage HRAs and integrated into health insurance plans.