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Shifting Lanes: How Updated Lease Accounting Standards Are Affecting Dealerships

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Most auto dealers participate in leasing in some way, whether they are leasing a building or equipment, operating as a lease here – pay here (LHPH), or are lessors of real estate. That means nearly all auto dealers will be impacted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) update to the accounting standard for leases under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The updated standard, which will take effect for private companies for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2019, will affect both lessors and lessees in different ways.
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Hogan and Royster to Discuss Tax Law and the Wayfair Impact at McLeod Software’s 2018 User Conference

Posted 5:10 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Troy Hogan and Stephen Royster, members of the firms Transportation Services Group, will present at McLeod Software’s 2018 User Conference. Taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Birmingham, AL, the conference will bring together over 1,000 transportation industry professionals to learn about new tools to improve efficiency, discuss timely topics in the transportation industry, and network with peers.
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Dissecting the New Revenue Recognition Guidance: Step 5 of the Five-Step Framework

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Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as amended, creates a five-step framework for entities to determine when and how much revenue should be recognized. The first article in the ‘Dissecting the New Revenue Recognition Guidance’ series discussed step 1: identifying the contract(s) with a customer. The second article in the series explained step 2: identifying performance obligations in the contract. The third article discussed step 3: determining the transaction price. The fourth article discussed step 4: allocating the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract. This article focuses on step 5: recognizing revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies performance obligations.
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The 20 Percent Pass-Through Deduction: Proposed Guidance and Its Impact on Trucking

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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law on Dec. 22, 2017 there was interpretation of the law, but little guidance on how taxpayers would implement the qualified business income (QBI) 20 percent pass-through deduction. After more than eight months, the IRS has finally issued proposed regulations. Initial commentary that Section 199A would be taxpayer favorable has been confirmed by the recently issued proposed regulations.
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Abel to Discuss Freight Network Engineering at in.sight Users Conference

Posted 12:55 PM by
Brian Abel, Freight Network Engineer with KSM Transport Advisors, will present at the 2018 in.sight User Conference & Expo, which brings together leaders in transportation for three days of conversations, seminars, and collaborations. Hosted by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, this year’s conference will take place Sept. 9-12 in Houston, TX and will focus on innovation and inspiration within the trucking industry.
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Martin to Moderate Panel at Health Information Technology and Revenue Cycle Summit

Posted 6:40 PM by
John Martin, managing director of Katz, Sapper & Miller's healthcare consulting practice, will moderate a panel discussion at Becker’s Fourth Annual Health Information Technology and Revenue Cycle Summit. The event, which will take place Sept. 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL, will bring together hospital and health system chief information officers (CIO), information technology executives, and revenue cycle leaders to discuss their biggest concerns and how to best address them.
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5 Tips for Avoiding Broker-Dealer Compliance Exposure

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Navigating the current landscape of regulatory compliance is not easy. For broker-dealers, neither is managing the required annual report filings. But having insight about common compliance exposures and how to avoid them can help ensure your business is protected from costly mistakes.
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Malik and Hogan to Discuss Recent Accounting and Tax Changes at Illinois Trucking Association Annual Meeting & Expo

Posted 12:59 PM by
Zee Malik and Troy Hogan, directors in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, will present at the 2018 Illinois Trucking Association Annual Meeting & Expo. Taking place Sept. 18-20, 2018 in Normal, IL, the conference will bring together trucking leaders to address top issues facing the transportation industry.
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Dissecting the New Revenue Recognition Guidance: Step 4 of the Five-Step Framework

Posted 12:50 PM by
Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as amended, creates a five-step framework for entities to determine when and how much revenue should be recognized. The first article in the ‘Dissecting the New Revenue Recognition Guidance’ series discussed step 1: identifying the contract(s) with a customer. The second article in the series explained step 2: identifying performance obligations in the contract. The third article discussed step 3: determining the transaction price. This article focuses on step 4: allocating the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract.
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O'Neil, Scott to Present at the American Animal Hospital Association's Inaugural Connexity Conference

Posted 12:35 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Terry O’Neil and Beth Scott will present at a new veterinary conference presented by the American Animal Hospital Assocation (AAHA). Taking place Sept. 13 – 16 in Denver, CO, Connexity will focus on finding solutions to the everyday challenges that veterinary practices face by utilizing interactive learning techniques such as field trips, case study work, and small group problem-solving.
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