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Tax & Accounting Alert: FASB Issues New Standards for Fair Value Measurement and Disclosures

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In conjunction with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued new standards for public and private companies on fair value (FV) measurement and disclosures.
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Capital Expenditures: Is Now the Time?

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Is your manufacturing or distribution company considering additional capital expenditures for equipment or other improvements? If yes, don't forget about laws passed in 2010 that may offer significant tax benefits through the use of Section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation.
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FASB/IASB Revenue Recognition Proposals Re-Exposed

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have agreed that their revised proposals for a common revenue recognition standard should be re-exposed. The original exposure drafts were issued in June 2010.
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Tax & Accounting Alert - IRS Extends FBAR Deadline for Certain Filers with Signature Authority

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On June 16, the IRS released Notice 2011-54, which provides additional time for certain individuals with signature authority over (but no financial interest in) foreign financial accounts to file Form TDF 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).
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Tax & Accounting Alert -- Revenue Procedure 2011-26 Offers New Guidance on 50% and 100% Bonus Depreciation

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Earlier this year, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2011-26, which provides guidance on claiming the 50% or 100% first-year depreciation bonus for qualifying business property. The guidance explains the requirements for claiming 100% bonus depreciation and allows taxpayers to elect 50% bonus depreciation in lieu of 100% bonus depreciation for certain property placed in service in 2010.
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Medical Group Management Association's Preview of 2011 Physician Compensation Survey

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This week, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released some data from its forthcoming 2011 Physician Compensation and Production Survey, one the largest physician compensation studies released each year.
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2011 Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard

Posted 6:30 PM by
The 2011 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, presented by Conexus Indiana and Ball State University, has been released. The scorecard compares Indiana to other states in several key areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics.
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Hospital Tax Compliance - Just Got Slightly Easier (For Now)

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We just learned of some relief for healthcare tax compliance folks. The Internal Revenue Service just announced that, generally, hospitals are exempt from the requirement to complete Part V, Section B of Schedule H on the Form 990.
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IC-DISC Offers Tax Breaks for Exporters

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If your closely held company earns significant income from exporting manufactured products - or from engineering or architectural services on foreign construction projects - consider forming an interest charge domestic international sales corporation (IC-DISC).
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Lease Accounting: One Model or Two?

Posted 8:44 PM by
In August 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board (the Boards) jointly issued exposure drafts tied to accounting for leases. The exposure drafts are an attempt to ensure that assets and liabilities arising under lease arrangements are recorded in the statement of financial position.
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