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Executive Compensation at Not-For-Profit Organizations

Executive compensation at not-for-profit organizations is a hot topic at the IRS these days. Executive compensation that is deemed unreasonable at tax-exempt ... read more >

Reasonable Compensation

Reasonable compensation is a topic of interest to both the Internal Revenue Service and the shareholder-employees of S corporations and C corporations. ... read more >

Trends in Goodwill Impairment - Part 2

This writing is a follow-up to the previously issued “Trends in Goodwill Impairment” and discusses the 2014 goodwill survey of FEI members. ... read more >

Trends in Goodwill Impairment

The 2014 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study was recently released by Duff & Phelps and the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). The study was ... read more >

Reporting on the Pepperdine Report

The Pepperdine 2014 Capital Markets Report has been released. This report summarizes the Pepperdine private cost of capital survey (PCOC), which explores ... read more >

Goodwill Impairment Trends - Part Two

This Insight is a follow-up to a previous Insight, “Goodwill Impairment Trends” and discusses the 2013 results of the annual goodwill survey ... read more >

Goodwill Impairment Trends

The 2013 U.S. Goodwill Impairment Study was recently released by Duff & Phelps and the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). The study was ... read more >

Private Companies May See Accounting Changes After a Business Combination

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued two proposals that affect accounting after a business combination. The proposals are derived ... read more >

Valuation Planning Can Minimize Audit Risk on Your Estate or Gift Tax Return

Certain factors appear to increase the probability of an estate or gift tax return examination. Although some factors are unavoidable, such as related-party ... read more >

Valuation and Calculation Engagements: A Key Difference

Valuation services are performed for a variety of uses, such as gift and estate planning, ownership transition, financial accounting, bankruptcy, financing, ... read more >