Postcard from the 2017 PICPA Not-for-Profit Conference

I, along with Shane Gastecki, Schneider Downs Audit Manager, and approximately 130 other accounting professionals, recently attended the PICPA’s ... read more >

Pennsylvania and Ohio: Rust Belt or Green Belt?

Construction

By Todd Lucas

Are the days of Pennsylvania and Ohio being the center of the Rust Belt gone? Well, maybe at least in terms of leading the way in green construction. Early ... read more >

SCOTUS: Church-Affiliated Plans are Exempt from ERISA

ERISA

By Donna Wolfson

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that religiously affiliated non-profit plans are exempt from ERISA even if the church did not originally ... read more >

New Changes to the Premium Amortization Period on Callable Debt Securities

The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued guidance targeting the treatment of premiums for callable debt securities; however, the treatment of discounts ... read more >

Bitcoin Technology Making Inroads in the Financial Industry via Blockchain

The meteoric rise of Bitcoin value over the past few months has garnered a lot of interest in the cryptocurrency. However, another aspect of the underlying ... read more >

Community College Students Challenged by Loss of FAFSA Tool

Applying for financial aid can be a stressful and cumbersome process for students. One of the most challenging, but necessary, pieces of the process has ... read more >

Roth 401(k) Trivia: What You May Not Know

401(k) plans have been around since 1981; however, the conception for the establishment of such plans was included in the Revenue Act of 1978 whereby Congress ... read more >

Sourcing of Revenue- Which Method to Use?

Companies filing state income tax returns must determine how much income is reported to a state based on a combination of property residing in the state, ... read more >