Tax Accounting (Methods & Periods)

ASC Topic 842 changes financial, but not tax, accounting for leases

Topic 842 does not affect how leases are treated for federal income tax purposes. Thus, differences in the treatment of leases for financial accounting and income tax accounting remain, and implementing Topic 842 may highlight improper historical tax accounting methods.

Cost recovery changes in the TCJA

This article discusses changes to the law and IRS guidance issued in Rev. Proc. 2019-8 on how to elect to expense qualified real property and change the depreciation of certain assets to ADS.

CARES Act QIP change requires action

Taxpayers with qualified property must act to take advantage of changes to the treatment of qualified improvement property, which is now eligible for bonus depreciation. Here are some considerations for taxpayers and their advisers.

Advance payments for goods and services

Treasury and the IRS released Prop. Regs. Sec. 1.451-8, which provides rules for the deferral of advance payments for goods, services, and certain other items under Sec. 451(c).

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.