Professional Services

Third Quarter 2018: Key Deadlines for Businesses

Third Quarter 2018

2018 Q3 Tax Calendar Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers for reporting second and/or third quarter filings of 2018. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us at 401-331-0500 to...

FASB Improves Accounting Related to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

FASB Improves Accounting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) addressed an accounting issue created by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act by releasing FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-02, Income Statement – Reporting Comprehensive Income. This ASU addresses an accounting issue having been coined the name “the stranded tax effect” and is...

The Value of the Governor’s Workforce Training Grants

-by Michael DeCataldo, CPA/PFS, CFP®, MST, Managing Partner As the business climate continually changes, companies often need to train their employees to allow their business to meet new challenges. Developing your employees’ skills can position your business to take advantage of opportunities and remain competitive and successful in the year...

AICPA Addresses Three Revenue Recognition Implementation Issues

-by Andrew de Labry, CPA In May 2014 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which outlines a single comprehensive model to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers. The ASU supersedes and replaces nearly...

FASB Proposes to Simplify the Classification of Debt

by Linda Marie Pearson, CPA, CFE On January 10, 2017, FASB issued an exposure draft to simplify the classification of debt in a classified balance sheet (current versus noncurrent). The amendments in this proposed Update will replace the current, fact-specific guidance with “an overarching, cohesive principle” – the...

Good News for Non-Mainstream Trades

A wage reimbursement incentive has been signed into legislation Last Thursday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law bills which direct the Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) to build a nontrade apprenticeship program and annually award funding to at least one new initiative on a competitive basis. Depending on...

Potential Payroll Tax Savings for RI Employers

-by David Gobeille, Tax Partner It appears that Rhode Island will have a sufficient level of reserves in our unemployment insurance trust fund as of September 30, 2016 that (under the new law) the state will be able to move to a lower tax schedule beginning January 1,...

Catherine Parente Appointed to RICCA Board

Catherine M. Parente, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE, MAFF and partner of the firm, was recently appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate, to the board of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority (RICCA). Her four-year term began officially on July 1, 2016 and runs through...