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    1. FASB's clarification of the definition of a business has wide implications | Accounting Today

      A recent accounting standards update helps entities evaluate whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions or disposals of assets or as businesses. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Update 2017-01 “Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business,” states that a business has the following: 2. Processes applied to those inputs; and 3.

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    2. How Small Businesses Can Increase Their Digital Capabilities

      How Small Businesses Can Increase Their Digital Capabilities

      Paying for a cup of coffee on an iPad is mainstream in big cities, but the majority of small businesses — the backbone of our local economies — have not yet fully come online. And as e-commerce outfits increasingly follow Amazon’s lead in adopting a purely data-driven model to provide greater value in the face of squeezed margins, retailers and service providers that don’t embrace technology will be at a major disadvantage.

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    3. Best Practices for Managing Nonprofit Finances | CPA Practice Advisor

      Best Practices for Managing Nonprofit Finances | CPA Practice Advisor

      Cooper Union is a NYC-based private college that was founded in 1859 with a mission to be “open and free to all.” For over 150 years the school relied on its significant endowment to provide a tuition-free education to its students. But in 2013 Cooper Union suddenly began charging its students $20,000 a year. President Jamshed Bharucha said at the time that the charge was necessary for the institution to stay financially viable.

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    4. What are Atlanta’s real estate hotspots of 2017?

      Cobb County residents may be concerned about rising property taxes but SunTrust Park is likely one of the main reasons home prices in Smyrna are rising.

      According to RE/MAX Georgia, Metro Atlanta’s real-estate market continues to make substantial gains, with home sales and prices showing no signs of slowing down. The company recently surveyed its brokers and analyzed data provided by the local Metro Atlanta First Multiple Listing Service to determine what cities will be most in demand in 2017.…

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    5. New Lease Accounting Standards Have Finance Depts Working Overtime

      More than one-half (54.7 percent) of respondents to a recent Deloitte poll expect their organizations to increase the amount of time and effort spent on implementing the new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) lease accounting standards in the coming year. In some sectors, respondents expect to spend considerably more time and effort on lease accounting implementation.

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    6. Demand for housing continues to outpace supply in Atlanta

      Atlanta’s housing market is seeing solid growth, with new home starts in the area up 8 percent from this time last year.

      According to real estate research firm Metrostudy Corp.’s second-quarter housing report, field research builders started construction on 5,977 new homes -- up 21 percent from the first quarter. Atlanta’s single-family annual starts totaled 20,449 units over the 12 months ending in the second quarter of 2016, up 13 percent year-over-year, and is at its highest construction…

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    7. Atlanta leads the nation in February home sales; sees spike in new inventory

      With more than 6,300 homes sold in February 2016, Atlanta led the nation in total home sales, according to the Redfin Corp. housing market tracker. The Seattle-based real estate brokerage reported following the national trend of surging new inventory, there were 8,539 new listings in February which is 6.2 percent higher than last year and 8.2 percent higher than January. The increase in homes sold is a 8.1 percent jump year over year and 17.4 percent jump from January.

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    8. Optimism Plummets Among Business Execs | CPA Practice Advisor

      Optimism Plummets Among Business Execs | CPA Practice Advisor

      Business executives’ optimism about the U.S. economy has fallen to its lowest level in more than three years, according to the first quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles.

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    9. FASB Releases Lease Accounting Standard | Accounting Today News

      FASB Releases Lease Accounting Standard | Accounting Today News

      The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued its long-awaited lease accounting standard Thursday, one of the major convergence projects on which it has collaborated for a decade with the International Accounting Standards Board. The accounting standards update aims to improve financial reporting about leasing transactions and will affect all companies and other organizations that lease assets such as real estate, airplanes, and manufacturing equipment, in many cases putting their operating leases on the balance sheet for the first time. While the standard differs somewhat from the IASB's, there aren't many surprises in the final document. “I don’t think ...

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    10. Opinion: Too Often, Board Members Sabotage the Success of Nonprofits

      Opinion: Too Often, Board Members Sabotage the Success of Nonprofits

      Americans give billions of dollars to charities every year because they want to make society better, but our nonprofits are not always good stewards of these investments. That’s because boards of directors, who are charged with setting the strategic direction of organizations and protecting their finances, too often don’t understand how to carry out their roles.

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    11. ADP Sees Wage Drop for Workers Who Switch from Part-Time to Full-Time

      ADP Sees Wage Drop for Workers Who Switch from Part-Time to Full-Time

      Workers who switched jobs to go from part-time to full-time employment experienced a decline in average hourly earnings in most industries in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from payroll giant ADP. ADP’s Workforce Vitality Report found that overall wage growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 was 2.1 percent. For full-time workers, wage growth was 4.1 percent for those who held onto their jobs and 4.7 percent for full-time workers who switched jobs.

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    12. Elections and Economy Offer Challenges to Fundraisers in 2016

      Elections and Economy Offer Challenges to Fundraisers in 2016

      Twice during the most recent year-end giving season, fundraisers at the National Philanthropic Trust, which solicits and manages donor-advised funds, started the paperwork for incoming gifts it had been told would be in the $1 million range. Instead, the donors each gave $5 million. "We have surprises every day," says Eileen Heisman, who runs the trust. While the organization’s final tally for 2015 isn’t available yet, Ms. Heisman exuded optimism amid the usual crush of last-minute gifts.

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    13. Year-End Tax Tips for Individuals

      The National Society of Accountants has released some suggested year-end tax tips for individuals, courtesy of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US. Individual income tax rates of 10, 15, 25, 28, 33, 35 and 39.6 percent remain in place for filing next April. (The more you made, the greater your percentage. ) The standard deduction for 2016 income will stay the same: $6,300 if you file your taxes using the status single or married filing separately.

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    14. The Core Phases of a Sound Financial Plan | CPA Practice Advisor

      The Core Phases of a Sound Financial Plan | CPA Practice Advisor

      Everything looks like a nail if your only tool is a hammer – that’s what financial planning expert Brad Berger finds himself telling clients all the time. What does he mean? “A lot of the people in the financial services industry have only a hammer; they have specific products to sell, so they present them as the perfect solution for you,” says Brad Berger, author of the book “Stop Trying to Keep Up With the Joneses – They’re Broke Anyway” (www.LiveYourIdealLife.com).

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    15. Report: Atlanta a Top 10 strongest market in demand for office space

      Report: Atlanta a Top 10 strongest market in demand for office space

      Tenant demand for commercial real estate rebounded strongly in the second quarter of 2015 prompting rental rates to rise in more than 70 percent of the U.S., according to commercial real estate firm DTZ. Atlanta is one of the top 10 strongest markets in terms of demand for space, the firm says. A DTZ report for Q2 2015 says the Top 10 strongest markets in terms of demand for office space are: The top 10 strongest markets in terms of rent growth are: .U.S.

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