GAO has issued their annual report about ways the federal government can reduce inefficiencies and redundancy across a wide variety of programs and departments. The report gives a status update on the 1,299 actions GAO has recommended since 2011 to address billions of dollars in inefficient and duplicative spending.
The FASB has issued their 2022 Investor Outreach Report detailing their interactions with investors throughout the 7/1/21 – 6/30/22 period. It provides details on the advisory groups with investors as well as the feedback from the ITC for agenda consultation.
The AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee has proposed changes to the Statements of Standards for Tax Services (SSTSs). The proposal has two parts. Part 1 is an Exposure Draft of proposed revisions to the SSTSs. Part 2 is an Invitation to Comment on how the AICPA could potentially introduce quality management in the tax realm. Comments are due by December 31.
FASB has issued a niche proposal to expand the use of the proportional amortization method to more types of income tax credit structures so long as certain conditions are met. This will help align the accounting for more types of arrangements. Comments are due by October 6, 2022.
The FASB has issued their 2021 Agenda Consultation Report to provide an update on how the feedback received from their ITC last year influenced the current standard setting agenda. The report provides insight into the top priorities of various stakeholders and the ultimate decisions of the board based on the feedback.