Technical Q&A (TIS) Section 250: Ethics

Technical Q&A (TIS) Section 250: Ethics

The AICPA has issued 3 new question and answers around the implementation of the new Information System Services interpretation which will be effective in January 2023. The interpretation has been delayed twice – first due to COVID and then due to concerns around implementation. During the 2022 ENGAGE conference, AICPA staff members met with concerned individuals to better understand the concerns and the Q&As address some of the larger concerns noted.

Ethics Technical Correction: 529 Plans

Ethics Technical Correction: 529 Plans

The initial guidance for 529 plans was issued back in 2005. Since then, there has been significant changes to how plans are run. The AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee had received feedback and in the Work Plan looked at reevaluating the area. In September 2022, they issued a technical correction to make the safeguard easier to apply for holders of 529 plan investments.

PEEC Conforming Amendments

PEEC Conforming Amendments

The AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has proposed changes to a few interpretations to align the verbiage around ownership with previously issued interpretations related to loans. The proposed changes address three sections of the ethics code. Comments are due July 5.

Ethics Interpretation Proposal: Compliance Audits

Ethics Interpretation Proposal: Compliance Audits

The AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has proposed some new independence rules related to compliance audits. The AICPA is aware that much of the new COVID-19 related funding is causing many entities who have no been subject to audit requirements or single audit requirements historically to now be subject to them. They add 2 definitions and revise the definition of financial statement attest client to help identify which independence rules apply to these engagements. Comments are due September 1, 2022.

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