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Are You Ready… For The New Nonprofit ASUs?

In our August 2018 newsletter, we highlighted the four new accounting standards updates (ASU) that will impact nonprofits in the next few years. ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit (NFP) Entities, will be effective for years ending December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019. So now the question is, are you ready? There…

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Mercadien Announces Managing Director and Other Promotions

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several executive promotions within the firm.  Mr. Digesh Patel, CPA, MBA, RMA, CGMA, PSA, a director in the firm’s Government Services Group, has been promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs.  A resident of Bordentown Township, NJ, Mr. Patel has been…

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Mercadien Sponsors Session at 2018 NJBIA Women Business Leaders Forum

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Annual Women Business Leaders Forum was held Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Newark Liberty Airport Marriott.  Under the theme, Empowering Together, 400+ attendees heard from featured speakers, including make-up magnate Bobbi Brown as keynote, and panelists at five different educational breakout sessions.  Mercadien sponsored the session,…

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AICPA Asks the IRS to Change Form 990

Most not-for-profit organizations are required to file Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax. Form 990 is the IRS’ primary tool for gathering information about tax exempt organizations, educating organizations about tax law requirements and promoting compliance. Organizations use Form 990 to share information with the public about their programs while states rely…

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Advocacy vs. Lobbying by Nonprofits

Do you get a little nervous when anyone talks about lobbying? What about advocacy? Do you know the difference between the two? There are many issues facing the nonprofit industry, some of which require organizations to speak up and get involved in public policy. I have heard numerous times from organizations that they (or their…

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Tax Implications on Foreign Investments

Happy New Year clients and friends! February is a month during which many organizations take a hard look at their investment portfolios’ prior calendar-year performance. While the markets certainly ended strong in 2016, due, in part, to anticipated changes from the new administration, certain sectors and investment products were lacking. We talked to Mercadien Asset…

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How Does Your Board Stack Up?

The members of a board of directors collectively set the direction of an organization, steering it toward a better future by setting the tone that promotes sound and ethical legal governance and financial management policies. The board is entrusted with and accountable for the leadership and governance of a nonprofit organization. However, a typical board’s work…

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