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The New US GAAP Revenue Recognition Standards

By Tom Parry, Navolio & Tallman LLP

Are your clients ready for the new US revenue recognition standards? FASB Update 2015-14 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) is effective for non-public entities, including not-for-profit entities, for annual reporting periods beginning after 15 December 2018. The new guidance affects any reporting organisation that either enters into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into contracts for the transfer of nonfinancial assets, unless those contracts are within the scope of other standards (for example, insurance contracts or lease contracts).

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All I’ve Got are Simple Trade Receivables - Is IFRS 9 Relevant to Me?

By Allan Mundell, Nolands SA

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments became effective from 2018, addressing the accounting for all financial assets and liabilities, from simple trade receivables and payables to intercompany loans. IFRS 9 introduces, amongst other things, a new model for impairments. Whereas the previous standard, IAS 39, required the application of an incurred loss model, IFRS 9 moves us into a world of expected losses.

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Provisions and Contingencies

by David Pritchard, Mander Duffill

Determining whether a provision for either an asset or liability needs to be recognised represents a dilemma regularly faced by accountants. There is further complexity when deciding whether there is a need to disclose contingent assets or liabilities.

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REAL ESTATE AND REPORTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH DUTCH GAAP AND EFFECT ON CORPORATE INCOME TAX ACT 1969

By Ronald Krol, EJP Accountants & Adviseurs

When reference is made to real estate within the Dutch reporting rules on property, the (intended) use should be distinguished for property for own use (Guidelines for annual reporting hereinafter referred to as: RJ 212) and investment property (RJ 213 / Guidelines for annual reporting for small legal entities, hereinafter referred to as: RJk B2).

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Cape Town

IFRS 15: Revenue from contracts with customers

By Allan Mundell, Nolands SA

IFRS 15 is effective for accounting periods that start on or after 1 January 2018. As with various other recent amendments and new standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, the standard provides choices of the process to follow on transition.

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How Robotic Process Automation may change the role of accounting professionals?

By Béla Kakuk, BPiON

We all know that technology has reached the level that robots can take over many repetitive tasks from humans and mimic their activities, reaching effciency and better quality levels. The accounting and payroll profession is not immune to these trends; moreover, they are some of the first sectors significantly impacted by RPA (Robotic Process Automation) methodologies.

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Stepstones

After having taken some big steps, a beautiful journey lies ahead

By Roland Ogink, deJong & Laan

People take steps with a goal in mind. They want to get somewhere; reach a point on the horizon. The same applies to us. Sometimes, we move towards our goal in a straight line, while at other times, the road bends or has side paths. Straight ahead with a bend every now and again. The point on the horizon is clear to us; to become the best audit practice for SMEs!

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Thailand moves towards CRS compliance

By Paul Gambles, MBMG Group

On 26 January 2017, Thailand took a step towards compliance with the Common Reporting Standard, an international system for different tax authorities to exchange information. After several years of delay, the Kingdom joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, becoming its 139th member.

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