The New 'Hosting Services' Interpretation

Under the new "Hosting Services" ethics interpretation in the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct (ET §1.295.143), effective July 1, 2019, CPA independence is impaired by taking responsibility for hosting a client's data or records. As such, if the only way that the client can access its complete records is through the CPA firm, the CPA firm's independence is deemed impaired.

FASB ASC 606 – Don’t Get Revenue Wrecked

by Duncan B. Will, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE

Of course, you're relieved and exhausted – in addition to the traditional tax and accounting services you perform for your clients as their accountant and trusted adviser, you've helped them address the new tax law, consulted on a variety of issues, and assisted them with understanding and implementing the new revenue recognition standard.

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