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Overview

​January 17, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET

The 2017 Tax, Finance & Accounting and RUS Update webinar provided a mid-year update on the latest accounting and tax issues and regulations.

During the webinar, Russ Wasson, Senior Association Director of Tax Finance and Accounting Policy, NRECA, provided an update on various developments that have occurred since the 2016 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives. And, George Bishara, Systems Accountant, Rural Utilities Service discussed recent RUS updates.

​Program highlights included:

  • Revenue Recognition - CIAC
  • Leases - Easements
  • Government Assistance - Government Grants
  • RD Apply – The electronic loan application intake system
  • RDPM – Rural Development Performance Management, successor to both DCS and BCAS
  • Current status of EECLP – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program
  • Rollout of RESP – Rural Energy Savings Program
  • FASB's lease guidance as it applies to electric utilities and specifically RUS borrowers
  • Implementation of Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency" in the delivery of its programs.


CPE Information


Accounting and Tax Update Web Conference = 1.5 CPEs (1 Accounting and .5 Tax)

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) applying for these credits must complete all of the following National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) requirements:

  1. Register for the Web conference. Each person applying for CPE credits must register individually.

  2. Log on and participate in the entire Web conference. Each person applying for CPE credits must log on individually. Others may view the Web conference with them; however, only the person who logs on will be eligible for CPE credits.

  3. Complete the online evaluation form at the end of the Web conference. One section of this evaluation form will have an area specifically for those participants applying for CPE credits to fill out.

  4. Three to four weeks after the program, certificates of completion will be sent to those participants applying for credits.

    NRECA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web Site: www.nasba.org

    NRECA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org..

    No prerequisites and/or advance preparation is required for this program and the program level is basic, “Group-internet based”

    Questions? Contact Angie Hylton at angie.hylton@nreca.coop or 703-907-5656.

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    ​This is a FREE webinar for paid registrants of the 2016 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives. Although there is no fee for you to attend, you must register to participate. For anyone unable to attend the conference this year, there is a $175 fee to register for this webinar. Participants will receive 1.5 CPE credits for attending.

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