ICS Schedules Explained

ICS Schedules Explained Have you seen all the schedules on an Incurred Cost Submission (ICS)?! The ICS seems to never end. Why are there so many schedules and what do they do? Before explaining all these schedules, a quick review…

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New Revenue Recognition Standards Are Now REAL

New Revenue Recognition Standards Are Now REAL For nonpublic companies, the new revenue recognition standards that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) implemented are now a reality.  FASB 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, is effective for fiscal years beginning…

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Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio

Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio Liquidity ratios are an important tool used to measure how efficiently a company can pay off its debt.  The most common liquidity ratios used are the current and the quick ratio. These ratios help investors…

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Indirect Costs and Billing Rates

Indirect Costs and Billing Rates For government contractors there is a considerable amount of emphasis on indirect costs. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) provides the parameters for grouping these costs. Per FAR 31.203(c), “logical cost groupings” are for indirect costs….

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How to Maintain FAR Compliance in QB

How to Maintain FAR Compliance in QB One of the areas of concern to government contractors is meeting the requirements for bookkeeping under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). While the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) does NOT approve or recommend any…

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2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses

2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses When it comes to taxes, there have been a lot of rumors and speculations in the past year regarding what will change. At the close of the tax year, it is hard to know…

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Government Contracting Mystery

Government Contracting Mystery The world of government contracting is often a mystery for those looking in from the civilian world. To clear up some of the mystery, here are answers to some common questions. What IS DCAA and FAR? A…

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More Unallowable Costs

More Unallowable Costs Government contractors must adhere to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides businesses the guidelines on contract procurement. Under FAR, there are costs that are not billable to the government, such as, organizational costs, fines and penalties,…

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Allowable or Unallowable?

Allowable or Unallowable? Most business owners try to avoid nondeductible expenses for tax purposes per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. Government contractors take this a step further by avoiding unallowable costs as per Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  What makes…

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