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The Long-Awaited RD Audit Guide has been released

November 19, 2019

On November 10, 2019, The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office officially released chapter 4 of Handbook 2-3560.  Appendix I to Chapter 4 contains the 2019 Audit Guide that has been promised for the last year.  A copy of the complete chapter can be found here.  That copy has been […]

In-Depth Discussion on the Implementation of ASU 2016-18 – Restricted Cash/ Cash Flow for Multifamily Audits

November 18, 2019

Stay tuned.  Tomorrow we will send out a newsletter with details on the Newly Released Chapter 4 of Handbook 2-3560, and the long-awaited 2019 Rural Development Audit Guide In-Depth Discussion on the Implementation of ASU 2016-18 – Restricted Cash/Cash Flow For Multifamily Audits After consultation with multiple CPA firms as […]

RD 3560-2 Chapter 4 Released

November 12, 2019

The new Chapter 4 was posted over the weekend with a revision date of 11/08/2019.  There was no announcement or any other type of notification.  Les is going over the information now to determine what has actually been updated.  He will be sending out an email later this week. In […]

Update on Rural Housing Audits for 2019

September 10, 2019

Update on Rural Housing Audits for 2019 As many of you know, Rural Development (RD) issued an Unnumbered Letter in February discussing the pending adoption of the their Audit Guide (Guide) for calendar year 2019. As of today, this Guide has not been issued. The lack of a published Guide […]

How ASU 2016-18 Will Impact Your Upcoming Audits

August 30, 2019

How ASU 2016-18 will Impact your Upcoming Audits With 2019 audit planning right around the corner, AHACPA wants to let you know of a significant change that will impact your audits. ASU 2016-18 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. Accordingly, calendar 2019 year ends are required to […]

AHACPA Announces HUD 101 Webinar Course

August 7, 2019

New to HUD Audits? Just in time for Back to School… We are introducing our first ever HUD 101 course. AHACPA will be conducting a new webinar series for persons new to the HUD audit area.  This course will be an introduction to the required concepts for auditing HUD Projects. […]

RAD Conversions for Section 202 PRACs

March 12, 2019

Recently HUD emailed interested parties a notice of a proposed change to the existing RAD Notice. This draft notice is available here or a pdf copy can be downloaded here. The proposed change would allow Section 202 projects to convert to the RAD program. Although Section 4 is lengthy, AHACPA wishes to notify users about this […]

HUD Findings for FHA Approved Lenders

March 12, 2019

During the last few weeks AHACPA has received various questions and comments from members related to FHA findings. As a result, we wish to provide additional guidance on the following matters. Upfront MIP Payments Multiple lenders have been receiving notices of penalties for the late payment of up-front MIP (UFMIP). […]

[SOLVED] REAC Multifamily Validation Error for Account S1200-610

February 12, 2019

2/14/2019: This issue has been resolved We have received numerous emails and calls related to a validation error on certain owner-certified submission to REAC. The problem does not appear to affect normal audited submission. REAC was notified of the error and they are currently working on a solution. The following […]

What the Government Shutdown Means for You

January 23, 2019

We have fielded many questions regarding the government shutdown and upcoming submission process. Here is a general summary of what you may expect: You will not be able to reach anyone at HUD via email or phone. We will not know until the shutdown ends whether there will be an extension […]

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