Recent changes and adoptions of Rural Development’s financial reporting requirements for fiscal year 2018 have led to confusion about how to submit financial statements to RD’s offices. After talking with officials in Washington, DC, Lemler Group is here to clarify what you need.
Though not widely broadcast from the department itself, Rural Development is extending FY 18’s financial reporting deadline for multi-family housing properties.
Balancing your daily responsibilities and answering an auditor’s request list can be competing interests, but gathering those documents as early as possible will save you and your organization time and hassle during the audit.
The USDA changed how Rural Development regulates properties’ financial statements in 2018, but not every change in their handbook affects properties on a daily basis. The most dramatic changes affect AUPs, prescribed forms for non-audited properties, and the basis for requiring audits on for-profit properties.
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