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SOCIAL ENTITY Definition
SOCIAL ENTITY is the separate existence of an organization that is perceived to exist, by its members and the public at large, as a given, i.e. something that exists before and outside of them.
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COMPILATION is the presentation of financial statement information by the entity without the accountant's assurance as to conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In performing this accounting service, the accountant must conform to the AICPA Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS).
CONTRIBUTED ASSETS are those assets, including real property assets, that are owned, leased or licensed by the contributing entity. Such contributions are normally associated with the contributing entity receiving equity interest (in a commercial exchange) or tax relief (in a charitable donation) in recognition of the value for those contributed assets.