SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 28, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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520 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
(a) On January 28, 2020, IDT Corporation (the “Registrant”) notified BDO USA, LLP (“BDO”) that the Registrant was dismissing BDO as its independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. The Registrant’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors approved the dismissal of BDO as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm.
BDO’s report on the Registrant’s consolidated financial statements as of July 31, 2019 and 2018 and for the fiscal years ended July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2018 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor was it qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the fiscal years ended July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2018 and the subsequent interim period through January 28, 2020, there were no disagreements between the Registrant and BDO on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of BDO, would have caused BDO to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its report on the Registrant’s financial statements for such periods.
During the fiscal years ended July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2018 and the subsequent interim period through January 28, 2020, there were no “reportable events”, as defined in Regulation S-K Item 304(a)(1)(v), except to note, for the year ended July 31, 2019, that management identified a material weakness in the Company's internal control over financial reporting related to its controls over management review associated with non-income related taxes.
The Registrant has provided BDO with a copy of the above disclosures and is requesting that BDO furnish the Registrant with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the foregoing statements and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of BDO’s letter, dated January 29, 2020, is attached as Exhibit 16.1 to this Form 8-K.
(b) On January 28, 2020, the Registrant appointed Grant Thornton LLP (“GT”) to serve as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm, and to audit the Registrant’s consolidated financial statements for its fiscal year ending July 31, 2020. The decision to engage GT was approved by the Registrant’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and was made after a competitive bidding process and evaluation. During the Registrant’s two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent interim period through January 28, 2020, the Registrant did not consult GT with respect to any of the matters or events listed in Regulation S-K Item 304(a)(2)(i) or (ii).
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1||Letter from BDO USA, LLP, dated January 29, 2020.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
Dated: January 30, 2020
January 29, 2020
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
We have been furnished with a copy of the response to Item 4.01 of Form 8-K for the event that occurred on January 29, 2020, to be filed by our former client, IDT Corporation. We agree with the statements made in response to that Item insofar as they relate to our Firm.
Very truly yours,
/s/ BDO USA, LLP