2019 Tax Update for Tech, Communications, and Life Sciences

Presented on:
December 11, 2019 9:00 AM PT
1 hour

Over the past two years, sweeping tax-law changes have introduced significant challenges for technology, communications and media, and life sciences companies.

Join us for an on-demand webcast to receive a comprehensive year-end tax update. We’ll explore major federal and state tax changes, key implications for businesses and individuals, and methods to help your company identify potential opportunities and areas of exposure.


  • Federal tax planning post tax reconciliation act of 2017, referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • State tax law changes—including income, franchise, and sales and use tax
  • Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) changes and how they may impact tax reporting


Rich Croghan, Partner, Moss Adams

Rich has been in public accounting since 1991. He primarily serves small and midsize life science, technology, and health care organizations, including pharmaceutical companies, research companies, medical device companies, digital health companies, hospitals, physician groups, and ancillary service organizations. He provides tax and consulting services related to ASC 740 calculations and documentation, tax return preparation, research and development tax credits, international tax planning, state and local tax planning, tax accounting methods, and mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.

Kunaal Patel, Partner, Moss Adams

Kunaal has practiced public accounting since 2007. He primarily assists multi-national companies in the technology, life sciences, and entertainment industries. His experience includes federal, state, and international tax compliance; ASC 740 (formerly known as FAS 109); and provision preparation and review. Kunaal also provides general tax planning for start-up, emerging growth, and publicly traded companies, and has successfully supported clients undergoing IRS and foreign audit investigations. Prior to joining Moss Adams, Kunaal spent six years working in federal tax at two Big Four firms.

Kristen Scherer, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Kristen has practiced public accounting since 2004. She has extensive experience assisting public and private companies with sales and use tax matters. Her expertise includes sales and use tax transaction planning and compliance, including transaction structuring, determining product and service taxability, and creating tools to assist clients with sales and use taxes in daily operations. Kristen also provides analysis and procedural recommendations for transaction processing; nexus analysis and planning, including voluntary disclosure agreements; due diligence projects involving the calculation of FAS 5/ASC 450 reserves; state tax audits and appeals; and sales and use tax refund reviews.

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