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Tax Reform

The new tax reform law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. It represents the most sweeping rewrite of federal tax code in more than 30 years. Visit our dedicated tax reform page to learn more about implications for you and your business.

Cybersecurity

Today, nearly all business and financial operations are technology-driven, making IT systems central to your organization’s sustainability. How can you ensure the security of those systems and protect both your sensitive corporate information and the personal information of your employees and customers?

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With the final tangible property regulations effective this tax year, the 2014 filing season is your only opportunity to claim losses on partial dispositions that occurred before 2014. This Alert looks at the details.

Webcast
(Run time: 59:16) A high-level review of the 2014 season's trends, changes, investments, and DOL hot buttons.

Presentation
The new GASB pension standards are discussed in this webcast presentation by Kory Hoggan and Olga Darlington, senior managers, Moss Adams LLP.

Article
A bill now headed to the Senate would make permanent three important tax provisions for not-for-profits and create two more raised in the discussion draft for the Tax Reform Act of 2014. A first look at the details in this Insight.

Article
California tax-exempt organizations may not be required to pay income tax themselves, but their payees usually are. And despite the fact that your not-for-profit may not have tax staff on hand, you’ll need to collect withholding on many of those payments. What you need to know in this Insight.

Article
If your not-for-profit provides housing to its employees, you’ll need to understand whether it constitutes additional compensation—because if it does, you’ll need to consider how the benefit affects your reasonable compensation determination. We look at the tax code in this Insight.

Article
Charging fees for parking or opening your not-for-profit’s parking lot to the public during nonbusiness hours can be a great way to raise extra money. But will the earnings be considered unrelated business taxable income? Details in this Insight.

Article
Even though they’re exempt from income tax, tax-exempt organizations can qualify for a health care tax credit. We take a closer look at how not-for-profits can claim the credit.

Article
Over the past decade the German software company SAP has been steadily moving into the middle market with a message that its products are affordable, easy to use, and capable of providing true business efficiency and effectiveness. But is SAP right for your business?

Article
Under the new HIPAA omnibus rule, health care organizations’ business associates, including their health IT companies, are now responsible for keeping patients’ protected health information secure—and it makes changes to existing HIPAA rules too.

Webcast
(Run time: 60:27) A Moss Adams webcast presented by Mark Steranka

Report
Webcast presentation by Frank Kaufman, National Retail Practice Leader, and Drain Goehner, Tax Partner, Moss Adams LLP.

Article
Despite persistently low interest rates, negative deposit rates at the European Central Bank, and heightening geopolitical risk, private foundations can still maintain portfolios that meet their 5 percent distribution requirements. The key? Good balance and diversified risk exposures.

Article
If your private foundation takes an active role in its charitable work that goes beyond making donations, you may qualify for private operating foundation status—which comes with additional benefits for both you and your donors. Learn more about what it takes to qualify in this Insight.

Article
Private foundations are required to make annual distributions to public charities. But if you don’t confirm the organization is still an exempt public charity before you make a distribution, you might discover too late that it’s lost its status—and you’ve incurred a penalty. More in this Insight.

Article
Are adjunct professors employees or contractors? New reporting rules under the Affordable Care Act could prove to be a challenge for many colleges and universities. In this Insight we explore the ramifications—and what your school can do about them.

Press Release
SEATTLE, October 6, 2014 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, today announced the admittance of 10 professionals to its partnership, effective October 1.  The new partners—based in 9 of the firm's 22 office...

Press Release
SEATTLE, October 2, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that one of its partners, Andy Mattson, has been appointed vice chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ IR...

Webcast
(Run time: 63:11) Domestic and international grant making can be rewarding and sometimes complex, but it’s really not that difficult.

Alert
California has finalized regulations surrounding a partial sales and use tax exemption for qualified purchases of tangible personal property used in manufacturing and R&D. Is your business eligible? We take a brief look at the details in this Alert.

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