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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.

Revenue Recognition

The new Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, fundamentally changes how companies across nearly every industry will recognize revenue. Learn more about how this affects you and your business as well as what’s required and the effective dates.

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With broad implications for taxpayers engaged in cost-sharing arrangements, the US Tax Court ruled against a requirement that stock-based compensation (SBC) expenses must be shared among parties engaged in qualified cost-sharing agreements.

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When the TPEA was signed into law, little attention was paid to Section 806 of the act, which increases by as much as 150 percent the potential penalties for taxpayers who err in their information reporting to the IRS or payees.

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The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 made noteworthy changes to the income tax obligations and reporting requirements for business owners and individuals that include new tax return due dates and extension periods.

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The FASB recently issued ASU 2015-12, which will simplify financial reporting for employee benefit plans. Though the amendments aren’t effective until fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, earlier adoption is permitted.

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The FASB’s Topic 330 simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory. This amendment is effective for public business entities fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2016, and fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017 for all other entities.

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SEATTLE, August 6, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to combine with Issaquah, Wash.-based Curtis Consulting Group (CCG). Effective September 1, 2015, CCG personnel will join Moss...

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 81, which expanded and extended the College Access Tax Credit. The credit now covers the 2017 tax year and reduces regular tax below tentative minimum tax. The latter change is retroactive back to 2014.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown on July 20 signed Oregon HB 2171, which imposes a six-year suspension on the use of tax credits to satisfy the minimum tax liability. The result: An increase in tax liability for many corporations.

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New Washington state legislation impacts a number of provisions related to B&O, sales tax, and state credits and incentives—and it will also extend nexus to a out-of-state taxpayers that didn’t previously have a filing requirement. More in this Alert.

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(Run time: 4:26) Moss Adams Health Care Group: AMGA Health Care

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STOCKTON, Calif., July 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced today that Eric Krienert joined the firm’s Food & Beverage and Agribusiness practices as a tax director.  “We&rsqu...

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board has deferred the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard—a paradigm shift in accounting for revenue from contracts with customers, from industry-based to a single principles-based guidance—for one year.

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SEATTLE, July 13, 2015—In response to the growing demand for Transaction Services, Moss Adams is pleased to announce the additions of David Terry as a new partner and Chad Gumm as a director.  “The demand for transaction support has grown tremendously over ...

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Effective July 1, 2015, business entities with Nevada annual gross revenue in excess of $4 million are subject to a new commerce tax that Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law in early June.

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The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry has implications on couples’ tax and financial planning as well as on employers in states that didn’t previously recognize these marriages. Details in this Insight.

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In this article originally published by Commercial Property Executive, we look at tax-saving strategies you can implement while the market’s experiencing an upswing to keep more of your gains and position yourself for tax efficiency down the road.

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