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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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Combining technical expertise with our keen understanding of our clients' businesses, we offer knowledgeable commentary on a broad spectrum of accounting, tax, finance, and business operations issues.

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Now that President Obama has issued a disaster declaration for the Napa earthquake, what tax relief provisions are available for winery or vineyard owners? Our latest Alert looks at the state and federal assistance you could qualify for.

Article
The FASB’s new guidelines for revenue recognition introduce sweeping changes to current GAAP accounting rules. In this Insight we examine what the new rules could mean for software and technology companies.

Alert
Financial statements are generally prepared on a going concern basis of accounting unless liquidation is imminent. But facing adverse conditions, organizations may have substantial doubt about their ability to continue. New guidance outlines management’s responsibilities and required disclosures for

Alert
The last piece of the final tangible property rules is now in place. The IRS has released final rules addressing dispositions of tangible depreciable property, providing a favorable election for taxpayers to recognize losses on partial dispositions. We cover the details in this Alert.

Article
When an individual leaves an estate that comes in under federal estate tax exclusion amounts, any remaining exclusion can be transferred to his or her surviving spouse. That’s portability at work—but the provision has its limitations. We take a closer look in this Insight.

Press Release
SEATTLE, August 25, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Wenli Wang has been appointed the new partner in charge of its San Francisco office. Wang succeeds Tullus Miller, who was named lead...

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(Run time: 62:34) Presented by Will Norris, Francis Orejudos, and moderated by Bertha Minnihan. Gain a clearer understanding of how to maximize purchasing efficiency through performance audits.

Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Gregory Matayoshi has joined the firm as a director of IT consulting. In this role, Matayoshi will serve businesses throughout...

Article
Running a successful physician practice isn’t just about practicing medicine and providing good patient care. It’s also about good business management. In this Insight we look at ways you can help prevent fraud from eroding your practice’s profitability.

Alert
Newly finalized IRS rules introduce new parameters that allow longevity annuities into 401(k)s, other similar employer-sponsored plans, and IRAs, creating an opportunity for participants to protect their income stream and better control their required minimum distributions. Details in this Alert.

Article
Thanks to Proposition 13, California property tax rates are the lowest they can be, right? Wrong. What’s more, even the reductions many received thanks to Proposition 8 are temporary.

Article
Is now the right time to make a big strategic move with your business? Or should you wait until the M&A market peaks? And when will that be, exactly? In this Insight, we look at historical trends to help you evaluate your position and make a more informed decision.

Article
A new incentive designed to drive growth in the Golden State, this partial exemption went into effect July 1. Does your business qualify for its significant savings? In this Insight we look at the eligibility requirements and how you can benefit.

Article
The FASB’s new guidelines for revenue recognition introduce sweeping changes to current GAAP accounting rules. In this Insight we examine what the new rules could mean for life sciences companies.

Article
How can employee benefit plan fiduciaries fulfill their responsibilities and avoid penalties under ERISA Section 408(b)(2)? In this Insight we detail the new service provider rules in place and look at four key best practices to follow.

Article
With the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s final guidance on federal grants, we look at the crucial elements tribes need to be aware of to remain in compliance.

Article
Transitioning to a new record keeper, trustee, or custodian can trip up many plan sponsors. But it doesn’t have to. In this Insight we look at the transition process and how you can reduce risk when you change vendors.

Report
Newly public life sciences companies as well as those considering a future IPO can understand and learn from accounting issues that have been a focus of scrutiny by the SEC. In this special report we analyze SEC comment letter trends to help you prepare.

Press Release
SEATTLE, July 17, 2014 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced a leadership change to its specialty tax services group. Partner Marke Greene, a 14-year veteran of tax consulting, has taken over as natio...

Article
More and more companies are turning to stock options and restricted stock units to compensate their employees—so with personal tax rates are on the rise, it’s important to understand how those shares are taxed and what you can do to reduce your exposure. Details in this Insight.

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