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Tax Law Under Trump

While on the campaign trail, President Trump proposed changes to the tax law that would have a significant impact on both individual and business taxpayers, including changes to tax rates, deductions, and repeals of existing tax law. As his proposed policies evolve, we keep a pulse on how they might affect you and your business.

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Cloud-based servers can be an effective alternative to purchasing on-site servers for certain businesses, but it’s not always the best option. The size and complexity of a company as well as any regulatory restrictions that may apply to it will help dictate which hosting...

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A number of companies have qualified for the R&D tax credit to offset payroll tax. With the first benefits coming available in July 2017, companies that are anticipating the boost in cash flow are also anticipating uncertainty.As a new opportunity, the payroll offset provi...

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On July 1, 2017, Colorado will enforce use tax reporting requirements for purchasers and remote sellers. Companies should be prepared for increased reporting requirements that could have far-reaching consequences. The US Supreme Court’s denial to weigh in on Colorad...

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A version of this article previously appeared in Washington Healthcare News on May 9, 2017.Whether your health care organization is physician owned, institutionally owned, partnership owned, or individually owned, preparing to transition the ownership of an organization will h...

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A version of this article previously appeared in the May 2017 issue of  United Contractors Magazine.Every business is different, and so is every business owner. No matter what path you took to build and grow your construction company, though, there’s one milestone y...

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A previous version of this article was published online in the March issue of CFO Magazine.With companies of all sizes looking to either enter or further expand into international markets—and with young companies aiming to do so earlier in their life cycles—it&rsqu...

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With the severe funding cuts outlined in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, it’s more important than ever for not-for-profits to advocate for themselves on the federal stage.Before engaging in lobbying or political activities, not-for-profits will want to de...

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The IRS recently issued Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 201701002, which considered consulting services provided to other not-for-profits to be related to the organization’s exempt purpose. This means it’s possible that other not-for-profits wouldn’t be subject t...

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In December 2016, a member of President Trump’s transition team—Congressman Tom Reed—unveiled a comprehensive plan to reduce higher education costs for students.The plan calls for colleges to be more accountable for the quality and cost of the education they ...

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(Automotive Buy Sell Report) Learn what owners can do to lower the tax burden of selling their dealership at one, three, and five years prior to sale.

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The market performed well through the first quarter of 2017, extending a period of low volatility. However, the longer this low volatility environment persists, the higher the probability volatility will increase as time passes. We enter the second quarter cautious, especially...

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Many businesses have turned to self-insurance to provide health care benefits for employees with the intention of saving money. What many self-insured organizations don’t realize is that without proper oversight, they may fall prey to underperforming third-party administ...

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Before issuing a grant, a private foundation should conduct due diligence first, which often entails a site visit.The benefits of having due diligence grantee evaluation procedures in place are significant, including confirming the grantee’s exempt status and if it&rsquo...

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If the past year taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. With the evolving agenda of the Trump administration—and uncertainty around political and economic policy—now is a good time to examine what, if anything, your organization should do to adjus...

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While the IRS hasn’t come out with new or changed regulations around administrative expense treated as qualifying distributions, it did release new guidance January 11, 2017. The guidance addresses whether there are limits on the amount of administrative expenses that ca...

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Compensation practices have been an area of focus by the IRS during examinations of tax-exempt organizations, especially of board members and foundation managers earning over $100,000. This is of greater concern for private foundations, which have rules around self-dealing tra...

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In August 2016, a new standard was issued that made targeted improvements to the financial reporting model used by not-for-profits. This historic update was released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit...

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In this first quarter update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead of them.Possible Tax ReformWith Congr...

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If you haven’t been breached yet, you either will be or you don’t know it’s already happened.Organizations that suffer from data and information security breaches find themselves looking for answers to why they were targeted and how they could’ve preven...

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