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Tax Law Under Trump

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.

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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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Employers that didn’t screen 2014 new hires for Work Opportunity Tax Credit eligibility within 28 days of their start date are in luck: New IRS guidance allows employers to retroactively screen hires and apply for the credit by submitting the qualified forms by April 30.

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What’s holding your business back from its growth objectives? For many, it’s simply a question of cash flow—a challenge tax credits and incentives can help solve by freeing up funds you can reinvest in your business. We look at some of the most widely claimed opportunities in this Insight.

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Like most people, businesses often take their utility services for granted, meaning we rarely consider there’s an alternative to paying the rates that show up on our bills. But your business does have options and may be able to more effectively manage its service costs. Learn more in this Insight.

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Companies looking to grow have many capital strategies available—from increasing working capital via lending to pursuing a private equity transaction or acquisition. We look at how these options work and where they fit into each stage of a company’s life cycle in this Insight.

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In the 2014–2015 fiscal year, the California Competes Tax Credit is set to distribute $150 million to businesses with current operations in California and those seeking to establish new operations there. This Alert briefly covers eligibility requirements, deadlines, and more.

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By March 2, 2015, taxpayers will need to submit their statement and payment of San Francisco’s new gross receipts tax, which began its phase-in period in June 2014. We cover what taxpayers need to know to pay the tax and avoid penalties in this Alert.

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Broadcasting and telecommunications companies and those that provide e-services to customers in the European Union need to be aware of new value added tax (VAT) rules that require them to collect VAT for the countries in which their customers are located. Details in this Insight.

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Revenue cycle management is already a challenge for many health care organizations. And during an affiliation, keeping things running smoothly can become even trickier. We look at best practices and areas organizations should focus on in this Insight.

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What is benefit responsiveness, and how does it apply to your employee benefit plan? We look at stable-value fund investments, what they bring to portfolios, and the related reporting requirements in this Insight.

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ASC Topic 606 represents a fundamental change in how companies across industries will be required to recognize revenue from contracts with customers—a change that’s especially relevant to construction contractors. We cover the FASB’s five-step process and some important areas to note in this Insight

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SEATTLE, December 16, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of Houston-based telecommunications company CHR Sol...

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We review some of the year-end tax issues and considerations for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, communications, and media industries.

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A 2012 Supreme Court case paved the way for greater reimbursement of tribes’ contract support costs. But to reap the benefits, you’ll still need to carefully calculate what you’re owed and take proactive steps to claim the funds you’re entitled to. We give helpful tips in this Insight.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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US exporters of natural resources can gain a permanent tax benefit as profound as 15.8 percent—the spread between the top ordinary income tax rate and the maximum tax rate on qualified dividends—by establishing an interest charge domestic sales corporation. We take a closer look in this Insight.

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