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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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Proposed Oregon Initiative Petition 28 would impose an unlimited gross receipts tax on C corporations with Oregon sales of more than $25 million. If passed, this tax would have significant ramifications for businesses and residents in Oregon.

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The US House Committee on Ways and Means and the US Senate Committee on Finance sent a letter to 56 institutions inquiring about endowments greater than $1 billion held by colleges and universities to understand how they use their endowment assets.

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IRS Notice 2016-17, issued February 5, 2016, defers penalties for universities offering premium reduction arrangements for student health plans. The guidance offers transition relief for plan or policy years starting before January 1, 2017.

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New businesses that need cash can now apply the R&D tax credit against their payroll tax for up to five years—specifically, the first five years they have gross receipts. Our Q&A will help you understand this potential boon for businesses.

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US-source interest income paid to nonresidents is subject to 30 percent withholding tax, with several exceptions. Portfolio debt interest is one, but traps for the unwary make it murky territory. Details in this white paper.

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Effective January 1, 2017, new off-campus hospital departments will be subject to site-neutral payments—in other words, they won’t be reimbursable under the outpatient prospective payment system. Details in this Insight.

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(Run time: 65:04) This one-hour webcast is designed to take a look at what constitutes a telecommunications service and discuss the most important reporting obligations to the federal government including universal service contributions, federal excise tax obligations, and cus...

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Deficiencies can bring the audit or compliance process to a standstill and create tension among management, the audit committee, and external stakeholders. Fortunately, many of the most common deficiencies—we’ve identified 10—can be avoided.

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The California Supreme Court ruled that companies may not elect to apportion in-state and out-of-state income using the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor, evenly weighted apportionment formula. Details in this Alert.

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Generational shifts and a competitive labor market are changing the way technology companies must approach their succession plans. We provide insight on some key strategies that will help make yours successful and sustainable.

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Seattle mayor Ed Murray signed Seattle City Ordinance Number 124910 on December 1, 2015, ending the Seattle square-footage business tax. Effective January 1, 2016, this change means the last tax due is for the period ending December 31, 2015.

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Some out-of-state sellers with substantial economic presence in Alabama will be required to collect and remit tax on sales into the state. The standard applies to transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2016.

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Ensuring you’ve provided donors with the proper documentation for IRS tax deduction purposes can help make sure they get the tax benefit of their donation. We review what charitable organizations need to provide in this Insight.

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Donee organizations must provide written acknowledgment of contributions of more than $250 for their donors to claim the corresponding charitable donation deduction. Proposed regulations may formalize the process through a new filing.

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The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 extends two key employment tax credits: the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and the empowerment zone tax credit. Details on the extensions in this Alert.

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Two Defense Contract Audit Agency memorandums indicate an increasing focus on expressly unallowable costs—not all of which must be stated in direct terms in a federal contract. Details in this Insight.

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Each December, we’ve waited to hear whether Congress would again extend the R&D tax credit. It’s now permanently extended and retroactive for 2015, so you can plan multiple years’ expenses more effectively. Details in this Alert.

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Banks need to assess five risks as 2020 nears and bank directors look for ways to innovate with increasing consumer demands and competition. The risks are data security, regulatory risk, staffing, profitability, and bank survival.

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A number of key developments and considerations came out of California’s 2015 legislative session. We cover key tax opportunities and changes for businesses and individuals for the 2016 filing season and beyond.

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2015 Q4 - Get ahead of current tax updates with this review of five issues affecting technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media companies.

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