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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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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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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains provisions specifically affecting financial institutions. Our Insight has the details.

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Learn how sell-side due diligence can help sellers increase their company’s value and facilitate a faster time to close.

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Basel III may require banking organizations to apply a 250% risk weight to MSAs deducted from CET1 capital.

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As 2017 comes to a close, we'll review the year's important tax updates and their impact on community banks. We'll discuss the current tax reform proposals as they relate to community banks, including the potential long- and short-term impacts of a possible upcomin...

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Discover how banks can better anticipate post-acquisition earnings by measuring core deposits and the core deposit intangible.

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Learn how your company can use decision science tools to inform its decision-making process and improve business.

Alert
ASU 2016-01 changes how financial institutions account for certain financial instruments. We look at the new FASB guidance and its effective dates.

Alert
On July 25, 2017, the AICPA provided guidance on audit reports for tribes and government entities that prepare financial statements under the FASB.

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Growth continues, but has slowed as foreign and emerging markets accelerate. We give an overview of Q2 and what to expect in our Insight.

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Learn the three-step due diligence process for tribes looking to diversify their economies and investments by acquiring an off-reservation business.

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Growth continues as foreign markets accelerate, but volatility could increase in 2017. We give an overview of Q1 and what to expect in our Insight.

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Final regulations defining internal use software may allow more software development activities to qualify for the credit. Read the Alert.

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(Equipment Leasing & Finance) New accounting for leases will impact companies’ financial statements—as well as their loan agreements and debt covenants. We cover the impact on lenders and lessees.

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The Washington State Department of Revenue determined that payments made by the FDIC to banks that acquire the assets or liabilities of other failing banks are subject to state B&O tax.

Alert
Tax identity theft complaints accounted for 45 percent of all identity theft complaints in 2015. We give an overview of prevention tips to protect yourself in this Alert.

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Depletion methods are an effective tool to defer taxes and increase cash flow for timber companies that have recently purchased timberland, plan to make investments in timberland ownership, or have timberland holdings that produce taxable income.

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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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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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For community bank directors, boosting shareholder value is critical—and sometimes the best way to do it is by selling the institution. Here are a few ways community banks can increase their value in preparation for a potential transaction.

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Part 2 of this series on mission-related investing looks at program-related investments (PRIs): below-market-rate loans or equities that further your private foundation’s mission, generate returns, and count toward required minimum distributions.

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