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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 Financial Accounting Standards Board has deferred the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard—a paradigm shift in accounting for revenue from contracts with customers, from industry-based to a single principles-based guidance—for one year.

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(Seniors Housing Business) Having a construction audit performed helps ensure owners that their construction budget is being used effectively and efficiently.

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(CFMA Building Profits) The private company accounting alternative that allows qualifying entities to minimize separate recognition of certain intangibles could be a good option for many contractors.

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(Run time: 64:00) During this webcast, topics that will be discussed by our experts are project risk factors, common construction exposures, contractor profit centers and contract controls.

Press Release
EUGENE, Ore., June 25, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Trace Skopil will lead its Eugene office as the new partner in charge.  “We are thrilled to have Trace take the helm ...

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Though you may not think of your winery as a manufacturing operation, it likely qualifies for California’s new partial tax exemption for manufacturers. The incentive reduces the tax rate on qualified expenditures by approximately 55 percent.

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Tribes should update their benefits policies to comply with new law and guidance regarding when and if general welfare benefits provided to tribal members are taxable. The IRS is suspending audits and examinations until training provisions are completed.

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Contractors frequently use life insurance to fund their buy-sell agreements. After all, it’s a simple mechanism to pay out cash when it’s needed. The catch? Most companies don’t revisit their policies frequently enough to keep them aligned with their buy-sells or their changing needs.

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(ASA's The Contractor's Compass) by Hiromi Young and Duwayne Sibley, Moss Adams senior managers.

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Silicon Valley, March 2, 2015 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Eve Dreyfuss and Kevin Hasegawa have joined the Silicon Valley office as partners, continuing the firm’s strong pers...

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(Daily Journal of Commerce) The Highway 99 project is already affecting real estate decisions ahead of an unprecedented transformation of Seattle's waterfront.

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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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Beyond the risks inherent in financial reporting and federal compliance, today’s organizations face increasing demands for information and a constantly expanding use of technology—both of which bring reputational and financial risk with them. We look at priorities and steps to take in this Insight.

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(ENR.com) Star Fischer, Partner, Moss Adams LLP, provides commentary on key criteria firms should consider when taking on R&D work and seeking tax credit eligibility.

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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

Webcast
(Run time: 58:59) In this Moss Adams Webinar, we'll provide a short overview of the rule changes, followed by real-world examples of how the changes will affect the construction industry.

Article
In an industry with tight margins and even tighter regulations, making major business decisions can be hair-raising. But a feasibility study can help you foresee obstacles and potential outcomes—plus build a solid business case—for any possible undertaking.

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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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Homebuilders can take advantage of the “completed contract method” to defer paying taxes on income from projects until they’re substantially complete—even if the contracts are already paid in full. But what about land developers?

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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.

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