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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.

Cybersecurity

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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On November 2, 2017, the US House released its sweeping bill to reform the federal tax code. Our Alert has the details.

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On September 16, 2017, California expanded and modified its partial manufacturing sales and use tax exemption. Our Alert has the details.

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In August 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 2017, which raises taxes to fund a $5 billion transportation investment plan.

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We summarize ASU 2017-05 and how it clarifies the scope of asset derecognition and provides new guidance on partial sales of nonfinancial assets.

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How will the new lease accounting standard affect companies in transportation and logistics? We cover a fundamental change.

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The second article in our Not-for-Profit Reporting Series looks at expense reporting and the impact of new requirements.

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ASU 2016-14 represents the first update to not-for-profit reporting standards in more than 20 years. Read details in our Insight.

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Want a more efficiently run business with greater potential profit margins? Consider a cost accounting analysis to determine the actual cost of producing or procuring a product.

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IT security assessments aren’t only useful for warding off potential breaches and hackers but also for creating a competitive advantage. We look at what they address, how the process works, and how often they should be done.

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For all but the smallest companies, investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting pays back—not only in the cost savings associated with better resource management but also with respect to their long-term business strategy.

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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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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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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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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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Few phone calls warrant as much seriousness among taxpayers as a call from the IRS—which makes a rise in fraudulent IRS calls and e-mails worrisome. This overview will help you identify fraudulent contacts and take the right steps to avoid falling victim.

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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.

Press Release
Seattle, April 30, 2013 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced Rhonda Powell as its director of tax. She replaces Dick Fohn, who was elected president and COO in October 2012. In her new role, effectiv...