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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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SEATTLE, June 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it agreed to combine with Dallas, Texas–based firm CF Accountants & Consultants.  Effective June 30, 2016, the combination ...

Press Release
SEATTLE, June 2, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it agreed to combine with Morse Wittwer Sampson LLP, a firm based in Fresno, California. Effective June 30, 2016, the combination establishes ...

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Washington State requires companies that claimed certain state tax incentives to file annual reports or surveys each year. If you claimed any of these incentives in 2015, your survey or report is due April 30, 2016.

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Changes to the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA) are required by the uniform guidance and effective for financial statement audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014.

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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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The PATH Act makes many popular business tax breaks permanent while extending others through 2016 or 2019. We look at some of the provisions that may produce significant tax savings for businesses in 2015 and beyond.

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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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Year after year, we’ve waited for Congress to extend key tax breaks before year-end. This year’s legislation does the job and more, making a number of key incentives permanent and extending others for multiple years. Details in this Alert.

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The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 extends a number of charitable giving incentives and modified other provisions relevant to not-for-profit organizations. Details in this Alert.

Article
Mergers and acquisitions for the US wine industry by China-based investors have been slow to take off. This is in part because of the Chinese domestic economy, but it’s also due to a cultural divide between how the East and West conduct business.

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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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Companies in agribusiness are often family-owned, which means their buy-sell agreements, life insurance policies, and estate and succession plans need to be in sync to work smoothly and effectively. We take a closer look in this Insight.

Press Release
STOCKTON, Calif., July 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced today that Eric Krienert joined the firm’s Food & Beverage and Agribusiness practices as a tax director.  “We&rsqu...

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Just in the final quarter of 2014 and the first of 2015, we’ve seen some fairly noteworthy legislative developments impacting not-for-profits. From last-minute tax extenders to the IRS priority guidance plan and the GAO’s report on IRS oversight, here’s what’s happening.

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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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Second only to companies in the communications sector, life sciences IPOs dominated the US markets in 2014. We look at how companies in the sector performed, what contributed to their success, and how we can expect 2015 to play out. Read more in this Insight.

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A bill now headed to the Senate would make permanent three important tax provisions for not-for-profits and create two more raised in the discussion draft for the Tax Reform Act of 2014. A first look at the details in this Insight.

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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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When an individual leaves an estate that comes in under federal estate tax exclusion amounts, any remaining exclusion can be transferred to his or her surviving spouse. That’s portability at work—but the provision has its limitations. We take a closer look in this Insight.

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