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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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ORANGE COUNTY, August 4, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced the addition of partner Tom LaPlaca to its Orange County office.  “We’re pleased to welcome Tom to the firm,” said...

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The illegal CPPC contract still frequently crops up in the world of federal contracting, putting contractors in a tough spot when payments come due. Find out how to spot CPPC provisions—and what to do if they arise—in this article.

Webcast
In this webcast, we share lessons learned from conducting contractor incurred cost and systems audits of US government contractors. This information is particularly useful for those who conduct—or call for—contract audits, such as US government prime contractors and agencies.

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Organizations receiving federal awards must comply with the uniform guidance. We outline the most important areas to watch in this article originally published in California Healthcare News.

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Two of the IRS’s latest IPUs serve as useful reminders to taxpayers of some basic tenets of US transfer pricing rules under IRC Section 482.

Article
Organizations receiving federal awards are required to adhere to the uniform guidance, which requires certain written policies and procedures surrounding the administration of federal award funds.

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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New PATH Act provisions expand tax saving opportunities for property. They relate to bonus depreciation, qualified real property, IRC Section 179, and Section 179D. However, there’s a phaseout plan for certain provisions, so act now.

Alert
New IRS guidance allows taxpayers to retroactively screen employees hired between January 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, for the renewed Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Forms are due September 29.

Article
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.

Alert
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is requesting comments on a new draft policy for determining how tribes’ contract support costs are calculated under self-determination contracts and self-governance funding agreements.

Alert
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.

Article
Nondefense agencies and defense contractors should be formulating alternate ways to obtain audits for their non-DOD contracts now that the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is prohibited from providing audit support to them.

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The process tribes use to determine values for some investments is changing due to the GASB’s Statement No. 72, which provides guidance on fair value measurement and reporting for state, local, and tribal governments. It’s effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2015.

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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.

Alert
The FASB’s ASU 2016—02 Leases (Topic 842) will require substantially all leases to be recognized by lessees on the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability, including today’s operating leases, among other changes.

Webcast
(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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Recent legislation retroactively restored the federal tax credit for propane use, which expired December 31, 2014. It’s now extended through December 31, 2016. The credit is 50 cents per gallon or gasoline gallon equivalent and remains refundable.

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The IRS’s Tax Exempt & Government Entities division has released its priority guidance work plan to review its activities in 2015 and communicate its areas of focus for the year ahead. We give an overview of its key areas.

Alert
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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