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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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Few business transactions are as complex as those involving auto dealerships. In this Insight, we examine a few of the unexpected but common pain points buyers and sellers encounter during the process.

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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.

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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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Wineries and vineyards have a number of tax-planning opportunities available to them—from accounting method elections to domestic international sales corporations, farming income averaging, and more. Learn more in this Insight.

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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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The US House Committee on Ways and Means and the US Senate Committee on Finance sent a letter to 56 institutions inquiring about endowments greater than $1 billion held by colleges and universities to understand how they use their endowment assets.

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IRS Notice 2016-17, issued February 5, 2016, defers penalties for universities offering premium reduction arrangements for student health plans. The guidance offers transition relief for plan or policy years starting before January 1, 2017.

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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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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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Effective January 1, 2017, new off-campus hospital departments will be subject to site-neutral payments—in other words, they won’t be reimbursable under the outpatient prospective payment system. Details in this Insight.

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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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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.

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The new tax extender law makes quite a few tax breaks permanent while enhancing others. This Alert details some of these changes, including education credits, transit benefits, mortgage-related deductions, and more.

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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.

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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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The IRS increased the de minimis safe harbor expensing threshold for taxpayers without an applicable financial statement from $500 to $2,500 per invoice or item. The increase is generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.

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A number of key developments and considerations came out of California’s 2015 legislative session. We cover key tax opportunities and changes for businesses and individuals for the 2016 filing season and beyond.

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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 modifies several provisions pertaining to partnership audits. Those with under 100 partners may opt out under two methods. We give an overview of the new law to date in this Alert.

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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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Interest-charge domestic international sales corporations have waned now that the tax rate on qualified dividends has increased. But combined with an accounts receivable factoring arrangement, they still deliver substantial tax benefits.

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