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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.

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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Companies looking to grow have many capital strategies available—from increasing working capital via lending to pursuing a private equity transaction or acquisition. We look at how these options work and where they fit into each stage of a company’s life cycle 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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OMB’s final rule on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Grants clarifies that tribal entities will be able to opt out of having their reporting packages posted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse Web site.

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Managing risk of loss related to medical malpractice claims is a significant operational and financial consideration for many health care entities—and it presents several financial reporting and accounting challenges too. We look at related guidance in this Insight.

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In this addendum to our 2014 Year-End Tax Planning Guide, we take a look at the 2015 tax year ahead, covering IRS-announced adjustments to thresholds, deduction phaseouts, and more.

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A 2012 Supreme Court case paved the way for greater reimbursement of tribes’ contract support costs. But to reap the benefits, you’ll still need to carefully calculate what you’re owed and take proactive steps to claim the funds you’re entitled to. We give helpful tips in this Insight.

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Accruing for clinical trials is one of the most important and challenging accounting tasks for life sciences companies—and over the last few years, they’ve become a target for increased audit and regulatory scrutiny. We look at what you need to document and how in this in this Insight.

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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.

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Over the past decade the German software company SAP has been steadily moving into the middle market with a message that its products are affordable, easy to use, and capable of providing true business efficiency and effectiveness. But is SAP right for your business?

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Despite persistently low interest rates, negative deposit rates at the European Central Bank, and heightening geopolitical risk, private foundations can still maintain portfolios that meet their 5 percent distribution requirements. The key? Good balance and diversified risk exposures.

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If your private foundation takes an active role in its charitable work that goes beyond making donations, you may qualify for private operating foundation status—which comes with additional benefits for both you and your donors. Learn more about what it takes to qualify in this Insight.

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Are adjunct professors employees or contractors? New reporting rules under the Affordable Care Act could prove to be a challenge for many colleges and universities. In this Insight we explore the ramifications—and what your school can do about them.

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SEATTLE, October 6, 2014 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, today announced the admittance of 10 professionals to its partnership, effective October 1.  The new partners—based in 9 of the firm's 22 office...

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Running a successful physician practice isn’t just about practicing medicine and providing good patient care. It’s also about good business management. In this Insight we look at ways you can help prevent fraud from eroding your practice’s profitability.

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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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Is now the right time to make a big strategic move with your business? Or should you wait until the M&A market peaks? And when will that be, exactly? In this Insight, we look at historical trends to help you evaluate your position and make a more informed decision.

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How can employee benefit plan fiduciaries fulfill their responsibilities and avoid penalties under ERISA Section 408(b)(2)? In this Insight we detail the new service provider rules in place and look at four key best practices to follow.

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Transitioning to a new record keeper, trustee, or custodian can trip up many plan sponsors. But it doesn’t have to. In this Insight we look at the transition process and how you can reduce risk when you change vendors.

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With the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s final guidance on federal grants, we look at the crucial elements tribes need to be aware of to remain in compliance.

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More and more companies are turning to stock options and restricted stock units to compensate their employees—so with personal tax rates are on the rise, it’s important to understand how those shares are taxed and what you can do to reduce your exposure. Details in this Insight.

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