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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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While initiating an estate plan can be intimidating for many reasons, it’s still important to have one in place. We give an overview of things to consider and ways to maintain your plan once it’s established.

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SEATTLE, July 26, 2016— Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, appointed Rich Croghan as national practice leader of its Life Sciences & Medical Devices Practice.  “This is a great opportunity and a lo...

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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.

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In this Q2 update, we cover important tax issues for companies in technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media, including what your organization can do to stay ahead.

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On June 16, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13—the final credit loss standard—and added ASC Topic 326, Financial Instruments–Credit Losses, to US GAAP. Read our Alert for details.

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Project planning can be overwhelming, especially for a health care business that doesn’t specialize in construction management. In addition to setting up certain controls within the contract, an outside cost audit can help mitigate financial risk.

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(Real Estate Forum) This increasingly popular tax deferral on real property gains put a lot of money on the line, but is it worth it? Consider these risks—and a couple real-life examples of what can go wrong—before diving in.

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In this first quarter 2016 update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead.

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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 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.

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Generational shifts and a competitive labor market are changing the way technology companies must approach their succession plans. We provide insight on some key strategies that will help make yours successful and sustainable.

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The 2015 tax extender law brought good news for companies with international operations, making the Subpart F active financing exception permanent and extending the look-through rule through year-end 2019. Details in this Alert.

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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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2015 Q4 - Get ahead of current tax updates with this review of five issues affecting technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media companies.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board has set effective dates for its new leasing standard, which will require companies to recognize all leases as a right-of-use asset and corresponding liability rather than disclosing only some leases.

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It’s difficult to know what to do when you identify a potential instance of fraud, let alone how to address it professionally and effectively. Here’s how to set the right tone, address red flags, and aid in an investigation.

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Wildfires across the West have been devastating this year. While there’s always loss, it doesn’t have to be 100 percent loss and may in fact result in tax savings with IRC Sections 165 (casualty loss) and 1033 (involuntary conversion).

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We examine year-to-year trends among SEC comment letters directed toward middle-market life sciences companies, giving you an idea of where to focus your resources in preparing IPO and other SEC filings.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2015—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, is excited to announce the latest addition to its International Tax Practice, partner Ken Harvey.  “The firm as a whole has experienced stro...

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