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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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In 2016, multinational enterprises with 750 million euro or more in annual revenue will be subject to new reporting requirements under a base erosion and profit shifting project aimed at preventing double nontaxation. Details in this Insight.

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Who’d guess a one-page, biennial filing could cause so much trouble for California corporations? As the secretary of state and Franchise Tax Board take steps to penalize organizations that fail to file, we look at what’s required.

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What do you pay a not-for-profit’s executives? Attracting and retaining talent is vital, but you can’t risk tarnishing your reputation with regulators, government funding sources, contributors, members, or the media. This Insight gives an overview.

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A US appellate court upheld California’s requirement that charitable organizations soliciting donations within the state provide a list of significant donors’ names and addresses to the California attorney general. Details in this Insight.

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California has revoked Blue Shield of California’s status as a tax-exempt organization, a change that could mean a massive tax bill plus interest. We give an overview of the situation and what tax-exempt organizations need to do to reduce risk.

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ASU 2015-07 aims to standardize how entities classify certain kinds of investments on their financial statements. If you use the net-asset-value per share practical expedient, your financial statements may be impacted. Details in this Insight.

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For the last several years, applications for tax-exempt status sat in a seeming black hole of IRS backlog and political maneuvering. We look at what’s happening now, including 1023-EZ applications, 501(c)(4) exemption applications, and more.

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(Run time: 68:00) In the world of private foundations, emerging trends in investing and flexible distribution vehicles may cause your head to spin. Join us as we discuss ways you can leverage these trends for your private foundation.

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The FASB’s Topic 330 simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory. This amendment is effective for public business entities fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2016, and fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017 for all other entities.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board has deferred the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard—a paradigm shift in accounting for revenue from contracts with customers, from industry-based to a single principles-based guidance—for one year.

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Effective July 1, 2015, business entities with Nevada annual gross revenue in excess of $4 million are subject to a new commerce tax that Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law in early June.

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(Run time: 64:00) During this webcast, topics that will be discussed by our experts are project risk factors, common construction exposures, contractor profit centers and contract controls.

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A US Court of Federal Claims judge ruled that engineering firm Dynetics didn’t bear the financial risk of failure under R&D contracts it performed for its customers. As a result, it wasn’t eligible to claim R&D tax credits. Details in this Alert.

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(Run time: 71:00) A recap of the latest information affecting exempt organizations presented by Patty Mayer and Emina Cresswell, Moss Adams LLP.

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(Run time: 67:55) Highlights recent industry developments and updates on the status of current FASB, AICPA, NAC projects, as well as updates related to the Uniform Guidance for federal awards.

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The FASB issued proposed amendments intended to improve standards for financial statement presentation by not-for-profit organizations. To review these amendments, visit the FASB Web site. The comment period ends August 20, 2015.

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Though this year’s Form 990-PF hasn’t sustained nearly as many changes as the general Form 990, there are still a few items private foundations will want to be aware of—namely, statements regarding activities and grantee codes.

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When a private foundation and its disqualified persons—those closely associated with it—own too much in the same corporation, partnership, or trust, it risks having excess business holdings, which can result in a hefty excise tax.

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A host of new investment vehicles has emerged for private foundations: sustainable, socially responsible, and program-related. In part one of this series, we give an overview of the options available to private foundations and why they’re useful.

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(Run time: 67:21) Updates to the IRS Form 990 and highlight year-end activities, including an update on tangible property regulations and its impact on tax-exempt organizations.

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