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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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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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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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SEATTLE, June 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it agreed to combine with Dallas, Texas–based firm CF Accountants & Consultants.  Effective June 30, 2016, the combination ...

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SEATTLE, June 2, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it agreed to combine with Morse Wittwer Sampson LLP, a firm based in Fresno, California. Effective June 30, 2016, the combination establishes ...

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President Obama’s 2017 federal budget proposal would impact provisions relevant to tax-exempt entities. We look at its effect on the charitable contribution deduction, scholarship awards, and more.

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DALLAS, May 16, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced the addition of Mike Simone to its Dallas office as a director of IT consulting.  During his more than 17 years in IT consulting, Simone has ...

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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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EVERETT, Wash., March 31, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, appointed Eric Nicholson its national practice leader for Ancillary Health Care Services, a significant practice at the firm and area of growth.&nbsp...

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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 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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To meet minimum distribution requirements and avoid excise tax, private foundations must grant funds to public charities with an IRS determination letter—but what if the recipient is international? New regulations help streamline the determination.

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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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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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Charitable gifts made before year-end can provide a valuable deduction against your 2015 taxes. As the year winds down, consider gifting options beyond your checkbook to increase the tax efficiency of your gifts.

Press Release
CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced the addition of partner Mei Xu to its Silicon Valley office. Xu will provide clients with a range of tax- and transaction-related se...

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SEATTLE, November 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to combine with the Spokane, Wash.–based financial services consulting firm Contineo. Effective January 1, 2016, the ...

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Will you meet your minimum distribution requirement this year? Can you carry net operating losses over from previous years? How can you reduce the tax rate on net investment income? Our year-end guide addresses all this and more.

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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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The Congressional budget deal signed into law on November 2 eliminates two strategies used by married couples and ex-spouses to maximize their Social Security benefits. We give an overview of what changed under the new law.

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Contractors in California have experienced rapidly expanding demand for the past four years. The prospects remain generally positive for 2016 as well, but the outlook varies by location and market segment.

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SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2015—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 11 certified public accountants and consulting professionals to its partnership.  “We’re proud to recog...

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