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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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Part 2 of this series on mission-related investing looks at program-related investments (PRIs): below-market-rate loans or equities that further your private foundation’s mission, generate returns, and count toward required minimum distributions.

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Though year-end 2015 may seem distant, now’s the time for private foundations to review their preparedness to meet minimum distribution requirements, use or create excess distribution carryovers, and take advantage of reduced excise tax rates.

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Private foundations need to be wary of transactions that could constitute self-dealing, since they can result in hefty excise taxes and other ramifications. Marisa Meltebeke of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP provides a legal perspective.

Press Release
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...

Article
An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) motivates, retains, and rewards employees who help make a business successful. It serves as a great exit strategy with some fantastic tax benefits, but it’s also a retirement benefit for your employees.

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Companies in agribusiness are often family-owned, which means their buy-sell agreements, life insurance policies, and estate and succession plans need to be in sync to work smoothly and effectively. We take a closer look in this Insight.

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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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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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(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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Many states require businesses to report and remit unclaimed property they hold or face penalties and interest. Through November 1, 2016, Washington’s amnesty and voluntary disclosure program gives businesses an opportunity to start fresh.

Alert
The FASB recently issued ASU 2015-12, which will simplify financial reporting for employee benefit plans. Though the amendments aren’t effective until fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, earlier adoption is permitted.

Press Release
SEATTLE, August 6, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to combine with Issaquah, Wash.-based Curtis Consulting Group (CCG). Effective September 1, 2015, CCG personnel will join Moss...

Press Release
STOCKTON, Calif., July 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced today that Eric Krienert joined the firm’s Food & Beverage and Agribusiness practices as a tax director.  “We&rsqu...

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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.

Press Release
SEATTLE, July 13, 2015—In response to the growing demand for Transaction Services, Moss Adams is pleased to announce the additions of David Terry as a new partner and Chad Gumm as a director.  “The demand for transaction support has grown tremendously over ...

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(CFMA Building Profits) The private company accounting alternative that allows qualifying entities to minimize separate recognition of certain intangibles could be a good option for many contractors.


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(Run time: 2:04) DeVon Wiens, partner, provides commentary.

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(Run time: 1:24) DeVon Wiens, partner, provides commentary.

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