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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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In the past, tax-exempt organizations were required to reapply for exempt status upon certain structural changes. But two 2014 private letter rulings indicate they may no longer need to do so. We look at the rulings in this Insight.

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You may think that because your organization doesn’t pay income tax, you don’t need to pay close attention to the new tangible property regulations. But the truth is, you do. We cover what tax-exempt organizations need to know to comply in this Insight.

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Like most people, businesses often take their utility services for granted, meaning we rarely consider there’s an alternative to paying the rates that show up on our bills. But your business does have options and may be able to more effectively manage its service costs. Learn more in this Insight.

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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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Amid a whirlwind of projects by the FASB and the SEC and corresponding guidance provided by banking regulators, keeping up can be a challenge—let alone deciding which decisions are right for your bank. We look at some of the major areas of change in this Insight.

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In the 2014–2015 fiscal year, the California Competes Tax Credit is set to distribute $150 million to businesses with current operations in California and those seeking to establish new operations there. This Alert briefly covers eligibility requirements, deadlines, and more.

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Broadcasting and telecommunications companies and those that provide e-services to customers in the European Union need to be aware of new value added tax (VAT) rules that require them to collect VAT for the countries in which their customers are located. Details in this Insight.

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A new accounting alternative allows private companies to elect not to recognize certain intangible assets in business combinations but rather to include them in goodwill. We take a closer look at the new alternative and its related requirements in this Alert.

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SEATTLE, December 16, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of Houston-based telecommunications company CHR Sol...

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Will you meet your minimum distribution requirement this year? Do you have net operating losses you can carry over from previous years? And how can you reduce your foundation’s tax rate on net investment income from 2 percent to 1 percent? Our year-end guide addresses all this and more.

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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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A bill now headed to the Senate would make permanent three important tax provisions for not-for-profits and create two more raised in the discussion draft for the Tax Reform Act of 2014. A first look at the details in this Insight.

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Charging fees for parking or opening your not-for-profit’s parking lot to the public during nonbusiness hours can be a great way to raise extra money. But will the earnings be considered unrelated business taxable income? Details in this Insight.

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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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Private foundations are required to make annual distributions to public charities. But if you don’t confirm the organization is still an exempt public charity before you make a distribution, you might discover too late that it’s lost its status—and you’ve incurred a penalty. More in this Insight.

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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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Private funds whose advisors use special-purpose vehicles may need to be audited annually: So says new guidance from the SEC. We cover the details in our latest Alert.

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SEATTLE, August 25, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Wenli Wang has been appointed the new partner in charge of its San Francisco office. Wang succeeds Tullus Miller, who was named lead...

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Gregory Matayoshi has joined the firm as a director of IT consulting. In this role, Matayoshi will serve businesses throughout...

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