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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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New FASB guidance enhances the reporting model for financial instruments in hopes of making information more useful to financial statement users. FASB reporters should evaluate the potential impact and potential benefits of early adoption.

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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.

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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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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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Every organization can improve performance and achieve greater success by implementing four attributes, known as the Golden Formula: plan, perform, people, communicate. This Insight details how to put a strategic plan in place.

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A significant change to tax exemption for hospitals is mandatory for tax years beginning after December 29, 2015. IRC Section 501(r) requires modifications of existing practices and policies or hospital risk fines of up to $50,000 as well as potential loss of tax-exempt status.

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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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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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Regardless of the expansive differences between tribes in the United States, every tribe can be a high performer. In order to improve performance, there are four attributes that should be utilized: plan, perform, cultivate and compensate, and communicate.

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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.

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The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry has implications on couples’ tax and financial planning as well as on employers in states that didn’t previously recognize these marriages. Details in this Insight.

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In this article originally published by Commercial Property Executive, we look at tax-saving strategies you can implement while the market’s experiencing an upswing to keep more of your gains and position yourself for tax efficiency down the road.

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Contractors frequently use life insurance to fund their buy-sell agreements. After all, it’s a simple mechanism to pay out cash when it’s needed. The catch? Most companies don’t revisit their policies frequently enough to keep them aligned with their buy-sells or their changing needs.

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

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Your health care organization’s board has a critical role to play in governance, strategy, and long-range planning. We cover the four main focus areas for boards and how health care organizations can assemble the right professionals.

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Technology companies hoping to get in on the M&A boom will want to first maximize their valuations. We look at some of the complex areas where tech companies’ tax assets and liabilities can impact value.

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Growth isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3. It’s a bit more complicated than cutting expenses and enjoying increased revenue. Growth often hinges on building value within various aspects of your business. In this Insight, we explore seven ways businesses can begin adding value.

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