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SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2017— Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 14 new partners.  The new partners—located in 10 of the firm’s 30 locations—have demon...

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Our 2017 Q1 update covers tax reform under Trump and other issues for companies in tech, clean tech, life sciences, and communications and media.

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A volatile political year set the stage for more action in 2017. Learn how events will shape the global economy and your portfolio.

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In preparation for the informational return filing season, we give an overview of changes and best practices for Forms 1099-MISC and W-2.

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Classifying trade spend costs can be confusing, especially in a three-tier system that the wine industry follows. We cover exceptions and some tips for wineries and their distributors.

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While many are steeped in history, wineries are now modernizing with high-tech solutions. To increase efficiency and sustainability, they’re tackling everything from water to pesticides to automation.

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It isn’t uncommon for restaurant concepts to hold a large number of leases—each of which is impacted by an accounting standards update. We give an overview of key considerations for public companies.

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Classifying trade spend costs can be confusing. It’s often incorrectly considered a selling expense when it should be netted against revenue. We cover exceptions and some tips in this Insight.

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C corporations with a net capital gain and qualified timber gain can utilize IRC Section 1201(b) for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015. This marks the first tax rate drop in decades.

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Wineries and vineyards have a number of tax-planning opportunities available to them—from accounting method elections to domestic international sales corporations, farming income averaging, and more. Learn more in this Insight.

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US-source interest income paid to nonresidents is subject to 30 percent withholding tax, with several exceptions. Portfolio debt interest is one, but traps for the unwary make it murky territory. Details in this white paper.

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The IRS extended some due dates for some filings required by the ACA. Employers must provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to employees by March 31 and all Forms 1095 to the IRS by February 29 (if paper) or June 30 (if electronic).

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The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 extends two key employment tax credits: the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and the empowerment zone tax credit. Details on the extensions in this Alert.

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2015 Q4 - Get ahead of current tax updates with this review of five issues affecting technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media companies.

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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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When the TPEA was signed into law, little attention was paid to Section 806 of the act, which increases by as much as 150 percent the potential penalties for taxpayers who err in their information reporting to the IRS or payees.

Press Release
EUGENE, Ore., June 25, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Trace Skopil will lead its Eugene office as the new partner in charge.  “We are thrilled to have Trace take the helm ...

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board voted to issue a proposal that would defer the effective date for the new revenue recognition standard by one year for both public and nonpublic entities. Details and proposed effective dates in this Alert.

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SEATTLE, May 8, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced a major enhancement to its industry-leading, web-based MaxCredits™ tool. MaxCredits has now been integrated with the DocuSign® Digi...

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Seattle, April 30, 2013 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced Rhonda Powell as its director of tax. She replaces Dick Fohn, who was elected president and COO in October 2012. In her new role, effectiv...

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