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A change to the regulations of Section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code means taxpayers who amend tax returns to claim incremental R&D tax credits can now file using the alternative simplified credit. Read more in our Alert.

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Tribes are wrestling with the Department of Treasury’s final guidance on general welfare benefits for tribal members. In this issue of Tribal Finance Quarterly, John Saltmarsh from the IRS discusses three important issues for tribes.

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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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Though Form 990 and its required schedules have generally remained the same this tax year, a few changes to the forms and their instructions do warrant attention by not-for-profit organizations that file them. We highlight the differences in this Insight.

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Just in the final quarter of 2014 and the first of 2015, we’ve seen some fairly noteworthy legislative developments impacting not-for-profits. From last-minute tax extenders to the IRS priority guidance plan and the GAO’s report on IRS oversight, here’s what’s happening.

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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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For tax-exempt organizations, forming a single-member LLC can lend liability protection. And because they’re disregarded for federal income tax purposes, the responsibilities of managing one are few. Still, there are a few important considerations and exceptions, which we cover 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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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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ASC Topic 606 represents a fundamental change in how companies across industries will be required to recognize revenue from contracts with customers—a change that’s especially relevant to construction contractors. We cover the FASB’s five-step process and some important areas to note in this Insight

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The FASB’s new guidelines for revenue recognition introduce sweeping changes to current GAAP accounting rules. In this Insight we examine what the new rules could mean for software and technology companies.

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In response to private company concerns over the cost and complexity of preparing their financial statements in accordance with GAAP, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued alternative accounting methods for goodwill and related impairment and interest rate swaps.

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