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A host of new investment vehicles has emerged for private foundations: sustainable, socially responsible, and program-related. In part one of this series, we give an overview of the options available to private foundations and why they’re useful.

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Contributing to California’s College Access Tax Credit Fund can offset either business or personal taxes. Taxpayers hoping to claim the incentive for the 2015 tax year should begin planning their contributions (and calculating the potential corresponding tax write-off) now.

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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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The Financial Accounting Standards Board approved the issuance of an exposure draft for financial statements of not-for-profits. To review the most recent tentative decisions, visit the FASB Web site. The comment period is expected to end July 31, 2015.

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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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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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Generally life insurance benefits at death are not subject to income tax except in a few key circumstances. We look at some of these situations and other ways in which your life insurance could impact your tax liability.

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What’s holding your business back from its growth objectives? For many, it’s simply a question of cash flow—a challenge tax credits and incentives can help solve by freeing up funds you can reinvest in your business. We look at some of the most widely claimed opportunities 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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Revenue cycle management is already a challenge for many health care organizations. And during an affiliation, keeping things running smoothly can become even trickier. We look at best practices and areas organizations should focus on 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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If your not-for-profit provides housing to its employees, you’ll need to understand whether it constitutes additional compensation—because if it does, you’ll need to consider how the benefit affects your reasonable compensation determination. We look at the tax code 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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SEATTLE, May 5, 2014 — The Moss Adams Foundation, the charitable arm of Moss Adams LLP, is announcing a cash contribution to North Counties Family Services and the American Red Cross in support of rescue and relief efforts for the devastating mudslide in Oso, Washington....

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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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SEATTLE, January 22, 2014—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced the launch of the Moss Adams Tax Credit Exchange, an online marketplace for buying and selling tax credits. The exchange enables members t...

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