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Tax Law Under Trump

While on the campaign trail, President Trump proposed changes to the tax law that would have a significant impact on both individual and business taxpayers, including changes to tax rates, deductions, and repeals of existing tax law. As his proposed policies evolve, we keep a pulse on how they might affect you and your business.

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On June 30, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee signed the 2017–2019 Washington State operating budget and several other bills that are part of the operating budget compromise.One of these bills is House Bill (HB) 2163, which imposes economic nexus for business and occupation (B&a...

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Tribes are beginning to regularly look for off-reservation investment opportunities as they seek ways to diversify their economies and related investments while tribal gaming continues to mature as an industry and opportunities for gaming expansion become less attractive.The d...

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On February 1, 2017, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities, establishing new criteria for identifying fiduciary activities and clarifying and changing the types of fiduciary funds reported, among other change...

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On July 13, 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2017-11 to provide new guidance for the classification and accounting of financial instruments with down round features.Prior to this update, financial instruments with do...

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On July 10, 2017, the Seattle City Council passed CB 119002, which imposes a 2.25% income tax on Seattle residents who earn more than $250,000 or $500,000 if married filing jointly for tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018.This tax is also imposed on certain trusts...

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A previous version of this article was published online in the July issue of California Healthcare News.Health care entities are at risk of noncompliance with Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute when they provide remuneration for referring a patient.The Office of I...

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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has quietly changed its policy relating to value-added tax (VAT) on imports into the United Kingdom of products that are used or consumed in-house and not resold to customers.The unannounced change in policy appears to be retroact...

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In the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) program’s 2017/2018 fiscal year, the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is authorized to negotiate more than $230 million in tax credits over three application periods. The first a...

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A previous version of this article was published online in an issue of California Healthcare News.The future of health care costs remains unclear with the looming possibility of a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.With new laws and regulations coming into play,...

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On May 9, 2017, the Washington State Department of Revenue issued Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) 3152.2017. It provides guidance that speculative builders who fabricate components off-site for construction projects may be subject to the manufacturing business and occupation tax (B&...

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On May 10, 2017, the Washington State Department of Revenue issued Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) 3047.2017, which provides guidance addressing Washington State’s tax treatment of Internet access and telecommunications used to provide Internet access under the federal Interne...

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Businesses subject to the Washington State Business and Occupation (B&O) tax and that reported apportionable income—service and other or royalties, for example—in 2016 are required to submit an annual reconciliation by October 31, 2017. Late filing fees may app...

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On June 15, 2017, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 102, The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017, which makes substantial changes to the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) and how certain taxes are administered and adjudicated. The...

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We discuss important tax updates from the US Department of the Treasury, Congress, and IRS affecting tax-exempt organizations. We cover a number of topics in addition to tax reform and congressional guidance.

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In this second quarter update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead of them.Trump Administration Unveils...

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Is your health care organization considering a new construction project? Listen to this webcast to understand and adopt best cost control practices for health care construction projects to mitigate your financial exposure.

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Cloud-based servers can be an effective alternative to purchasing on-site servers for certain businesses, but it’s not always the best option. The size and complexity of a company as well as any regulatory restrictions that may apply to it will help dictate which hosting...

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Health care organizations are increasingly challenged to protect their networks and systems against cyberattacks and consequent data breaches.In 2016, more than 1,000 data breaches were reported in the United States, a 40 percent increase compared with the previous year. Of th...

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By now, you’ve likely completed your first single audit under the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, which means it's a good time to reflect on lessons learned.

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A number of companies have qualified for the R&D tax credit to offset payroll tax. With the first benefits coming available in July 2017, companies that are anticipating the boost in cash flow are also anticipating uncertainty.As a new opportunity, the payroll offset provi...

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